Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 245, Volume 6, April 21, 2001
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
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

We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce her to you:

Name: Xiao Tong (WBCC member #210), China, PRC
E-mail: 520517@163.net
Age: 49
Hobby: collecting Bi-metallic coins
Profession: Engineer

Xiao is the first female WBCC member from China.

2. Bi-metallic 2 Euro Coins Escape Mint...by Paul Baker, UK

The other day I read an interesting "Associated Press" report through Yahoo
at: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010413/wl/euro_accidental_debut_1.html
It was a report dated 13th April 2001, that detailed how eight Bi-metallic 2
Euro coins had been accidentally lost from the Stuttgart Mint and all but
one of them were found in a sweet machine soon after. The authorities were
quickly alerted to the situation. But watchout... there is one piece still
at large !

3. Bi-metallic (future) 1 and 2 Euro 2002....by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

The Netherlands government announced that all the inhabitants (15 million
people) will get in december 2001 a "Euro-kit" containing the complete Euro
dominations, including the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro. The set will be free
for all people. "To get used to the new currency", as the government say.
Beside that, it is possible to buy in December 2001 a plastic bag of several
dominations of the Euro coins. Now I wonder will other EU countries do the
same. I ask the WBCC members of the several EU countries to let me know if
the same will hapen in their country. Please E-mail me at :bi.metallic@kabelfoon.nl
Maybe it is possible to collect the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro of all 12 EU
countries before official issueing in January 2002

4. Bi-metallic MTT  from the Netherlands...by Frans Dubois, Netherlands

Monday, April 30, is the National Holyday in the Netherlands because of the
birthday of Queen-mother Juliana. On this day the city of  IJsselstein will
issue a special Bi-metallic MTT to raise funds for a Childrens Holiday
Foundation in IJsselstein. The name of the MTT is "The Vijvo" and it can be
used in all shops in IJsselstein as legal tender till September 1th 2001.
The ring is white and the centre is yellow. There will be issued also a
special Bi-metallic on the first day in proof with a white centre and a red
ring (same design), only for the first 200 orders! In the week after April
30 there will be an image on the Homepage.

5. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #245...by Jack Hepler, USA

Which of the following countries have the image of a horse and rider on at
least one of their circulation Bi-metallic coins? You may need to look at
your coins or the WBCC homepage.
a. Austria
b. Latvia
c. Lithuania
d. Monaco
Please send your answer to me: heplerj@juno.com. Next week you can read the
correct answer.
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #244.
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.
Answer to Question #244 is "c", Durability of the Swiss Franc. See Newsmail
#241. Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #243; 100% correct.

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

WBCC  Auction 23 has almost closed. Look for the result at:

WBCC Auction 24 is open now, and closes 10 PM Sydney Time Saturday April 28,
2001 Sydney is 10 Hrs ahead of Greenwich (London)Time.

Please read the WBCC Auction Rules.
Listed are:
* Swiss 5 Francs 2001 UNC, Reserve $7.00
* Swiss 5Fr UNC 2000 Basel, Reserve $7.50
* Swiss 5Fr 150 years UNC, Reserve  $7.00
* Swiss 5Fr 1999  UNC, Reserve  $6.00
* Cambodia 500 Riels UNC, Reserve $2.50
* Sao Tome -1000 Dobras 1999 BU, Reserve $22.00

WBCC Auction 25 details can now send to Rod Sell at Rod.Sell@elderwyn.com If
possible send a scan of the coin.

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

This weeks new pictures in the WBCC Homepage:

* Euro Images on Coffee Cups
* Russia  2001 10 Roubles Yuri Gagarin

"See you" next week,
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, 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