Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 249, Volume 6, May 19, 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. My new E-mail address..by Krish Khambadkone, USA

Please read my new E-mail address: Krish Khambadkone (WBCC member #57),

2. WBCC Newsmail 250...by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

Next week May 26th, WBCC Newsmail 250 will be published. This means 250
weeks in a row news about Bi- and Tri-metallics, so almost 5 years !! I want
to make a special issue 250. Now I ask WBCC members, we have now 213 members
from 42 countries worldwide, and I'm sure we all have our stories about our
unique hobby. So I ask all 213 WBCC members: write YOUR story about
intersting hobby collecting Bi-metallics or Tri-metallics. One think I can
already write: The WBCC will announce in WBCC Newsmail 250 a BIG change:
What? Well, you just have to wait till week !

3. Bi-metallic pattern from Chile...by Francisco Jovel, Chile

If you look in the WBCC Homepage
http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.html you can find a
picture of a Bi-metallic 500 Peso pattern...if you look to the picture it is
the same obverse (Cardenal Raul Silva Henriquez)... The reverse has the
legend Casa de Moneda, the Santiago Mintmark (S°) and the date 1743 which is
the date that the Santiago Mint was established. It is quite rare for I have
only seen and heard of maybe 5 to 7 others. The last one I saw on a Chile
auction was up for sale for a minimum of 200 US$. (It was not sold at that

4. Bi-metallic (future) 1 and 2 Euro 2002...by José Luis Ramírez, Spain

Reffering to WBCC Newsmail 245, item 3 about the Bi-metallic (future) 1 and
2 Euro 2002, I have news about the Spanish (Bi-metallic) Euros:
The Spanish central Bank will issue the next December 15, 2001 a set named
STARTER KIT. This set will be available in the spanish banks with a value of
2000 pesetas (12,02 Euros) and will have this coins:

1 cto, 4 coins (the spanish name for the eurocents will be centimo(s),
cto(s) is the short name)
2 ctos, 9 coins
5 ctos, 6 coins
10 ctos, 6 coins
20 ctos, 7 coins
50 ctos, 7 coins
The spanish name for the eurocents will be centimo(s), cto(s) is the short
1 Euro, 2 Bi-metallic coins
2 Euro, 2 Bi-metallic coins

If you add the value of the all coins you will obtain 12 euros and 2 cent.
The spanish collectors will begin the (Bi-metallic) Euro collections 2 weeks
before the arrival of the new coin!

--Remark WBCC Focal Point: The following EU countries will also a Euro
Starters Kit with the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro: Belgium, Germany, France,
Luxemburg, The Netherlands, Austria, and Spain. Finland, Ireland and Italy
have not decided yet, and Greece and Portugal will not have a Euro Starters

5. Bi-metallic Euro medal from Italy...by Manuel González, Spain

This week I received the Bi-metallic 1 Euro from Milan "Variety L´Euro". So
the are now 3 pieces of the Milan Soccer Tean:
* Milan FC Champion. Shield.
* Milan FC Champion. Shield. Variety: L´Euro
* Milan FC Champion. Shield and Devil.
A scan of the variety can be seen in the WBCC Homepage:

6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #249...by Jack Hepler, USA

Russia issued Bi-metallic coin sets in 1991,1992, and 1993 showing many
animals, birds and a snake. The species of snake is a Naja Naja Oxiana. What
is the common name of the snake is shown on the 10 Rouble Russian
Bi-metallic of 1992?
a. King Cobra
b. Central Asian Cobra
c. Spitting Cobra
d. Common Hooded Cobra
Please send your answer to me: heplerj@juno.com. The answer will be shown in
the WBCC Newsmail next week.
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #248.
Pedro Nunes and Garcia de Orta are honored on the coins of what country?
e. Argentina
f. Brazil
g. Portugal
h. Spain
Answer to Question #248 is "c", Portugal
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #247; 100% correct.  All players
got the correct answer.

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

WBCC  Auction 27 has almost closed. Look for the result at:
http://wbcc-online.com/Auction27.html (NEW URL !!)

WBCC Auction 28 details can now send to Rod Sell at Rod.Sell@elderwyn.com If
possible send a scan of the coin.

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

This weeks new pictures in the WBCC Homepage:

* GB Marconi 2 Pound 2001
* Italy Milan FC Euro Variety: L´Euro
* Chile Pattern Piece

"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