Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #278

 
WBCC Newsmail 278, Volume 6, December 8, 2001
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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
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Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,

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

1. New WBCC member......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:

Name: Octávio Gomes Pinto (WBCC member #232), Portugal
E-mail
Age: 42
Profession: IT programer
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: exchange information about Bi- and Tri-metallics and exchange Bi- and
Tri-metallics itself
How did know about the WBCC: a friend

2. New E-mail address..by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

Please read my new E-mail address: Jeff Timmons (WBCC Member #36)

Please read my new E-mail address:
Larry Friemel (WBCC Member #3)

3. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #278...by Jack Hepler, USA

Most of the Bi-metallic one and two Euro coins will feature the same country
(obverse) design. Of course, the reverse (common) side of all countries
will be the same. Five countries will have designs on the one and two Euro
that are different. Which of the following countries are planning to have
different designs on the obverse of the one and two Euro coins?
a. Austria
b. Germany
c. Greece
d. Luxembourg
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 #277.
Most of the Bi-metallic one and two Euro coins will feature the same country
(obverse) design. Of course, the reverse side of all countries will be the
same. Five countries will have designs on the one and two Euro that are
different. Which of the following countries are planning to have different
designs on the obverse of the one and two Euro coins?
a. Belgium
b. Finland
c. France
d. Italy
Answer to Question #277 is "b" and "d". These countries have one and two
Euro coins with different designs.
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #276; 71.42857% correct. Seven
players. You may be able to see the answer to many future questions in
earlier Newsmail issues.

4. Bi-metallic Euros and the Monarchs of Europe...by Jack Hepler

The one and two Bi-metallic Euros being introduced in Europe on January will
bring together on one common monetary system, the pictures of four European
royalties. Belgium will feature King Albert II. Queen Beatrix adorns the
Euros of the Netherlands. Prince Henry is shown on the Euros of Luxembourg
while King Juan Carlos I appears on the Spanish coins. It may also be noted
that the introduction of the Euro will be the first circulating Bi-metallics
of each of these countries. I know of no other monetary system that includes
members of royalty from four different countries. The Euro concept is truly
revolutionary.

5. WBCC Auction 38 is almost closing...by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

Auction 38 will be closing in a few hours.
The latest bids can be seen at: Auction 38

I am now accepting lots for Auction 39 which will start when there are
sufficient lots or at the latest on the 5th January 2002.

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

The new Bi-metallic images shown at: New Images. New listed are:

* Italy 1 Euro Token
* Italy G.L.Studio 1 Euro Tokens
* Italy E.G. 2 Euro Tokens
* China 2001 10 Yuan 2008 Beijing Olympics
* Australia 2001 $10 The Future

7. Tri-metallic from Peru and Tanzania available...by Richard Giedroyc, USA

A ringed Tri-metallic pattern coin of Peru is included with two low mintage
pattern coins of Peru and Tanzania, each struck for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic
Games, now available through SilverTowne in Indiana. The Tri-metallic
patterns depict either a runner with torch or a discuss thrower on the
reverse, with the seated figure of Liberty on the common obverse. Each of
the 38mm pattern coins is guaranteed to have a mintage of only 100 coins per
design and metal type. There are two edge varieties (Lettered and Plain.) of
each ringed Tri-metallic pattern. You can get one pattern coin from each
country and a special Tri-metallic Peru pattern coin in a plush gift box,
the design and metal content being of SilverTowne´s choice for only $54.95
plus postage and handling.

SilverTowne also offers the two low mintage pattern coins of Peru and
Tanzania (not bimetal) struck for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games The ringed
Tri-metallic brass composition coin patterns, with rings in gold-silver-gold
plate, are available individually at $15 each or at wholesale for $13 each
for 10 or more, plus postage and handling.

SilverTowne can be contacted at P.O. Box 424, Winchester, Indiana 47394 USA.
The toll free telephone number in the United States is (800) 788-7481.
Outside the United States use (765) 584-7481. The Fax number is (765)
584-1246. Payment should be made by check or credit card.

"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

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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