Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 783
 

WBCC Newsmail 783,  August 13, 2011
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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.

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1. Bi-metallic 20 Dollar 2010 from Redonda…..by Pabitra Saha, UK
Redonda has issued a Bi-metallic 20 Dollar 2010 on Commonwealth Games in New Delhi
Redonda is a very small, uninhabited Caribbean island or islet which is politically a part (a dependency)of the nation of Antigua and Barbuda in the Leeward Islands West Indies This small island lies 56.2 kilometres (34.9 mi) southwest of Antigua, in the waters between the islands of Nevis and Montserrat. Redonda is closer to Montserrat than to any other island; it is located at 22.5 kilometres (14.0 mi) northwest of Montserrat, and 32 kilometres (20 mi) southeast of Nevis. Redonda is essentially one very large rock. It is the remnant of an ancient volcanic core, and the land rises extremely steeply from sea level, mostly as sheer cliffs. Although to Columbus the island appeared to be round, it is in reality long and narrow in outline. The actual land area of the island is hard to calculate because of the extreme steepness of the slopes, but is estimated as somewhere between 1.6 square kilometres (400 acres) and 2.6 square kilometres (640 acres). The highest point is 296 metres (970 ft). Redonda is uninhabited, except by seabirds and a flock of feral goats that manage to survive on the poor grazing on top of the island

2. Bi-metallics from China in Ebay…by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Saw an unusual Bi-metallic in Ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140589565112
1900 Lynn Mass Medal 50th Anniversary Badge Bimetallic

3. Bi-metallic MTT from Poland…..by Jacek Stacel, Poland

Bi-metallic MTT’s from Poland from Warsaw Mint 
a. Radom  7 Iskier 2011, Bi-metallic, ring brass, center KN, diameter 27 mm, issued 15.000 pieces
b. Radom 7 Migow  2011, Bi-metallic, ring brass, center KN, diameter 27 mm, issued 15.000 pieces
c. Olesno 7  Anien 2011, Bi-metallic, ring brass, center KN, diameter 27 mm, issued 5.000 pieces
d. Lubliniec  1 Blotniak  2011, Bi-metallic, ring brass, center KN, diameter 27 mm, issued  1.200 pieces

4. Bi-metallics made in China....by Martin Peeters,The Netherlands

The following mail I received:
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Dear Mr. Martin Peeters ,
Good Day! 
This is Simon Lee in Yuehua Token Co. that is founded in 1989 and the largest manufacturer of tokens for coin-op machines in China.
It has been exporting tokens to over 71 countries worldwide, like Argentina, Australia, Egypt, Germany, Holland, India, USA.
It developed bi-metal, edge reeded, grooved, embossed and edge lettering token to prevent customers' lost from counterfeit tokens. Please check the attachment.
The metals used to make token are brass, cupronickel, red copper, stainless steel, zinc-alloy etc.
The price of brass/25*1.85mm token is 0.068USD/PC. H70/0.984' token is 0.073USD/PC. Attachment has the SGS report of H70 copper.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Best regards,
Simon Lee
IAAPA exihibitor.
http://www.yuehuatoken.com/cn/index.htm

--Remark WBCC Focal Point: Here are some samples:

5. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #783…by Jack Hepler, USA
One patriot of the War for Independence is well known and has appeared on many commemorative coins of Mexico.  He was a poor cowboy until the age of 25 when he decided to enter the priesthood.  His priestly career was mostly among Indians.  But in 1811, he joined the forces of Hidalgo and then took over a leadership position when Hidalgo was executed by Spanish Loyalists.  He lead the independence war in the southern parts of Mexico until, finally, he was captured and executed on 22 December 1815.  Who was this Mexican patriot whose image appears on a Bi-metallic Five Pesos dated 2010.

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 #782

Only one coin in the 37 coin Bi-metallic 5 Pesos series of the Independence and Revolution Wars shows an image, not of one person but representative of several persons.  Name this coin.
The answer to this question is La Soldadera.

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 #782 prize winner is WBCC Member Gabor Toth, #80. There were five players.

6. Super Quiz #75…………by Jack Hepler, USA
Jersey issued a Bi-metallic Two Pounds coin in 1996 that shows the Coat of Arms of the 12 Parishes. The word “Saint” is not included in the name of two of the Parishes. Give the names of these two Parishes and state the location of the CoA's using the clock position. The 1 O’clock position will be the first location clockwise from the top of the coin.

Answer to Super Quiz #24...by Jack Hepler

A knight on its horse fighting against a dragon appears on many coins of Great Britain. The knight represents St. George.
A: Which other country uses this scene in its Coat of Arms on a bimetallic coin?
B: What does the motto below this CoA say?

Answers:

A. Georgia
B. "Strength is in Unity"

The winner of Super Quiz #24 was James Ballard, Member #523.

7.New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images are shown at:
 
http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html

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"See you" next week,

Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club wbcc@hotmail.nl
 
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@hotmail.nl
WBCC Website: http://wbcc-online.com
 
The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* Northern Coin Event, September 17, 2011, Assen, The Netherlands
* 41th World Money Fair, February 3 till 5, 2012, Berlin, Germany
* Open day of the Royal Dutch Mint, June, 2012, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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