Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #267


WBCC Newsmail 267, Volume 6, September 22, 2001 --------------------------------------------------------------------
Composed with help from members of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC)
and weekly published by Frans Dubois, Netherlands,
WBCC Documentation Center

Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,

Martin is still enjoying his super vacation in Canada so I try to do his job
again this week.
I hope you really enjoy reading this weeks WBCC Newsmail !!

1 Congratulations for the 5th Anniversary.. by Paul Baker

I wonder how much the first and founding members of the WBCC remember of
the beginnings of the club. I wonder what they thought the club would
develop into. Looking at today's WBCC we can see we have a club busy
gathering and spreading much news and information on all sorts of
bi-metallics We have a huge library of images, archived newsmails and other
information on our website and we have collectors all over the world linked
by their membership of the club and their interest in bi-metallics. So well
done to those first members for starting the WBCC five years ago. Where
would we be without their great idea ?

2 Meeting WBCC members in Canada (4) Martin Peeters, Canada

Well WBCC members. this is my fourth report of visiting Canada.
September the 14th, I missed the big WBCC party celebrating the 5th
Anniversary of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club because I had to
travel this day from Regina (bus 4 hours) to Saskatoon, and then to Edmonton
(by train about 6 hours). For the 4th time I had to adjust my Bi-metallic 2
Euro watch back in time.
In Edmonton I first visted first a non WBCC member Peter Boons (a Dutch
colleque of my work).
At monday september 17th (after a weekend without Bi-metallics but with some
Canadian beer) I went WBCC member Jim Kindrake who also lives in Edmonton.
In the evening Jim and I had a talk with Alex Meyer of the ENS about
Bi-metallics with a nice Belgium beer.
Visiting several coindealers in Edmonton with Dan Gosling, president of the
Edmonton Numismatic Society, on thuesday september 18th, we ended the day
with a diner in the Indonesian restaurant "Singapore Baba".

Wednesday september 19th, I was invited to the Edmonton Numismatic Society
to speak to 30 collectors of the ENS about the Worldwide Bi-metallic
Collectors Club and offcourse about the future 2002 (Bi-metallic) Euro
introduction who will used on January 1st 2002 in the 12 European Union
countries. It was quiet an experience for me to have 60 eyes and ears
looking and listen to me and it was for one of the hightlights of my trip
across Canada, I really enjoined it. The members of the ENS and I had a very
pleasant evening.

3 New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia

The new image shown at:
New Releases

Only one image this week.
Canadian member Dean Neald

Rod Sell

4 Euro sets Wolfgang Schuster

15dec the first new euro-coins are put in circulation in austria.
anybody who sends me a complete (not only bimetallics) set of his
euro-country will get one austrian euro-set from me. if somebody is
interested, he should write to me, my home email only

5 Euro Featured on Austrian Jack Hepler

The 1999 Bi-metallic 50 Schilling coin of Austria features the Euro.
There are several interesting characteristics of this design. It is the
only coin showing the paper money Euro. These are shown in the seven
denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 Euros. The second
interesting feature of this coin is that it shows the word Euro as most
of the Economic Union countries would use it in daily literature but it
is also shown using the Greek alphabet making it the only coin of Austria
to use Greek letters. With the exception of Greece, it will be the only
know coin of the modern era to have an inscription in both alphabets.


6 The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The Esperanto Conference was held in Australia in 1997. A Bi-metallic
was issued that year commemorating the Conference. What country issued a
Bi-metallic coin in 1997 commemorating the Esperanto Conference?
a. Australia
b. Austria
c. Croatia
d. Czech Republic

Please send your answer to me: Jack Hepler. Next week I will
be on vacation so you may read the correct answer when I return.

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #265.
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 to exchange Bi-metallics and exchange
knowledge about Bi-metallics. The WBCC has issued three special tokens
specifically for the club. Where were these tokens minted?
a. Belgium
b. France
c. The Netherlands
d. Portugal
Answer to Question #266 is "a", Belgium, Struck at the Mauquoy Token

Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #265; 100% correct. Three
players. You may be able to see the answer to many future questions in
earlier Newsmail issues.

"See you" next week,
Frans Dubois, The Netherlands,
WBCC Documentation Center
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 Auction Provider, Rod Sell, Australia.

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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