Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 702
 

WBCC Newsmail 702 Volume 16, January 23, 2010
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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.



1. Next week's WBCC Newsmail 703......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Because of my attending the World Money Fair next weekend, WBCC Newsmail 703 will send on Monday February 1.
 

2. 39th World Money Fair in Berlin (Part-3)....by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

The coin fair of superlatives – from January 29 to 31, 2010

Floorplan: http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/wmf/english/pdfs/2010/WMF_10_Floor_Plan.pdf

Exhibitors’ list: http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/wmf/english/exhibitorservice/exhibitors.html

Guest of Honor: http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/wmf/english/guest_of_honor.html

Opening hours for public visitors

Friday, 29.01.2010 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, 30.01.2010 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, 31.01.2010 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Estrel Convention Centre Berlin
Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin
www.estrel-hotel.com

 

The WBCC will attend the World Money Fair with its own Booth. The following WBCC members will be at the WBCC booth:

* Frans Dubois from The Netherlands

* Jack Hepler from the USA

* Max and Carlo Aiello from Italy

* Cliff Anderson from the USA

* Alexei Malykh from Russia

* Martin Peeters from The Netherlands

 

A picture of the WBCC booth 2009, Frans Dubois, Max and Carlo Aiello, Martin Peeters and Jack Hepler.

 

The following WBCC members did send me a message they will visit the WBCC Booth.

* Jacek Stacel WBCC member #419, Poland

* Wouter Beerekamp, WBCC member #249, The Netherlands

* Wolfgang Schuster WBCC member #50, Austria

* Michael Reissner, WBCC member #398, Germany

* Jeff Starck, WBCC member #463, USA

* Gerhard Schoen, WBCC member #60, Germany

* Darek Matyja WBCC member #420, Poland

* Andrzej Kasprzycki WBCC member #424, Poland

 

Every WBCC member who will vist the WBCC booth, will receive a nice present. So see you in Berlin !!


3. Bi-metallic 5 Pounds 2010 from British Virgin Islands...by Hans Bucek, Zwitserland
In http://www.pobjoy.com:80/ukworld/section.php/1159/0 a Pobjoy webpage one can read about 2 different 5 Pounds 2010 British Virgin Islands, 175th Anniversary of the First Book of Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen in Bi-Coloured Blue Reverse and Gold Obverse Titanium and and Bi-Colour Blue and Gold Titanium
 

4. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2010 from Canada.......by Frans Woons, Canada

Attached you’ll find images of the 2010 Canadian Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2010 in the quality “specimen”.

The Bi-metallic almost seems like an “anti-proof”; i.e., the relief (e.g., the queen’s portrait) is shiny while the fields are matte.  This in contrast to proof coins where the relief is matte and the fields are shiny. 

I hope to be able soon to send you images of the proof Canadian 2010 $ 2 Bi-metallic.  This coin is struck in sterling silver with a gold-plated core.

 
5. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2009 from Guernsey......by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
A new series in Ebay
Guernsey 2 Pounds 2009 House of Hannover, Victoria (1837-1901) is a new serie.

Please notice these are Non Legal Tender

 

6. Bi-metallic from Poland and Chech Republik.....by Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland

Here some scans Bi-metallic tokens from Poland, Myjnia bezdotykowa 2 Parking Tokens

2, diameter 23mm,  ring brass, center st
5, diameter 26mm,  ring brass, center st
issued in Roma Mint in 2007  -  10.000 in 2009  -  10.000

From Czech Republic, National technical museum in Praga - Harley Davidson 1903-2003fi 30 mm  ring brass , center KN

I have a token that I didn't know what it was. I wasn't sure if it was a Civil War Token or what...It's part of my coin collection and for year's I thought it was nothing until I started looking through my BlackBook Price Guide to U.S. Coins today looking for what it could be. I came across the section on Civil War Tokens. Then I found your site and you have an image of the very coin I have! What can you tell me about this Token? (See Attached Images) The center is missing and I noticed it was missing on yours too, so I don't know what was there at one time.

and Japan ? Maruhan, diameter 25 mm, ring st, center brass

 

7. Bi-metallic Token...by Lorry

I came across your site by looking up the name Herschel V. Johnson.

I have a token that I didn't know what it was. I wasn't sure if it was a Civil War Token or what...

It's part of my coin collection and for year's I thought it was nothing until I started looking through my BlackBook Price Guide to U.S. Coins today looking for what it could be. I came across the section on Civil War Tokens. Then I found your site and you have an image of the very coin I have! What can you tell me about this Token? (See Attached Images) The center is missing and I noticed it was missing on yours too, so I don't know what was there at one time.

 

8. Bi-metallic tokens from Old Bi-metallic Coins......by Jack Hepler, USA
The Penny Press Mint has devised a method for converting worn and obsolete Bi-metallic coins into like-new Bi-metallic tokens. 

I sent him some circulated Mexican Bi-metallic 2 Pesos, some Jamaican Bi-metallic 20 Dollars and some old French 10 Francs. All of these coins are nearly the same diameter.

The coins are burnished then overstruck using the new token dies. Above samples of the Bi-metallic 2 Pesos and 20 Dollars overstrike.
Due to the minting process, the tokens are slightly larger than the original coins and could not be used as coins but with close examination some of the original design may be seen. A similar experiment will be attempted with Bi-metallic one Peso coins. Use of obsolete or low denomination coins costs less than using Bi-metallic planchets.

 
9. Tri-metallic Medals from Mexico....by Hector Jahil Zaldivar Garcia, Mexico (via Rod Sell)
Refering to WBCC Newsmail 701 item 4 about the Tri-metallic Medals from Mexico Hector Jahil Zaldivar Garcia  fvrom Mexico can tell more abot them

I want share with you the new Tri-metallic Medals to conmemorate de Centennial of Revolution and Bicentennial of Mexican Independence. The 2 medals have the same generals

Mint: Issued by Mexico mint (First trimetallic medals issued by Mexico mint)
Material: External rig made of copper, central ring made on nikel, inner circle made of brass
Condition: Proof medal
Year: 2010
Measure: 50mm or 2 inches
Weight: 51.5 grs or 1.65 oz

Revolution Medal Description

Obverse: Appear the image in the inner circle of a woman with a shotgun called Adelita (the adelita it´s the name used for the women who join the soldiers in the Revolution) a railroad and silhouettes of rebel riders, in the central ring appear railraod tracks and the years 1910 - 2010, in the outer ring appear the legend REVOLUCION MEXICANA - SUFRAGIO EFECTIVO NO REELECION (MEXICAN REVOLUTION EFECTIVE VOTE NO REELECTION) one of the causes of the Mexican Revolution was the Dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, Francisco Madero was the leader the Revolution asking for Democracy.

Reverse : Appear the image of a hand with a shotgun and a cob of corn ( one of the causes of the Revolution was that farmer do not have right about its land), in the central ring appear the legend TIERRA Y LIBERTAD  (LAND AND LIBERTY), in the bottom appear farmers, in the outer ring appear the legend REVOLUCION MEXICANA - CENTENARIO (MEXICAN REVOLUTION CENTENNIAL), and the silhouettes of rebel riders.
Rim: Plain

Independence Medal Description

Obverse: Appear the image in the inner circle of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in the morning of September 16th 1810 calling to people to begin the independence war,  in the central ring appear the legend DON MIGUEL HIDALGO Y COSTILLA the years 1810-2010 , in the outer ring appear the legend INDEPENDENCIA DE MEXICO - BICENTENARIO (INDEPENDENCE OF MEXICO - BICENTENNIAL).

Reverse : Appear the image of the Bell of the Church of Dolores where Hidalgo was priest and make it ring to call the people to arms, in the central ring appear the legend CAMPANA DE DOLORES HIDALGO (BELL OF DOLORES HIDALGO), at bottom some people called to arms, in the outer circle appear the legend DOSCIENTOS AÑOS DE LIBERTAD  and LA PATRIA ES PRIMERO (TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF FREEDOM - THE FATHERLAND ITS FIRST).
Rim : Plain.

10. Bi-metallic Control Token from the USA....by Michael Ayrapetov, USA
I bougt one Bi-metallic US Control Token CT 62:
* CT 62, CT VB, Brass ring, Aluminum center, Diameter: 25 mm, Reeded edge.
I cannot send an image, because I have no scanner
 
11. Bi-metallic Amusement Token...by Bob Spender, (Via Rod Sell)
Here a Bi-metallic Amusement (around top) Amusement (reverse image around bottom, 2 stars at each edge) Taiho (center) Nickel brass, brass center, Dia 24.96 mm, brass center 15.3 mm
 
12. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #702...........by Jack Hepler, USA

This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
Whose face appears on the 2000 Bi-metallic 500 Peso of Chile?

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 #701
Whose face appears on the 2001 Bi-metallic Peso of Argentina?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #701 is General Justo Jose de Urquizo.

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 Quiz Game #700 winner is Meir Sapir, WBCC member #296. There were nine players in this game.
 
13. The Super Quiz Question 11..... by Jack Hepler, USA
Name at least six Bi-metallic issuing countries through which the Tropic of Capricorn passes.
 
14. 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
* Guernsey House of Hanover

* Mexico 2010 Revolution and Independence Medals
* Taiho Amusement token, same both sides
* Bi-metallic medals, made by overstriking bimetallic coins
* Japan Maruhan token

* Czech National Technical Museum medal

* Poland Carwash token from Myjnia
* Turkmenistan 2010 1 & 2 Manat



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:

* 39th World Money Fair, January 29 to 31, 2010 in Berlin, Germany  http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/wmf/english/index.html
* Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint, Saterday June , 2010, Utrecht, The Netherlands http://en.knm.nl
* 10th Northern Coin Event 2010, Saturday September 18, 2010, Assen, The Netherlands, www.muntmanifestatie.nl

 
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