Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 216, Volume 5, September 30, 2000
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, martinp@westbrabant.net
Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,

This weeks WBCC Newsmail is shorter than usual, still I hope you enjoy
reading it!!

1. New WBCC members.by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

We have 2 new members. Let me introduce them to you:

Name: William (Bill) Hyatt (WBCC member #184), USA
E-mail: oper87@aol.com
Age: 39
Profession: Computer Scheduler
Hobby: Coins (Bi-metallic, silver), Travel
Goal: To learn more about, and to collect, worldwide Bi-metallic coins. Also
to meet other collectors and share their knowledge. Hopefully I will also be
able to contribute.

Name: Gylfi Snorrason (WBCC member #185), Iceland,
E-mail: mailto:gylfo@akureyri.is or gylfi@ak.is
Age: 57
Profession: Engineer
Hobby: Collect Tibetan coins, World coins Bi- and Tri-metallic and banknotes
Goal: Get them all if possible

2. No (Bi-metallic) Euros from Denmark...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

Yesterday (september 28th) the people from Denmark did have a referendum to
vote yes or no to the (Bi-metallic) Euro currency. 47 % voted Yes and 53%
voted No. So unfortunnally we will not have Bi-metallic Euros from Denmark.

3. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game (#216)...by Jack Hepler, USA

Monarchs are a favorite subject for coins. Which of the countries listed
have a circulating ringed Bi-metallic coin that shows a Monarch who recently
a. Jamaica
b. Jordan
c. Syria
d. Ecuador
Please send your answer to me: heplerl@saic.com. Next week you can read the
correct answer.

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #215.
Aluminum is the most plentiful of all the Earth's metals and the third most
plentiful of all the elements following oxygen and silicon.  Aluminum is
used as an alloying material in many of the World's coins but is only found
in a pure form in one current circulating bi-metallic coin.  Which coin from
which country would one find Aluminum?
a. 20 Dinar Algeria
b. 5 Shillings, Kenya
c. 10 Dinar, Algeria
d. 250 Rials, Iran
Answer; c, 10 Dinar, Algeria
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #214; 100% Correct

4. WBCC at the World Money Fair, Basel...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

From the World Money Fair organization in Basel, I received a message about
the 30th Internation Coin Cenvention schedule in 2001. The convention will
be held fro friday 2nd February to sunday 4th February. As this year the
WBCC will be present with an own table. The Convention in Basel is the
bigest in europe with many Mints, Coindealers, Coin Producers and Clubs
present. In 2001 the Royal Canadian Mint will be the Mint of Honour and will
have a special booth. If you have any question about the World Money Fair
you can ask Karina Voggel, E-mail: info@worldmoneyfair.com and soon they
will have a homepage: http://www.worldmoneyfair.com/ (still in preparation)

5. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images....by Rod Sell, WBCC Homepage Provider

This weeks new pictures in the WBCC Homepage:

* Portugal 200 Escudos 2000
* MTTs are from Italy:
- City Como- Citta di Balocchi
- Lavandai folk group
- Milan F.C. New design
- Scuola materna Bertolla City (TO)
- Costantiniano Order
- Malta S.M.O.M
- Borboni Coat of Arms

6. Bi-metallics Euros on a Poster..........by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

This week I received from the Austria Mint about 50 posters (for free)
depicting all future 2002 (Bi-metallic) Euros coins and bills. All
Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euros you can find on this poster. The poster is about 1
meter high and 0,5 meter wide. I can send you a poster for free, only the
postage and envelope costs are 2 US$ per piece. So just let me know if you
are interested: martinp@westbrabant.net

7. My Bi-metallic list............by Joel Anderson, USA

My Bi-metallic coin list has been updated. The updated list is available at
http://www.joelscoins.com/bimetal2.htm or by E-mail from joel@joelscoins.com

"See" you next weeks,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
was established September 14, 1996 and is the very first Worldwide
Collectors Club using the Internet. Goal of the WBCC is exchange
Bi-metallics and exchange knowledge about Bi-metallics
WBCC Organisation:
WBCC Homepage Provider: Rod Sell, Australia, Rod.Sell@elderwyn.com
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands, dubois.f@wxs.nl
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson, USA, chander@mciworld.com
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, 113076.167@compuserve.com
WBCC Developement Centre, Jack Hepler, USA, leslie.j.hepler@saic.com
WBCC Focal Point ANA 2001 Convention, Ray Lockwood, USA, sunray@comteck.com
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands, martinp@westbrabant.net