Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 881
 

WBCC Newsmail 881,  June 29 , 2013
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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

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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 medal from Mexico.........by Jorge Madonna, Argentina
Here a picture of a Tri-metallic medal from Mexico.
Front: Core: reproduction of the front of the piece of 8 escudos, 1813,
Outer Ring: in  upper arch “BICENTENARIO DE LA PRIMERA MONEDA PATRIA” and lower arch separately
by two diamonds, "1813 - 2013"; Inner ring: arched top, "CNBA - FENYMA - AANM" and  lower arch,
separated by two figures, "BNA - BPBA - SECDM". 
Reverse: Core: reverse reproduction of the piece of 8 escudos, 1813, Outer Ring: 
“HOMENAJE DE LOS NUMISMÁTICOS Y ENTIDADES ARGENTINAS” in exergue, vegetative ornament,
Inner ring: arched top, “A LA ASAMBLEA DEL AÑO XIII”  and lower arch separately  by two points,
“Y A MANUEL BELGRANO”.. 

Module: 65 mm. Weight: 88.3 g. 
Metal: Core: brass (70% Cu, 30% Zn)
Inner ring: copper (98% Cu, 2% impurities)
Outer ring:  alpaca (77% Cu, 18% Ni, 5% Zn). 

Quantity minted: 140 units 
Engraver: American Medals (in core monogram on front). 

The medal commemorates the first Republican coins and those who made it possible:
the Assembly of Year XIII who created them, and Manuel Belgrano,
whose triumphs in the North allowed the release of Upper Peru and occupation the Potosi Mint.

The metals chosen to symbolize gold, copper and silver, the first metals used in Argentine coinage in the nineteenth century.
The initials on the front of the inner ring belong to institutions joined to mint the medal: Centro Numismatico de Buenos Aires,
Federación de entidades de Numismática y Medallística Argentinas, Academia Argentina de Numismática y Medallística,
the Banco de la Nacion Argentina, and the Sociedad del Estado y Casa de Moneda. 
It was filed on the bicentenary of the first coins homelands, on April 13, 2013

2. Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2013 from the UK........by Pabitra Saha, UK
UK has issued a new Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2013 from the UK, coin on Anniversary of Guinea was a gold coin minted between 1663 to 1813.
Guinea was a gold coin minted between 1663 to 1813. It was first gold coin minted in Tower of London.
The name comes from African country which was source of the gold. It commems 350 years of first minting ( and 200 years of last minting ?)

3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 from Monaco.......by Max Aiello, Italy
About the new Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 from Monaco, they announced the issue on December 1st,
but the coin has been issued last June 17th and it is in commercefor an ast ronomic price, as usual for a Monaco coin.

4. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 from Slovak Republic.......by Pabitra Saha, UK
The Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 from Slovak Republic  is out

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euro 2013 from Malta.........by Pabitra Saha, UK
(picture from: http://www.collect2euros.fr/UK/UKnews.html )
More info at: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20130624/local/central-bank-issues-new-euro-coin-set.475162

6. Bi-metallic 1 Monte 2013 from Montesclaros ..........by Pabitra Saha, UK
A Fantasy Bi-metallic 1 Montes 2013 from Montesclaros

7. Encased piece from the USA....by Jack Hepler, USA
The second edition of encased coins commemorating the American Civil War has been released by the Rappahannock Area Coin Club
Featured are the battles at Chancellorsville, Brandy Station and Salem Church.  Chancellorsviille is noted for the famous "Flank Attack"
by General Stonewall Jackson when his greatly outnumbered soldiers surprised and completely routed the Union forces. 
Brandy Station is noted for the largest cavalry battle in the nation's history.

8. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #881….…by Jack Hepler, USA
In which year did Thailand issue a Bi-metallic 10 Baht coin with the following symbol in the design?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:  http://wbcc-online.com
Please send your answer to: heplerj@juno.com 

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.

Answer Bi-metallic Quiz question #880
The World Conservation Union (IUCN) held the World Conservation Congress in Bangkok. 
The event was commemorated on a Bimetallic 10 Baht coin of Thailand.  What is date inscribed on the coin?
Answer:  17-25 November 2004.

The Quiz Game #878 prize winner was Bertie van Haag, WBCC Member #261.
The Quiz Game #879 prize was Tamás Toth, WBCC Member #546.

9. Super Quiz #33 (revised)…………by Jack Hepler, USA

Eight “Bundesländer Series” Bi-metallic 2 Euro coin designs have been issued by Germany thus far. 
Each coin features a landmark.  Which two landmarks (of the eight) are the closest to each other?
To help players this suggestion is offered:

First, name the landmarks and locations, then look at a map to see which two landmarks are the closest.
For example: in Rheinland-Palatinate, the landmark is Porta Nigra located in Trier.

Answer to Super Quiz #32

A multinational Bi-metallic 2 Euro coin of 2007 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome;
the “birth certificate” of the European Union.  Where is the original of this document stored?

The correct answer is Rome, Italy.

The winner of Super Quiz #32 is Thierry Defaix, WBCC member #555.  There were eight players in this game.

10.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 DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands, dubois.f@wxs.nl
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, 85@wbcc.fsnet.co.uk
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA, heplerj@juno.com

WBCC Public Relations Centre: Max Aiello, Italy,  wbcc73@gmail.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:
* 13th Muntmanifestatie 2013, September 21,  2013, Houten, The Netherlands.
http://www.wbevenementen.eu/muntmanifestatie/
* 43th World Money Fair, February 7 till 9, 2014, Berlin, Germany, http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/wmf/english/index.html

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