Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 675
 

WBCC Newsmail 675 Volume 15, July 18, 2009
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Composed with help from members of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC),
and weekly published by: Martin Peeters,  Netherlands,
Focal Point of the WBCC

Past Newsmails can be found at http://www.wbcc-online.com/newsmail/wbccnews.html
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Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,
Welcome into the World Of Bi-, Tri- and Tetra-metallics. I hope you enjoy reading this week's issue of the WBCC Newsmail. Please read the Super Quiz Question.


1. Bi-metallic 10 Baht 2009 from Thailand...by Jacek Stącel, Poland
This is a new image of the king on 2009 (BE 2552) Bi-metallic circulation coin (KM -227) King Rama IX.
 
2. Bi-metallic 2 and 3 Euro 2010 from Slovenia...by Jacek Stacel, Poland
Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2010 from Slovenia commemorating 200 years botanic garden in Ljubljana 
Here are pictures of  Bi-metallic 2 and 3 Euro 2010 from Slovenia
Bi-metallic 3 Euro 2010 from Slovenia
 
3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2010 from Spain...by Jacek Stacel, Poland
Spain from 2010 begins a new series of Bi-metallic 2 Euro coins - Sights of Spain. Here is a picture
 
4. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro from Spain....by Jacek Stacel, Poland
In 2010, Spain will revise the design of its national sides in order to comply with the common guidelines recommended by the European Commission, as endorsed by the Council conclusions of 10 February 2009. The new national sides will continue to bear the same effigy of His Majesty King Juan Carlos I, but the date of issuance will now feature in the inner part of the coin, together with the mintmark and the name of the issuing country. The twelve stars in the outer ring will now be depicted as on the European flag, with no raised section around them.
 
5. Bi-metallic 5 Pesos 2009 from Mexico...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Refering to WBCC Newsmail 654, item 3:
Mexico announced a new series of 37 Bi-metallic circulating commemorative 5 peso coins to honor the 200th anniversary of Mexican independence from Spain and the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution of 1910 to 1920. The coins are being released from 2008 to 2010.
Here are pictures of 5 Bi-metallics 5 Pesos 2009:
They depict:
Andres Mouna Enriquez
Carmen Serdan
Filomeno Mata
Jose Maria Cox
Pedro Moreno
 
6. Bi-metallic from Jamaica...by Antonio Barrena Mateo, Spain
Jamaica Bi-metallic $ 100 Coin, 2008 Olympics Beijing, “Gold Medal Winners”
The Bank of Jamaica has authorised the PobJoy Mint to manufacture a limited number of superb Bi-Metallic Proof $100 coins as a tribute to Jamaica’s outstanding performance at the 29th Olympiad of the modern era.  The Olympic Games of 2008 were held in Beijing, China and millions of spectators around the world watched the very best of the world’s sportsmen and sportswomen win a deserved place in sporting history. 
Jamaican athletes once again displayed excellence in track and field by winning 6 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals at the same time establishing three World and two Olympic records.
The reverse of this exquisite proof Commemorative Coin, modelled by PobJoy Mint engraver, Barry Stanton, displays Jamaica’s seven gold medal winners, cum record breakers, Usain Bolt, Michael Frater, Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter(4 x 100m relay), Veronica Campbell-Brown (200m), Melaine Walker (400m hurdles) and Shelley-Ann Fraser (100m).
The obverse bears the Jamaica Coat of Arms.
 

Jamaica Bi-metallic $ 100 Coin, 2008 Olympics Beijing, “Usain Bolt”

The Bank of Jamaica has authorised the PobJoy Mint to manufacture a limited number of superb Bi-metallic Proof $100 coins as a tribute to Jamaica’s outstanding performance at the 29th Olympiad of the modern era.  The Olympic Games of 2008 were held in Beijing, China and millions of spectators around the world watched the very best of the world’s sportsmen and sportswomen win a deserved place in sporting history. 
Jamaican athletes once again displayed excellence in track and field by winning 6 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals at the same time establishing three World and two Olympic records.
The reverse of this exquisite proof Commemorative Coin, modeled by PobJoy Mint engraver, Barry Stanton, captures the “Victor Ludorum” of the Beijing Games (Gold Medals and World Records in 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m relay) and IAAF Male Athlete of the Year 2008, the Laureus World Sportsman of Year (2008)  the dynamic Usain Bolt, in record breaking form.
The obverse bears the Jamaica Coat of Arms. 
Specification of both Bi-metallics:
Demomination $100
Alloy Bi-Metallic .925 AG (Silver) with Gold Plated Inner Core
Diameter 38.61 mm
Wheight 28.28 gr
Shape Round
Edge Milded
Minting issue 5.000
Price $100
 
7. Bi-metallic MTT from Poland...by Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
A new Bi-metallic MTTs from Warsaw Mint, City Usrzyki Dolne, 7 Bojkow 2009. Here is a picture
 
8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #675.......by Jack Hepler, USA
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face". Whose face appears on the 1994 Bi-metallic Five Dollars of Australia?

See this coin and others at the WBCC website:  http://wbcc-online.com
Please send your answer to: heplerj@juno.com

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #674
Whose face appears on the 1995 Bi-metallic Five Shillings of Kenya?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #674 is Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi.

WBCC Quiz Game Prize
A Bi-metallic prize will be awarded for the correct answer. If more than one member gets the correct answer, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner. The #673 Quiz Game winner is Davina, WBCC member #491. There were nine players in this game, all of whom had the correct answer.
 
 
9. The Super Quiz Question 5..... by Jack Hepler, USA

In 1993, two non-English speaking countries issued high denomination circulation Bi-metallic coins. Both coins show a tree. The two countries are antipodean. (They are directly on opposite sides of the earth) What are the names of these two countries and what are names of the trees?
 

10. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster

The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html

* Spain 1 & 2 euro design change
* Spain 2010 2 Euro
* Slovenia 2010 2e & 3e

* Poland MTT from Ustrzyki

* Thailand 10 baht King's new portrait

* More Zambia 2009 1000 Kwacha Olympic Officials
* Japan 2009 500 Yen  Niigata




See You next week.
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
 
wbcc@home.nl

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The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) was established September 14, 1996 and is the very first Worldwide Collectors Club using the Internet.
Goal of the WBCC is exchange Bi-, Tri-, and Tetra-metallics and exchange knowledge about Bi-, Tri-, and Tetra-metallics

WBCC Organisation:
WBCC Webmaster: Rod Sell, Australia, rodsell@rodsell.com
WBCC Sales Pages Provider: Rod Sell, rodsell@rodsell.com
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands, dubois.f@wxs.nl
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson, USA, cliff38@earthlink.net
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, 85@wbcc.fsnet.co.uk
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA, heplerj@juno.com
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA, sunrayofmarion@aol.com
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands, wbcc@home.nl
WBCC Website: http://wbcc-online.com
WBCC Web-Log: http://wbcc.web-log.nl/

The WBCC will attend the following future International events:

* Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint, Saterday June 13, 2009, Utrecht, The Netherlands http://en.knm.nl

* 9th Northern Coin Event 2009, Saturday September 19, 2009, Assen, The Netherlands, http://www.muntmanifestatie.nl 

* 6th Coin Event Numismatica Herentals, Sunday December 13, 2009, Herentals Belgium, http://
www.numismatica-herentals.be

* 39th World Money Fair, January 29 to 31, 2010 in Berlin, Germany

 
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