Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 706
 

WBCC Newsmail 706 Volume 16, February 20, 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. A new WBCC member......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
 
We have 2 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:
 

Name: Norman Watson (WBCC member #511), USA

E-mail: ndwdhw@comcast.net 

Webpage: www.worldcoinsandstuff.com 

Age: 47 

Profession: retired 

Hobby: World coins and tokens especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics

Goal: to be able to educate others on the historical importance of coins and banknotes 

Against: dishonest and greedy coin dealers and dealers of banknotes as well as counterfeiters 

How did you know about the WBCC: web search 

 

Name: Maddy Raghavan (WBCC member #512), Australia
Male
Age: 30
Profession: IT Security Professional
Hobby: Bi-metallic/Tri-metallic legal tender coins from the World (circulated/proof), Gold /Silver coins from the World. Specially keen to collect bi-metal/tri-metals containing gold/silver.
Goal: Treasure rich collection of coins bearing special metal properties - bi-metal/tri-metal/gold/silver
Against: re-strike coins
How did I know about the WBCC: Internet Research
 

2. Bi-metallic 5 Bolivianos 2010 from Bolivia...by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

Here is a scan of the Bi-metallic 5 Bolivianos 2010, Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia

 

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2002 error from San Marino.....by Allen Kwon, South-Korea

San Marino, Bi-metallic 2 Euro "2002 have Initials of the engraver, "ELF INC."
Normal pieces:

Special piece with "ELF INC

 

4. Bi-metallic 1 Lats 2004 from Latvia.....by Allen Kwon, South-Korea

A strange Bi-metallic 1 Lats coin from Latvia.
it is not Niob coin like normal 1 Lats. Both have same design but detail is some different.

I directly requested judgment at Latvia Bank. Head, Coin Division of Latvia Bank responsed that it is fake clearly.

 

5. Bi-metallic Fantasy Crown.....by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands

You don't see this often in Ebay:
SCARCE GIBRALTER EDWARD VIII BI-METAL FANTASY CROWN 

 

6. Bi-metallic Control and other Tokens...........by Michael Ayrapetov, USA

In new (2007) Website of Van Brook (VB) I found text with 40 Bi-metallic Control tokens - CT tokens. URL is:
You also can see in this Website images of Bi-metallic Car Wash, Arcade and Amusement, Vending and Export tokens. URL is:
* Bi-metallic CarWash Tokens:
* Bi-metallic Arcade Tokens
* Bi-metallic Export Tokens
 

7. Bi-metallic Trade tokens....by Joel Anderson, USA

Holabird-Kagin's upcoming Western State Token Society (WESTS) token auction held on March 12 in Sacrament, California includes some Bi-metallic tokens, including two from Chatanika, Alaska (lots 100 & 101)
View the live catalog online by going to www.holabirdamericana.com and following the link to the WESTS Token Auction. On line bidding is available.

 

8. Bi-metallic MTT from Poland....by Jacek Stącel, Poland

The first in 2010 with a series of Bi-metallic MTT Poland - Torun Nicolaus Copernicus
issue 19 .02. 2010
Issue 30.000 pieces
diameter 27 mm
issuer: Mint of Poland
 
9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #706...........by Jack Hepler, USA
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
Whose face appears on the 1997 Bi-metallic Two Pounds of Gibraltar?  (I realize this is not normal circulation coin but it is very popular among collectors.)

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 #705
Whose face appears on the 2002 Bi-metallic One Euro of Austria?
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #705 is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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 #704 Quiz Game Prize winner is Tom Galway, member #68.  There were eleven players.
 
10. WBCC Super Quiz #12...by Jack Hepler, USA
The cross and crosslets of Llantrisant is the mintmark appearing on the Bi-metallic coins of which country?  In which year did this mintmark first appear on a coin of this country?

Answer to WBCC Super Quiz #11
Name at least six Bi-metallic issuing countries through which the Tropic of Capricorn passes.
The correct choices are:
1. Argentina
2. Australia
3. Botswana
4. Brazil
5. Chile
6. Mozambique
7. South Africa

The winner will be announced next week.
Take a look at:
klick on "English" text and then Bimetal
You will find a lot of Bi-metallics.

"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. 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 Auction/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, The Netherlands, wbcc@home.nl
WBCC Website: http://wbcc-online.com
 
The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint, 2010, Utrecht, The Netherlands
* 10th Northern Coin Event 2010, September, 2010, Assen, The Netherlands, www.muntmanifestatie.nl
* 7th Coin Event Numismatica Herentals, December, 2010, Herentals Belgium, www.numismatica-herentals.be
* 40th World Money Fair, January, 2011, Berlin, Germany

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