Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 750
Newsmail 750 Volume 12, December 25, 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
This week edited by Jack Hepler, USA, WBCC Development Center, firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Newsmails can be found at http://www.wbcc-online.com/newsmail/wbccnews.html
Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,
Welcome into the
World of Bi-, Tri- and Tetra-metallics.
first you have to join the newsgroup.
Celebration time !!! WBCC Newsmail send 750 weeks in a row !! I’m sure a Worldwide Internet record !!
1. A new WBCC member…by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal PointName: Gary McCormack (WBCC member #521), Canada
Profession: Nuclear Engineer, Retired.
Hobby: I collect modern (after 1950) world coins including Bi-metallics and Tri-metallics
Goal: I am more interested in circulating coins rather than special issues.
Against: I am not interested in precious metal issues.
How did I know about the WBCC: through one of the members.
2. Bi-metallic 50 Ouguiya 2010 from Mauritania……..by Antonio Mateo, Spain
Here a scan of a new Bi-metallic 50 Ouguiya 2010 coin from Mauritania.
Remark Paul Baker, UK:
New bi-metallic denomination for Mauritania
Having read a little bit about a new Bi-metallic coins from Mauritania I had a look on the website of the Central Bank of Mauritania and found: http://www.bcm.mr/MONNAIE/Pages/Pi%C3%A8ces.aspx
which includes the coin design image of the new type, actual coins are used there as illustrations of the older type.
So all of this told me was that the new type was at least soon to be issued. I tried for a while to further find info on the bank's website - but without sucess.then I looked for another image and found... http://www.ami.mr/filesfr/photosnews/08-12-2010-M06.jpg
then I looked for the page that used that image and found... http://www.ami.mr/fr/index.php?page=Depeche&id_depeche=11640
This is a page on the website of "L’agence Mauritanienne d’information" (Mauritanian Information Agency). Details of the coin are given in French - these translate as...
The BCM issues a new coin of 50 Ouguiya
Nouakchott, 08/12/2010 - The Central Bank of Mauritania (BCM) issued on Wednesday morning a new coin (metal) of 50 UM.
The new coin weighs 8.20 grams and has a diameter of 28 mm.
It also has the following specifications: - Bi-color (nickel-brass) - Composition: Brass-plated-Steel core and Nickel-plated-Steel ring.
The issue of the new coin is to satisfy a domestic market and to facilitate and expedite business transactions between citizens.
I notice that the coin design image shows dating 1430/2010, however the actual coins show dating 1431/2010. The year 1430 actually ended about 2 weeks before 2010 started
Remark Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
And the earlier Bi-metallic 20 Ouguiya dated 2009 look like this:
3. Bi-metallic 500 Yen 2012 from Japan…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here are picture of 3 new Bi-metallics 500 yen dated 2012 commemorate Kumanarnoto, Tottori and Toyama
4. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2011 from the Benelux countries…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Planned by June 2011, dedicated to the three monarchies of Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg, the set will consist of the 3 series circulating in 2011 with the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2011 of all 3 countries, along with a commemorative medal to the set.. Struck 10.000 sets
5. Bi-metallic error in Ebay….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw in Ebay a Bi-metallic error from Colombia http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380301672820
COLOMBIA - 500 PESOS BI-METALLIC ERROR COIN - 1995
6. Encased Nickel…………by Jack Hepler, USA
Here scans of the 2010 Christmas encased nickel produced for the Rappahannock Area Coin Club.
One member donated 40 nickels dated 1912 for the project, and the minter was Penny Press Mint in Green Bay, Wisconsin. These were all minted with a brass ring. Everyone at the Annual R.A.C.C. Christmas meeting/dinner was presented with a specimen. An encased nickel is presented each year at club meetings.
7. Bi-metallic MTT from Dutch city Schoonhoven…...by Frans Woons, Canada
Here images of the 1997 SchoonhovenBbi-metallic MTT the Duit. I’m not sure whether images of this piece ever appeared on the WBCC website. They are mentioned in TWOB
8. Bi-metallic MTT from Dutch city Leiden…....by Frans Woons, Canada
In 2006 it was 400 years ago that Rembrandt van Rijn was born in Leiden. To commemorate this event five different MTT’s were struck that could be used in the City of Leiden:
½ Rembrandt (uni-metallic; yellow; 26 mm in diameter).
1 Rembrandt (bi-metallic; yellow ring and white plug; 26 mm in diameter).
Three different 2 Rembrandt pieces with a common reverse (bi-metallic; white ring with yellow plug; 30 mm in diameter).
I vaguely remember that these pieces were struck in coin alignment and medal alignment. But maybe I’m mixed up with a different series of Durch MTT’s. All they Rembrandt pieces I have were struck in coin alignment.
9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #750…by Jack Hepler, USA
This week continues the quiz series called, "Whose Face". Two faces are shown on the 2006 commemorative 2 Euro of Finland. What is commemorated by this coin? See this coin and others at the WBCC website: http://wbcc-online.com Please send your answer to: email@example.com
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz
Game question #749. What lady’s face appears on the Bi-metallic
2010 Thailand 10 Baht?
WBCC Quiz Game Prize
Taiwan issued a Bi-metallic coin with a legend written in Braille. What do the dots say?
11.New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images are shown at:
"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 Webmaster: Rod Sell, Australia, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Auction/Sales Pages Provider: Rod Sell, email@example.com
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson, USA, email@example.com
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA, email@example.com
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, The Netherlands, email@example.com
WBCC Website: http://wbcc-online.com
The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* 40th World Money Fair, January 28-30, 2011, Berlin, Germany