Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 685
Newsmail 685 Volume 15, September 26, 2009
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
Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,
1. A new page created...by Rod Sell, WBCC webpage Provider
I have created a new page called PNC.
PNCs are Philatelic & Numismatics Covers. In recent years Post Offices have combined with their local Mints to produce First Day and Promotional Covers that include a coin or medal. No doubt these were to increase revenue from both stamp and coin collectors.
Great Britain has produced the most, with covers from the Royal Mint as well as private issuers.
The new page can be seen at http://wbcc-online.com/pnc/pnc.html
The PNCs with bimetallic coins listed, are from Australia, GB and Hong Kong by a UK company.
If you know of any others with Bi-metallic coins please let me know with an image if possible. firstname.lastname@example.org
2. The WBCC at the Largest coin fair of the year...by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
Like several years before on the 3rd Saturday of September, last weekend the largest coin fair of the year was hold in Assen. The WBCC was also present and we, Martin and Frans, did a lot of p.r. for our club. No new issues on the tables but from Hakim we received a new date (2009) of the 100 fils coin. Two new tokens, a Mintmasters Conference medal from Helsinki and a medal from the Italian Mint, Torino were found.
The fact that we met a lot of people made it a successful day for the WBCC! Thanks to Wouter Beerenkamp who organized this coin show and who invited us again. Next year with the 10th Anniversary of the Northern Coin Event will be held on Saterday 18 September 2010
3. Special offer for WBCC members..........by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
A special offer for WBCC members because of the 13th Anniversary of the WBCC, one can order a white shirt with the WBCC logo.
I have shirts in sizes L and XL
Pleae notice: If there are enough WBCC members who order a shirt, I can send them.
Price for 1 shirt is 12 Euro, postage NOT included.
The Netherlands 2 Euro
Inside Europe 3 Euro
Outsite Europe 6 Euro
Registrated costs more, please ask me.
If you have interest please E-mail me at: email@example.com
4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2009 from San Marino....by Jack Heper, USA
The European Year of Creativity, 2009 has as its slogan; "imagine-create-innovate".
A Bi-metallic Two Euro coin has been issued by San Marino to commemorate the year. In the foreground, enclosed within twelve stars of the European community, the coin depicts a composition made up of elements which symbolize human genius.
On a page of the book there's a spiral created by Leonardo Fibonacci, made up of a sequence of numbers where each successive number is the sum of the preceding two. Above, the compass, symbol of scientific topics; the three feathers located on the left, besides representing the Republic of San Marino, are also the symbol of humanistic studies. The two beakers on the right represent research and thus, innovation.
5. Bi-metallic MTT's from Poland....by Jacek Stącel, Poland
* Next from series MTT, City Kraków
* City of Bielsko Biala, The city is Animated Film Label
6. Bi-metallic Control Tokens....by Michael Ayrapetov, USA
Bi-metallic Control tokens maybe using also for Amusement and Parking for control function. Control token is the kind of Test token. The size (diameter) of token is very important for control function.
8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #685........by Jack Hepler, USA
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
Whose face appears on the 1987 Bi-metallic Moroccan 5 Dirham?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website: http://wbcc-online.com
Please send your answer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #684
Whose non-USA face appears on the 2004 Bi-metallic Dollar coin of Micronesia?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #684 is Joseph Urusemal.
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 #683 Quiz Game winner is Bertie van Haag, WBCC member #261. There were six players in this game, all of whom had the correct answer.
9. The WBCC Bi-metallic Super Quiz 7......by Jack Hepler, USA
A landlocked Euro issuing country issued a series of 9 Bi-metallic coins of the same value.
One obverse of these Bi-metallic coins is again used on a coin of the Euro series of that country. What is shown on that common obverse?
See You next week.
Martin Peeters, Focal Point
of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) was
established September 14, 1996 and is the very first Worldwide
Collectors Club using the Internet.
The WBCC will attend the following future International
* 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 http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/wmf/english/index.html
* 10th Northern Coin Event 2010, Saturday September 18, 2010, Assen, The Netherlands, www.muntmanifestatie.nl