Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #288


WBCC Newsmail 288, Volume 7, February 16 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,

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

1. New WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

We have a new WBCC members. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Dave Roe (WBCC member #244), USA
Age: 50
Profession: Director of Operation for Certified Audit of Circulations
Hobby: I started my Bi-metallic collection in the last 8 months
Goal: Complete a set of as many Bi-metallic coins from as many countries as possible
How did I know about the WBCC: Found in coin newsgroup

2. Bi-metallic 5 Franc 2002 from Martin Peeters,Netherlands

The Swiss Mint did issue on February 1st a new Bi-metallic 5 Franc 2002, and it commemorates 400 years Escalade de Geneve. The Fete de l'Esacalade always takes place in Geneva during the weekend nearest to December 12th. It commemorates the failied attempt by the Savoyards, 400 years ago, to take the city with the help of specials ladders. The Bi-metallic 5 Franc 2002 is issued as UNC, Proof in a presentation case and there is an Essai piece. The Bi-metallic was introduced at the World Money Fair at Basel.

3. Bi-metallic African info update - by Paul Baker, UK

I have recently added some new info to the African Coins sections of my website. The index for this section HERE. Some new bits about African Bi-metallics are to be found on the Algeria, Lesotho and Morocco pages - each of these can be accessed from the index page.

4. Holland Coin Martin Peeters, Netherlands

Last weekend we the Holland Coin Fair in the Hague. Please notice this fair cannot be compared with the World Money Fair at Basel, the Holland Coin Fair is much smaller. The Royal Dutch Mint was present at the Holland Coin Fair and they offered (only 1 per person!!) the 2002 Euro Mint Set with a Bi-metallic medal. The set commemorates the Dutch Queen Beatrice. The set costs 16 Euro. A picture of the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2002 and the Bi-metallic medal in the set can be seen in the WBCC Website: New Images
Notice: The 2002 (Bi-metallic) Euros will have the Mintmaster sign fruit-bearing vine tendril WITh star. With star means there is no official Minmaster at the Dutch Mint at the present time.

5. Bi-metallic Australia 5 Dollar Martin Peeters, Netherlands

Referring to WBCC Newsmail 287, item 1, about the new Australia 5 Dollar 2002, WBCC member Manuel González provide the WBC with pictures of this new Bi-metallic. Please take a look at: New Images for the pictures.

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

Neither bird nor beast is featured on the Bi-metallic Euro of Ireland. What symbol of Ireland is included in the national design of the Irish Euro?
a. Shamrock.
b. Derby.
c. Harp.
d. Snake.
Please send your answer to me: Jack Hepler
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #287.
What bird is featured on the Greek Bi-metallic One Euro?
a. Eagle.
b. Dove.
c. Swan.
d. Owl.
Answer to Question #287 is "d" Owl, symbol of wisdom.
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #286: 100% correct. Six players. You may be able to see the answer to many questions in earlier Newsmail issues.

7. WBCC Auction Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

Auction 41 will commence on the 2nd March 2002 and close on 9th March 2002. I am now accepting lots for this auction. Please email me the information on any lots you would like to list, to me: Rod Sell

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

The new Bi-metallic images shown at: New Images
New listed are:
* San Marino 2002 1 & 2 Euros
* Canada Rocher-Perce (Quebec) MTT
* Canada Stalbert MTT
* Canada Manitoulin MTT
* Canada Plum Coulee 3$ 2001 MTT
* Canada Marwaine $3 MTT
* Israel 2001 10 Shekel
* Netherland Euros with new mint mark

"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 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
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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