Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #286


WBCC Newsmail 286, Volume 7, February 2 2002 --------------------------------------------------------------------
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,

While Martin and Frans are in Basel at the World Money Fair, here now is WBCC Newsmail 286, by Cliff Anderson, WBCC Public Relations

1. Bimetallics on my website .. C. J. Burton, WBCC #163

I regularly list bimetallics on my website and would be prepared to offer 10% discount to WBCC members. Check out my Website
C.J.Burton, 12 Maud Street, Norwich NR2 3BE, UK

2. WBCC auction improvement .. by Rod Sell, Auction Provider WBCC #20

Dear Members, I would like a few moments of your time. The WBCC Auctions are slowing to a point where they may soon cease to exist, because of lack of both sellers and buyers.

I would like suggestions from you the members on ways we can improve the Auctions. Have you had any thoughts like "I wish they would do this" or "Why don't they do that". If you have any ideas, please let me know, as I would really like to see these auctions continue, for the benefit of the members.

Auction 40 is now open. Lots can be viewed at Auction 40

I am now taking lots for Auction 41. Please email bids for Auction 40, lots for Auction 41 and any ideas on how to improve the auctions to me: Rod Sell

No, I can't pay for the lots you buy. Sorry.

Many thanks,
Rod Sell

3. Monaco euros .. Wolfgang Schuster, WBCC #50

There were some problems with the Monaco (euro) coins. At the beginning, Monaco wanted to have the Sainte Dévote on the coins. Because Sainte Devote is a religious figure, some countries refused this figure (in France, it is forbidden; in Netherlands, the Catholic saints are not accepted, etc.) So, at the last minute Monaco changed the obverse of the coins.

4. Bi-metallic Hungary 100 Forint 2002 .. Gabor Toth, WBCC #80

I have read an article in a local newspaper. This year 2002 is to the memory of Lajos (in English: Lewis) Kossuth 200th birth years. The Hungarian National Bank issued a new 100 Forint of course bi-metallic. I saw a photo about the exhibiting ceremony of the coin. I think this is the same as the old types of 100 Forints, but there is a portrait of Kossuth in place of coat of arms. If I have got more info, I'll report it.

5. Bi-metallic offer .. by Zdravko Bosnjak, Croatia, WBCC #225

I want to offer some bi-metallic coins for trade: Croatia 25 Kuna (7 different coins); Bosnia 2 Mark and Ukraine 5 Hrivna (3 different coins). If you are interested, please email me: Zadravko Bosnjak. I would like to thank Larry Friemel from USA who has sent to WBCC members his duplicates.

6. Croatia 2002 .. by Jorge Cunha, WBCC #173

Here is what friend sent to me about this new Croatian coin. (See New Images, showing the map of Croatia). This issue commemoratives the 10th anniversary of the international recognition of Croatia (well, most European countries did it that day and also some overseas countries. It was on January 15, 1991. The Vatican did it two days before which was very unusual, since the Vatican usually does it a few months later. But this was an emergency case. The US recognised us in April 1991.

7. Sioux Falls, SD, parking token .. by Cliff Anderson

In late November 2001, Martin Peeters alerted the WBCC membership of a new parking token from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (New Images) I tried several times to contact that parking authority in Sioux Falls by phone and email, but never got a response. So last week, I asked a colleague there in Sioux Falls to try to obtain some tokens himself. Here's what he told me.

The token apparently is called a "ramp token", meaning that it is used to retrieve a parked vehicle while attending a performance at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls. So it is not the kind of token they sell for use on public transit. When my colleague asked, the parking authority was reluctant to sell any tokens, but after "sweet talking", my colleague got to buy only one for $2.00.

So my attempt to obtain a number of these tokens for WBCC members was unsuccessful. The token must have a low mintage, but the number is not known. Careful examination of the token does not reveal any obvious mintmark; it does not look like a Roger Williams Mint product.

8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #286 .. by Jack Hepler, USA.

One country has chosen to issue circulating Bi-metallic coins using aluminum (Aluminium for you Brits). Which country issued an aluminum-centered Bi-metallic?
a. Aland.
b. Algeria.
c. Andorra.
d. Armenia.
Please send your answer to me: Jack Hepler

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #285. The Spanish 1 and 2 Euro bimetallic coins show the head of the king of Spain; Juan Carlos de Borbon y Borbon. The king was born in Rome May 14, 1962, where the King Family lived following the proclamation of the II Spanish Republic in 1931. His father was Don Juan de Borbon y Battenberg, Count of Barcelona, the second son of the King Alfonso XIII. Who designed the national side of the Spanish Euro?
a. Luis José Díaz.
b. Joaquim Jiminez.
c. Luc Luycx.
d. Raimo Heino.

Answer to Question #285 is "a" Luis José Díaz

Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #284: 50% correct. Four players. You may be able to see the answer to many questions in earlier Newsmail issues.

9. Please read my new E-mail address: Luis Wulschner (WBCC Member #28)

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

The new Bi-metallic images shown at: New Images
New listed are: Ukraine 5 Hryvnias 2001. Ukraine 20 Hryvnias 2001. (these are great looking pieces. Maybe Wladek Gebczyk will have some news about them to share) Sioux Falls Transit Token Somalia 250 Shillings Queen Mother Centenary & 2001 Year of Snake Finland 2002 Euro Set

11. Idle bimetallic conjecture .. Cliff Anderson

This morning's newspaper shows a happy photo of "royal partners", Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Argentina's Maxima Zorreguieta dancing and laughing at a party as they prepare for their wedding tomorrow. Isn't this the kind of notable event, involving not one but two bimetallic issuing nations, that would generate maybe a joint bimetallic issue?

Martin will "see you" next time,
Cliff Anderson, WBCC Public Relations
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