W.B.C.C.
Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 244, Volume 6, April 14, 2001
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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, bi.metallic@kabelfoon.nl
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Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,

I hope you really enjoy reading this weeks WBCC Newsmail !!

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

Name: Peter Reekers (WBCC member #209), Netherlands
E-mail: p.g.mreekers@freeler.nl
Age: 53
Profession: constructor (concrete, steel, wood)
Hobby: everything connected with coins and medals, included Bi-metalic, and
banknotes
Goal: coins and medals, included Bi-metalic, and banknotes in connection
with profession, especially bridges.
How did know about the WBCC: introduction by Frans Dubois

2. My new E-mail address..by Steve Andrews, USA

Please change my e-mail Steve Andews (WBCC member #45)
stephenjandrews@earthlink.net

3. Bi-metallic 10 Rouble from Russia..by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

From WBCC member Michael Ayrapetov I received the news that Russia has
issued this week the earlier announced (WBCC Newsmail 228, item 4)
Bi-metallic 10 Rouble 2001. This new Bi-metallic commemorates that 40 years
ago Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space.

4. Bi-metallic Ukraine 5 Hryven 2001...by Bronius Juozaitis, Ukraine

The Ukraine did issue a 2001 Ukrainian Bi-metallic coin depicting a Mother
and a baby. This second Bi-metallic 5 Hryven 2001 is available for WBCC
member for a price of 3.50 US$ for the UNC version and $ 4.50 for the Proof
version (Registrated Postage costs not included). If you have interest
E-mail me at :bronjuoz@takas.lt
A picture is available in the WBCC Homepage:
http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.html

5. Bi-metallic Columbus commemorative...by Frans Woons, Canada

In ebay I saw this week a Bi-metallic commemorati Columbus.
Item: http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1227954924
(Auction has ended now)
The text with the offer say:

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A beautiful Bi-metal coin that contains 8.09 grams of gold and 7.46 grams of
platinum. This coin commemorates the 500 year anniversary of Columbus. The
center of the coin in Platinum and the outer portion of the coin is gold.
This is piece 61 of 5000. This coin was issued in 1991/92 by the Istituto
Polygrafico E Zecca Dello Stato.
--Unquote

The seller (Lloyd G. Button III, MCSE)  was so kind to pernit the pictures
in the WBCC Homepage:

6. Tri-metallic Greece 20 Euro 1996...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

In ebay I saw this week a Tri-metallic Grecce 20 Euro 1996, non Legal
Tender.
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1227367283 (Auction
has ended now)
According the seller (Henry Hanisch)
--Quote
Yes, this piece is made and issued by ICB, London. The coins were designed
by the British coinage artist Raphael Maklouf and struck at the Tower Mint,
London.
--Unquote

-- Remark WBCC Focal Point: The Tri-metallic 20 Euro was offered in a set of
several dominations of the Euro.

7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #244...by Jack Hepler, USA

The Swiss Mint has released several Bi-metallic Five Franc coins during the
past three years. Each coin portrays a theme that has special meaning for
Swiss nationals. The Five Franc coin of 2000 features a honeycomb design
with eight bees around the border. The honeycomb represents what
characteristic of Switzerland?
a. Hardworking Swiss people.
b. Stable government.
c. Durability of the Swiss Franc.
d. Traditional design of Swiss jewelers.
Please send your answer to me: heplerj@juno.com. Next week you can read the
correct answer.
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #243.
One of the most recently released Bi-metallic coins portrays a standing
figure with a shield and spear, and is dated 2000. The legend reads,
"REPUBLIKA E SHQIPERISE. What is another name for this country?
a. Albania
b. Algeria
c. Georgia
d. Ukraine
Answer to Question #243 is "a", Albania
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #242; 100% correct.

8. WBCC Auction Page (WAP).........by Rod Sell, WAP Provider

WBCC  Auction 22 has almost closed. Look for the result at:
http://members.xoom.com/RodSell/wbccauction/auction22.html
 
WBCC Auction 23 is open now, and closes 10 PM Sydney Time Saturday April 21,
2001 Sydney is 10 Hrs ahead of Greenwich (London)Time.
http://members.xoom.com/RodSell/wbccauction/auction23.html

Please read the WBCC Auction Rules.
Listed are:
* France 1.5 Euro from Carcassone 1997. Price $10.00
* France 2 Euro from Limoux 1998. Price $10.00
* France 20 Euro from Nimes 1998. Price $10.00

WBCC Auction 24 details can now send to Rod Sell at Rod.Sell@elderwyn.com If
possible send a scan of the coin.

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

This weeks new pictures in the WBCC Homepage:
http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.html
* Greece 1996 20 Euro pattern
* Italy 1992 Gold and Silver Columbus
* Ukraine  2001 5 Hryven

10. PR for the WBCC.........by Jack Hepler, USA

In the March 13 issue of Numismatic News one could read the following
excerpt from an article written by Clifford Mishler, who visited the WBCC
table at the World Money Fair at Basel in February this year:

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Among the many collectors and dealers with whom I spoke during the course of
the day was Martin Peeters from the Netherlands, who was on hand manning a
table in the name of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club, handing out
a catalog of issues specially prepared for distribution at the show
--Unquote

Clifford Mishler also included with his article, a picture of the WBCC club
Bi-metallic token.
 
 

"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
bi.metallic@kabelfoon.nl
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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, cliff38@earthlink.net
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, 113076.167@compuserve.com
WBCC Developement Centre, Jack Hepler, USA, heplerj@juno.com
WBCC Focal Point ANA 2001 Convention, Ray Lockwood, USA, sunray@comteck.com
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands, bi.metallic@kabelfoon.nl
WBCC Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.html
"All That Is Bi-metallic" Webside: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/9540/bmhome.html
Bi-metallic Forum Page: http://network54.com/Forum/86625
The WBCC is officially sponsored for the Basel World Money Fair by:
* Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moeda, S.A (The Portuguese Mint)
and  * Schuler Presses, Germany