Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 806
Newsmail 806, January 21 , 2012
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. WBCC at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany…by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The WBCC will attent the World Money Fair (World’s biggest Coin event) in Berlin from February 3 till 5 with its own booth. At the WBCC booth (H72-H73) you can meet: Frans Dubois, Jack Helper and Martin Peeters. More information at: http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/wmf/english/index.html
Please let me know if you visit the WMF and the WBCC booth, we
will have a nice (Bi-metallic) present for you !! E-mail me at
Guest of Honor
The United Kingdom represented by the Royal Mint
The Supporting Program of the World Money Fair 2012
During the world’s biggest coin fair that will take place from 3 to 5 February 2012 in Berlin, exhibitors and visitors will be offered a top-class supporting program of events.
Already one day before the official opening of the fair, i.e. on 2 February 2012, you are invited to the 7th Berlin auction held by the renowned auctioneers Fritz Rudolf Künker in the room Estrel, where first-class numismatic objects and collections will be on offer. For detailed information about the schedule of this special event, please see our “fair schedule” section or visit www.kuenker.de.
Also on 2 February 2011, the Technical Forum, a conference reserved for international experts, will take place. At this forum, engineers, suppliers and production partners exchange experiences and ideas on the latest solutions and processes in minting technology. Professionals from mints and the industry interested in attending the conference can register now.
On the opening day of the World Money Fair, leading international mints will showcase their current coin programs at the Media Forum. Collectors and interested visitors are welcome to this event. Between 10:30 am and 2:00 pm, 16 leading mints are scheduled to present their latest coin issues and speak about new developments and future projects. Remember to make a note of the date! All presentations will be held in English.
Friday, 3.2.2012 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, 4.2.2012 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, 5.2.2012 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
On purchase of an admission ticket you will get a free copy of the exhibition catalog of the World Money Fair 2012. With the Fair’s coin passport (available at the cash points) you can gather an interesting collection of international coins as you walk around the exhibition floors. This year, other nominal values than in the previous years will prevail and also some brand-new 2012 coins will be included – a “valuable” gift, perfect for your friends and partners! The new passport will still be available for 10.00 euro at the cash points.
2. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2012 from Canada…..by Frans Woons, Canada
This year the Royal Canadian Mint will issue two, rather than one, proof sets.
Both sets contain the Bi-metallic $ 2 coin (‘toony”) in proof quality, of course.
The composition of the toonies in these sets is new.
In the “Fine Silver Proof Set” (issue price about $ 225) the toony is made of 99.99 % silver with a gold-plated core. In the past the “silver” toonies were made off sterling silver (92.5 % silver plus 7.5 % copper; and a gold-plated core). The mintage of this set is 20,000 sets.
In the “Classic Proof Set” (also known as the “Silver Dollar Proof Set””) (issue price about $ 100) the toony is made of nickel (the ring) and brass (the centre). Mintage: unknown as of yet.
3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2012 from Luxembourg….by Pabitra Saha, UK
Issued now the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2012 from Luxembourg the normal piece ans commemorate 10 Years Euro
4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2012 from Slovenia…..by Pabitra Saha, UK
Here is a picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2012 from Estland commemorate 10 Years Euro
5. Bi-metallic 10 Francs 2012 from Switzerland….by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here is a picture of the Bi-metallic 10 Francs 2012 from Switzerland commemorate Cow fighting
This Bi-metallic will be available at the World Money Fair in Berlin
6. Bi-metallic Token from the USA…..by Joel Anderson, USA
Here is the latest Bi-metallic Nevada Brothel token.
Red Light Lounge, Winnemucca Nevada
43.5mm, .999 silver center, 24 Kt. gold electoplate on brass outer ring. $10 nominal face value good for "primary services only"
Available for $39.95 + $4 shipping worldwide.
Joel Anderson E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Bi-metallic 10 Euro 2012 from Estland…..by James Ballard, USA
Here is the picture of the Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2012 from Estland commemorate 10 Year Euro
8. Bi-metallic tokens from Poland….by Stanislaw Bulawski, Poland
Here are new Bi-metallic tokens from Poland:
a. WOSP Czeladz, 20 Final 2012, Tri-metallic, ring Brass, center Cupper, second center Brass, diameter 30 x 30 mm Mincerz Opolski, issued only 20 pieces
b. WOSP Czeladz, 20 Final 2012, Tri-metallic, ring Brass, center Cupper, second center Brass, diameter 30 x 30 mm Mincerz Opolski, issued only 20 pieces
9. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #806…by Jack Hepler, USA
The Bi-metallic 2011 Five Euro of which Finnish province shows two arms with sword in hands? 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 #805.
The Bi-metallic 2011 Five Euro which commemorates the province of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland incorporates the provincial Coat of Arms. What animal is shown in this Coat of Arms?
The answer to this question is Stoat, ermine or winter weasel.
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 #804 prize winner is Gabor Toth, WBCC Member #80. There were seven players.
10. Super Quiz #27…………by Jack Hepler, USA
There is a 20 Rupee coin that features a tall building in the design image.
Name the country that issued this circulation Bi-metallic coin and tell how tall the building is.
Answer to Super Quiz #26...by Jack Hepler
Which country issued the first Bi-metallic coin in modern times and which country ranks second? (Give name of countries and dates)
A: The first European country was Italy in 1982
B: Two countries issued Bi-metallic circulation coins in 1988, France and Thailand. Depending on which map projection is used, a line drawn between the capitols of France and Thailand will pass through Rome.
The winner of Super Quiz #26 is Leandro DelVecchio, WBCC member # 336.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
* 41st World Money Fair, February 3 till 5, 2012, Berlin, Germany
* Open day of the Royal Dutch Mint, June, 2012, Utrecht, The Netherlands