WBCC Newsmail 262, Volume 6, August 18, 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. State of the WBCC Website...by JD White, WBCC Webmaster
Some of you may have noticed that I have fallen a little behind in updating
the website's Image Library, the Mint Link page and the Latest Release
pages. My apologies, but there has been little I could do about it. When I
volunteered to re-design the WBCC website, I had 6 or 7 hours a day to
devote to the task. In the last month or so, I have become completely
swamped with new client work. I'm sure you'll understand when I say that
paying work must come before volunteer work.
I also am very pleased to announce that Rod Sell has agreed to step in and
provide some much needed assistance. He will be managing the site's New
Release's page and did updated the page. Please send any new release images
to Rod Sell.
Rod has also agreed to manage the Auction and plans to start the next
auction on the club's 5th Anniversary September 14th. While Rod handles
these two tasks for me, I will make ever effort to finish updating the Image
Library. My heartfelt thanks go out to Rod, with his help things will be
back on track soon.
2. WBCC Auction 29 is open now...by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
Auction 29 is now ready to receive material. The new design page can be see
Closing time to include lots in this Auction is 10AM Friday 14th September
2001 Sydney Time.
Lets make this ANNIVERSARY Auction memorable. So sort out your good
duplicates and send me the details and the scans. E-mail me,
3. WBCC and ANA..........by Ray Lockwood, USA
The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club was at the ANA World's Fair
of Money® in Atlanta held from August 8-12, 2001. At our booth of the
Central States Numismatic Society we gave all information about the WBCC to
the public. We had four WBCC members in attendance at our informal WBCC
meeting in Atlanta. They were: Bob Fritch, Sean Moffatt, Ray Lockwood and
one other who I did not get his name. Also, Al Boulanger was in attendance
before and after the meeting since he was at his dealer's table. Many
>people stopped by our WBCC table and picked up the brochures about our
club; in fact, all of the brochures were handed out to interested visitors.
We told people about our website and invited them to look at the great coin
scans. The Atlanta ANA was well-attended and our booth location was out in
front of the main entrance to the bourse. My wife, Fran, and I were in the
booth for most of four days. A Big Thank You to all who stopped by our booth
and expressed interest in Bi-metallic coins!
4. New and third Bi-metallic WBCC token..by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
September 14th this year it's the fifth anniversary of the Worldwide
Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC). For this special occasion there is made
a special Bi-metallic token. Mintage is limited to only 100 pieces!!
The reverse is the same like the first two clubtokens but the front side has
a design that is made by Frans Dubois to commemorate the fifth anniversary
of the WBCC on September 14th.
How to order this special WBCC token:
Send US $ 7,- plus $ 1,- postage per piece to:
2802 ES Gouda
E-mail: Frans Dubois
Please write down your address on the envelope!
As soon as your letter has arrived the token will be send to you.
If you prefer registrated mail the postage is $5,- extra
Please notice I'm on vacation now and will return on August 28th.
5. Bi-metallic from 1 Real 2000 Brasil not issued...by Jack Hepler
In an earlier WBCC Newsmail and in The World Of Bi-metallics (TWOB), a
Bi-metallic 1 Real dated 2000 from Brasil was reported. It is known now that
this date (2000) not has been issued.
6. Bi-metallics from Croatia..by Jack Hepler, USA
If you want to know more about the Bi-metallic 25 Kuna from Croatia, please
go to: http://www.hnb.hr/novcan/kovanice/e25kuna.htm and read about them.
7. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro from Sweden?....by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
As you know 12 European Countries will have the Euro on January 1, 2002. But
maybe we will have more Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euros. Sweden's prime minister
Goran Persson has said the country will join the single European currency
in 2005 after a referendum.
BTW: Did you know that in 136 days (19 weeks) we will have many more
Bi-metallics to collect!!
8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #262...by Jack Hepler, USA
The Peoples Republic of China is well known for numismatic products of
beautiful art. The Bi-metallic coins of PRC have been used to portray art
and history. One of the most significant historic moments of the past
century was portrayed on the 1999 Bi-metallic issue of the PRC. The design
shows a city skyline, and harbor. The coin also shows a bridge, a major link
between the two parts of the province and the Macau Airport.
What is the name of the bridge linking Macau´s major islands and the
a. Landau Link Bridge
b. Macau Bridge
c. Hong Kong Bridge
d. Tapia Bridge
Please send your answer to me: Jack Hepler Next week you can
read the correct answer.
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #261.
The 50 Korun Bi-metallic coins of the Czech Republic show a city view that
includes a bridge. What is the name of this bridge?
a. Charles Bridge
b. Judith Bridge
c. Prague Bridge
d. Saint Wenceslaus Bridge
Answer to Question #261 is "a", Charles Bridge. See Newsmail #256.
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #260; 55.55555% correct. Nine
players. This must have been a tough question. You may be able to see the
answer to many future questions in WBCC Newsmail issues dating back to #255.
9. Bi-metallics recognize Expo 98
by Jack Hepler, USA
The Portuguese 100 Escudos Bi-metallic of 1997 pictures a seal while the
200 Escudos of 1997 show Porpoise at play. The 1998 Portuguese 200
Escudos design incorporates a fish. The 25 Kunas of Croatia includes the
design of a ship. The theme of the 1998 Exposition in Lisbon was Ocean
Ecology. The Expo coincided with The International Year of the Oceans.
The Oceans represent an irreplaceable heritage for humanity. They are a
vital and indispensable element to a sustainable development of the
ecological balances, which are essential to the planet. The aim of Expo
98 was to make the public aware of the importance of the Oceans. The year
1998 also commemorates the five hundred year anniversary of the historic
discovery of the sea route from Europe to India by the Portuguese
navigator Vasco da Gama.
"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
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 Websmaster, JD White, USA.
WBCC Auction Provider, Rod Sell.
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.
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