Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 824

WBCC Newsmail 824,  May 26 , 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

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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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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. Tri-metallic 1000 Won 2012 from South-Korea… Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Here a picture of the Tri-metallic 1000 Won 2012 from South-Korea commemorate World Expo 2012.
External rim: copper 75%, zinc 21%, nickel 4%
Internal rim: copper 75%, nickel 25%
Center: copper 65%, zinc 35%
Weight: 10.10 g
Diameter: 28.20 mm
Mintage: 40 000

2. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #824…….…by Jack Hepler, USA
In the 12th century, the people of Uusimaa were still mostly travelling hunters, but the region was discovered by more and more people in the following centuries. People moved to Uusimaa especially from the Southwest Finland and Sweden. 

In fact, the province was even named after the settlers. The name Uusimaa is spelled in the Swedish form ‘ny land’ (‘new land’) already in documents dating back to the 14th century. It was recorded in the Finnish form ‘Wsimaa’ for the first time by Mikael Agricola in 1548 in the preface of his translation of the New Testament.

The reverse side of the Uusimaa 2011, Bi-metallic 5 Euro provincial coin depicts the coat of arms of the Uusimaa historical province.

What is depicted on the obverse?

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Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #823.
The 2010 Bi-metallic 5 Euro of Finland Proper features the Coat of Arms on one side.  Shown on the other side is a national treasure used in the 19th century.  This was used at biblical study gatherings in the Hujala village of the Rusko parish. These study gatherings were known as kinkerit, the equivalent of the modern confirmation class an established practice in Finland with the enforcement of the 1686 Church Law.  What is the object shown on this coin?
The Rusko Tankard.

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 #822 prize winner was Leandro DelVecchio, WBCC member #336.  There were five players.

3. Super Quiz #29…………by Jack Hepler, USA
The “Queen Fights” image may be seen on a 2012 Bi-metallic coin.  Name the coin and give the longitude and latitude of the last championship event.

Answer to Super Quiz #28

Argentina issued a series of 5 bimetallic coins, commemorating 200 years of independence.  All of these coins illustrate selected sites in Argentina.  Arrange these five locations in geographic order from north to south.
a. Pucara de Tilcara                 23 35`19” S
b. El Palmar                              31 51’ 11” S
c. Aconcagua                           32 39’ 12” S
d. Mar del Plata                        38 0’ 0” S
e. Glaciar Perito Moreno          50 29’ 0” S

The winner of Super Quiz #28 is Bertie van Haag, WBCC member # 261.

4.New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
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"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,
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands,
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK,
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA,

WBCC Public Relations Centre: Max Aiello, Italy,
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA,
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, The Netherlands,
WBCC Website:
The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* Open day of the Royal Dutch Mint, June, 2012, Utrecht, The Netherlands
* Internationale Muntmenifestatie, September 15, 2012, Assen, The Netherlands
* 42nd World Money Fair, February 1 till 3, 2013, Berlin, Germany