Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 722
Newsmail 722 Volume 16, June 12, 2010
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
Welcome into the World Of Bi-, Tri- and Tetra-metallics. I hope you enjoy reading this week's issue of the WBCC Newsmail.
1. WBCC at the Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint...by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Today Frans Dubois and myself will be with an own WBCC booth at the Open Day of the Royal Dutch Mint in the city Utrecht, The Netherlands.
For the first time at the Open Day there will be a guest of honor: Monnaie de Paris, the French Mint. For this time there will be also a special Euro set (1000 sets) .
Further sets available are The Mintmaster Euro set (3000 sets) and Day Of the Mint Euro set (2010 sets).
(Dutch Mintmaster Maarten Brouwer at his desk at the Royal Dutch Mint
More info at (sorry, in Dutch Language),
2. WBCC members meeting...by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Here is a pictucre of Rod Sell and Jack Hepler at the Sydney Opera hous
3. Bi-metallic Error 500 Lire 1982 from Italy....by Frans Woons, Canada
Here an image of a Bi-metallic 500 Lire 1982 from Italy struck with a cracked die. See the curved line in the bottom half of this coin; from one edge to the other.
4. Bi-metallic in Auction...by Max Aiello, Italy
I have found 3 interesting lots of Tri-metallics from Francefrom the CGB auction closing day 17.06.2010:
( the URL is: http://vso.numishop.com/#cv44 )
* Lot 1100, Essai de frappe de 20 Francs Trimetallique 1987 AMM Pessac - € 180,00 / € 350,00
* Lot 1101, Essai de frappe de 20 Francs trimetallique 1987 AMM Pessac - € 150,00 / € 300,00
* Lot 1111
Essai de frappe de 10 Francs bimetallique 1987 AMM Pessac - € 150,00 / € 200,00
5. Bi-metallic in Ebay....by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
6. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from Vatican City.......by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained two sets of Euro Fantasy Coins from Vatican City. The sets are dated 2009 and 009, value: Xeros.
7. Bi-metallic Fantasy Euro's from Monaco.....by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
I have obtained these Bi-metallics from Monaco, The Fantasy Euro's are dated 2010. value: Xeros.
The 1 Xeros coin shows the Oceanographic Museum in Moncao
The 2 Xeros coins show the head of Albert I
8. Bi-metallic MTT 's from Poland....by Jacek Stącel, Poland
Another 2 Bimetallic the series " Polish Baltic Lighthouses " Hell and Wladyslawowo
9. Tri-metallics in Ebayfrom South-Africa ....by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
Here are offered in Ebay, 10 Tri-metallics depicting all the Succor stadions for the World Soccer Championship in South-Africa
All 10 Tri-metallic pieces are offered together in:
10. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #722...........by Jack Hepler, USA
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face".
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #721
appears on the 1995 Bi-metallic 10 Dirhams of Morocco?
11. WBCC Super Quiz #16...by Jack Hepler, USA
When the Euro coins were launched in 2002, optional edge lettering was authorized. Most countries incorporated a series of designs for the edges including stars, country names, ornaments or value. Which country created Bi-metallic edge designs that were NOT country name, ornaments, value or stars? What was the inscription on the Bi-metallic 2 Euro of that country and what does it say in English?
Answer to WBCC Super Quiz #15
The March Super Quiz was about Switzerland's three beautiful Bi-metallic 10 Francs coins that featured three of the highest mountains in the Alps. The mountains so honored were the Matterhorn Cervin, Jungfrau, and Piz Bernina. The May question is about the location. Which mountain is the most easterly and which is the most westerly of the three mountains?
The correct answers are: The most easterly mountain is Piz Bernina (E9º54' 28"). The most westerly mountain is Matterhorn Cervin (E7º 39' 23") The May Super Quiz winner will be announced 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 Webmaster: Rod Sell, Australia, email@example.com
WBCC Auction/Sales Pages Provider: Rod Sell, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands, email@example.com
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, email@example.com
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA, email@example.com
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, The Netherlands, firstname.lastname@example.org
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