Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 696
Newsmail 696 Volume 15, December 12, 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. WBCC at an International Coin Show.......by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Tomorrow Sunday December 13, Frans Dubois and myself will represent the WBCC at the 6th Coin Event Numismatica Herentals, Belgium
More info at: www.numismatica-herentals.be
We will have our own WBCC Booth. Every WBCC member who visits us will receive a nice (Bi-metallic) present.
2. WBCC and PR.........by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
In Coin World of December 7, 2009 we can read an article written by Jeff Starck, Senior Staff Writer COIN WORLD (http://www.coinworld.com) about the 500th WBCC member.
3. Bi-metallic 1 Peso 2008/2009 from Argentina.....by Jorge Madonna, Argentina
As a Club
Bi-metallic1 Peso 2009 produced in Argentina
Bi-metallic 1 Peso 2009 produced in Mexico
4. Bi-metallic 2 Pounds 2006 from Guansey...by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110468042541&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123
the 3rd The house of Stuart, James I (1603-25)
the 4th The house of Stuart,, Charles I(1625-49)
--Remark Cliff Anderson, USAThis is a nice piece.
5. Bi-metallic 5 Euro from Finland...by Hans Busec, Switzerland
Someone gave me this bimetallic 5 Euro-Medal which he wants to sell. It is 38 mm in diameter, CuNi ring and brass center. Plain edge with inscription: NLT-EJ LAGLIGT BETALNINGSMEDEL - EI LAILLINEN MAKSUVALINE
I have no idea of its possible value and are open to any reasonable offer. You can put a line and picture in the bulletin - if not already published
When I got one in 1996 from Lauren Benson, it was worth $12US, but the 2007
"Unusual World Coins" catalog values it at $18.50.
Since its very low mintage is 50,000, I think a fair asking price should be
at least $25.
6. Bi-metallics from Ebay...by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
In 2003 Ebay produced several Bi-metallics. Here is an overview
Inscription: ebay - The World's Online Marketplace - Buy & Sell Practically Anything
Diameter 26.5 mm
Material Ring : Aureate bonded Steel, Centre Nickel bonded Steel
Struck by The Royal Dutch Mint
Mintage and several countries and pictures
* Australia 5.000 pieces
* Austria 5.000 pieces
* Belgium 5.000 pieces
* Canada 5.000 pieces
* France 5.000 pieces
* Germany 5.000 pieces
* Italy 5.000 pieces
* The Netherlands 5.000 pieces
* Spain 5.000 pieces
* Switzerland 5.000 pieces
* Taiwan 3.000 pieces
* United Kingdom 5.000 pieces
7. Bi-metallic in Ebay.......by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay:
The seller says:
NAU 5 AMEROS PROOF COIN
Country/Region: North American Union (NAU)
Denomination: 5 Amero (not legal tender)
Mintage: Limited Edition Prototype (unknown)
Material: Cupro-Nickel (silver) & Brass (Gold) (bi-metal)
Strike: Mirror Proof (deep cameo surfaces)
Weight: 11.5 grams (.4 ounce)
The obverse of the coin features the denomination written as "5 Amero", overlapped on both metals. The word "Amero" is shown over an ebgraving of the continent of North America. There is an Amero symbol under the "O" in Ameron, as well as 2 stars with an "A" inside which stands for Amero. There are 3 vertical lines with stars on the ends symbolizing the 3 Nations which make up the Union of North America, the USA, Canada & Mexico.
In the silver colored portion of the reverse there are stars around the edge like numbers on a clock. With a symbol representing Mexico at 9, a symbol representing the USA at 12 & a maple leaf symbol at 3 to represent Canada. The gold center features familiar symbols & mottos from all 3 nations of the NAU's current currencies. This coin is not legal tender, it is fantasy coinage. Keep reading for additional information about the NAU & the AMERO.
A Union of the US, Canada & Mexico has been planned & talked about for many years & a World currency is already in the works. There has been discussion of a regional local currency called the "Amero" which would be the official currency of the NAU, replacing the US & CAN Dollars & the MEX Peso. Basically North America becomes one entity like the European Union & just as Europe now only has 1 currency, the "Euro", the Union of North America would have 1 currency, the "Amero".
NAU as described from the interweb: "The North American Union (NAU) is a theoretical regional union of Canada, Mexico & The United States similar in structure to the European Union, including a common currency called the Amero. The idea has been discussed & proposed in academic & scholarly circles, either as a union or as a North American community as proposed by the Independent Task Force on North America. The amero is the appellation given to what would be the North American Union's counterpart to the Euro".
8. Bi-metallic Fantasy 2 Euro from Latvia.......by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
The company SRH (Sir Rowland Hill, http://www.srh-ltd.com/index.htm ) is offering a Fantasy Bi-metallic 2 Euro from Latvia. The offer is only for collectors wo live in The Netherlands. The price is 2 Euro.
9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #696..................by Jack Hepler, USA
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
The Bi-metallic 2001 One Euro of Monaco bears two faces. One is the face of Prince Rainier III. Whose is the other face?
Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #695
10. The WBCC Bi-metallic Super Quiz 10......by Jack
What is the name of this bridge?
When traveling by boat from north to south, how many bridges in Budapest would you pass before reaching this bridge?
What is the span (distance) between the bridge pillars?
11. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
See You next week.
Martin Peeters, Focal Point
of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
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