Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #270

WBCC Newsmail 270, Volume 6, October 13, 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. My new E-mail Jeff Timmons, USA

Please read my new E-mail address, Jeff Timmons (WBCC member #36)
Email address

2. WBCC First Encased Jack Hepler, WBCC Developement Center

The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) has developed the very
first encased Bi-metallic coin. Like the others of 2001, it commemorates
official WBCC representation at the World Money Fair, in Basel, Switzerland,
and the American Numismatic Association, Coin Fair in Atlanta Georgia, USA.
The Encased coin selected for this project is the 100 Sucres of Ecuador
making this the first known encased coin of Ecuador and the world's very
FIRST encased Bi-metallic.

The production run was for only 100 specimens of the coin. The scan can be
seen on the WBCC website at: Announcements
Orders for the coin encasement are now being accepted at the WBCC
Development Center, Jack Hepler. The encased coin costs
$5 US, which includes postage. Insurance and registration is extra.

3. The WBCC Auction 33 is Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

Auction 32 is nearing it's close. The current bidding position can be
viewed at: Auction 32

Auction 33 is now open with the following items.
* Italy, Bimetallic Gambling token. Reserve: $2
* Vatican 1000 Lire 1997 Unc. Reserve: $2.50
* Vatican, 1000 Lire 1998 Unc. Reserve: $2.50
* Vatican, 1000 Lire 1999 Unc. Reserve: $3.50
* China, 10 Yuan 2000 Reserve $5.00
* Vaticano, 500 Lire 1993 Reserve $3.00
* San Marino, 500 Lire 1994 Reserve $2.00
* San Marino, 500 Lire 1998 Reserve $2.00
* San Marino, 1.000 Lire 1998 Reserve $3.00
* Philippines, 10 Piso 2001 unc, Reserve $1
* Portugal, 100 escudos 2000 unc, Reserve $1
* Canada, Nanaimo bathtub Society$3, 2001 Reserve $3.00
* Italy Euro Laino Intelvi.... Reserve $2.00
* taly Euro Bologna FC..... Reserve $3.00
* WBCC Encased 2000 New Zealand 5 Cent Reserve $2.00
* WBCC Encased 2001D USA 1 Cent Reserve $2.00
* WBCC Encased 2001P USA 1 Cent Reserve $2.00
* WBCC Encased 2000 Mexico 20 Cent Reserve $2.00
* WBCC Encased 2000 Poland 5 Groszy Reserve $2.00
Lots can be viewed at:Auction 33

I am now accepting lots for auction 34 to commence next Saturday.

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

The Italian 500 Lire was the first of many Bi-metallics that have become
common using this minting technique. The picture on this coin may be seen in
real life at the Quirinale Square in Rome. The building in the background is
the Palazzo del Quirinale, built as the summer palace of the Pope and is now
the official residence of the Italian President. In the foreground, also
know as Monte Cavallo, is a fountain. The statuary which forms the focal
point of the coin, is an obelisk surrounded by statues of horses, and two
statues that are reproductions of Castor and Pollux. Where are the originals
of these statues located?
a. Rome
b. Paris
c. London
d. Greece
Please send your answer to me: Jack Hepler. Next week you can
read the correct answer.

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #269.
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. In 1998, an Exposition was held in Portugal.
What was the theme of the Expo 98?
a. World Hunger
b. Ocean Ecology
c. Fishing Industry
d. Portuguese Exploration
Answer to Question #269 is "b", Ocean Ecology.
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #267; 100% correct.
There was no Quiz Question #268.

6. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia

The new images shown at:
New Images
New listed are:

* WBCC Encased Ecuador 100 Sucre Bi-metallic. The Worlds First encased
* City San Raffaele Cinema
* Canadian $2 error
* The Canadian Inlayed Marconi Coin

7. National Emblem Featured on Bi-metallics of Mexico…by Jack Hepler

All of the Bi-metallic coins of Mexico show the national emblem of Mexico,
an eagle holding a snake in its beak standing on a nopal cactus plant. This
emblem appears in various forms on the obverse of almost all Mexican coins
since 1823. The emblem is based on an Aztec legend that was first described
by Bernal Diaz del Castillo in his book "The True Story of Conquest of New
Spain". The legend described the place where the Aztecs had to settle as
they migrated from the north. They were to look for an eagle holding a snake
in its beak and claw, standing on a cactus in some rocks in the middle of a
lake. They did find it on an island that became the Aztec capital,
Tenochtitlán in the first half of the 14th century. Tenochtitlán is now
Mexico City. The eagle and snake became the national emblem by an act of the
constitutional congress on April 14, 1823.

"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 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 WBCC Website All That Is Bi-metallic website

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* Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moeda, S.A (The Portuguese Mint)
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