Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #259

WBCC Newsmail 259, Volume 6, July 28, 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

Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,

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

1. Bi-metallic 2 Pound Martin Peeters, Netherlands

By E-mail I received a message from BRM about the 2 Pound 2001, Marconi:

Dear Mr Peeters
Thank you for your recent enquiry.
I can confirm that that the Bi-metallic 2 Pound Marconi coin will be in
circulation in October.
I trust this answers your query.
Yours sincerely
Sarah Howell
Customer Services, BRM

2. WBCC and Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club will attend the ANA World's Fair
of Money® in Atlanta held from August 8-12, 2001. WBCC member Ray
Lockwood has the possiblity to expose the WBCC to the USA numismatic
communities, coindealers and the US public. Ray is the WBCC Focal Point ANA
Convention 2001. At his booth of the Central States Numismatic Society Ray
will give all information about the WBCC to the public. So if you go to
Atlanta visit the WBCC booth #3.

3. WBCC New Encased Jack Hepler, WBCC Developement Center

The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) has developed encased coins
commemorating official WBCC representation at the World Money Fair, in
Basel, Switzerland, and the American Numismatic Association, Coin Fair in
Atlanta Georgia, USA. The four coins selected for this project are:

* Mexico, 2000, 20 Centavos
* New Zealand, 2000, 5 Cents
* Poland, 2000, 5 Groszy
* USA, 2001, Cent

The production run includes approximately 100 specimens of each coin. The
draft design may be seen on the WBCC Homepage, Section WBCC Annoucements:

Orders for individual coin encasements or sets are now being accepted at the
WBCC Development Center,
Jack Hepler. The four-coin set
costs $10 US, which includes postage for US orders. Insurance, and postage
outside the US is extra. A single specimen may be ordered for $3 US.

4. Bi-metallic Map of Croatia…by Jack Hepler, USA

A stylized map of Croatia is shown on a 1997 Bi-metallic 25 Kunas.
Croatia is an Adriatic and a Central European country. It stretches in
the form of an arc from the Danube River in the northeast to the Istria
in the west and Boka Kotorska in the southeast. Geographically, it is
situated on the crossroads between Central Europe and the Mediterranean
Sea. The Croatian Adriatic coast is one of the most indented in the
world: it has 1185 islands and islets with a total coastline of 4,058 km,
the total length of the mainland coast being 1777 km or 1100 miles.
Croatia's major cities, coastline and three major rivers; the Sava,
Drava, and Danube are shown on the 25 Kunas bi-metallic coin.

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

The Kingdom of Morocco has released two bi-metallic coins; 5 Dirhams and 10
Dirhams. The image pictured on each coin is different but both have the
portrait of the same person. He became King of Morocco in 1961 and died in
1999. He was succeeded by his son, King Mohammed VI. What is the name of
the King of Morocco pictured on Moroccan Bi-metallic coins?
a. Yusuf
b. Mohammed V
c. Al-Hassan II
d. King Hussein
Please send your answer to me: Jack Hepler. Next week you can read the correct answer.

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #258.
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 bees represents what characteristic
of Switzerland? Be careful, this is not the same as Quiz Question #244
a. Hardworking Swiss people.
b. Stable government.
c. Durability of the Swiss Franc.
d. Traditional design of Swiss jewelers.
Answer to Question #258 is "a", Hardworking Swiss people.
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #257; 100% correct. 12 Players.

6. Bi-metallic Botswana 5 Pula Fabio Guerrieri, Italy

Available the new Botswana 5 Pula at 4.70$ and new italian Bi-metallic Euro,
take a look at it HERE

7. Bi-metallics Curtis Judge, USA

I still have over 120 different Bi-metallics available for sale. Coins are
in UNC or BUNC condition housed in vinyl 2X2 flip holders. There are items
for the beginning as well as the advanced collector. Prices have been
reduced substantially with additional discounts and terms available on
large orders. A very good deal can be made on the entire lot. Please email
Curtis Judge for a copy of the list.

8. Bi-metallic Euros Martin Peeters, Netherlands

I can offer the following commemorate Bi-metallic Euros:
Postage cost not included. If you have interest in one, please E-mail me at:
Martin Peeters

* 5 Euro 1997, Aviation, Sky surfing, $5
* 5 Euro 1997, Aviation, Aeromodelling, $5
5 Euro/Ecu, Conrad Adenauer, $5

"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
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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-metallics and exchange knowledge about Bi-metallics
WBCC Organisation:

WBCC Websmaster, JD White, USA.

WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands.

WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson,USA.

WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK.

WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA.

WBCC Focal Point: ANA Convention 2001, Ray Lockwood, USA.

WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands.
WBCC Website
All That Is Bi-metallic.

Bi-metallic Forum Page

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.


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