Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #289


WBCC Newsmail 289, Volume 7, February 23, 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. Bi-metallic Australia 5 Dollars 2002 ... by Rod Sell, Australia

Referring to WBCC Newsmail 287, item 1, about the new Bi-metallic 5 Dollar 2002 to commemorate the Battle of Sunda Strait, one can read at it the Royal Australian Mint website. Click on to "Press Releases and Images" and you will see the information.

2. Bi-metallic Cinco Pesos Convertible ... by Paul Baker, UK

Reported in Newsmail 284 Item 5 a few weeks ago was a "5 Pesos Convertible" bi-metallic coin of Cuba, a coin of base alloys with the general appearance of a circulation coin. There are two separate monetary systems in Cuba - they are the (Cuban) Peso and the Convertible Peso (being "convertible" in Cuba for U.S. Dollars at a rate of 1 to 1). The non-circulating commemorative coins of Cuba are all denominated in (Cuban) Pesos. So this new Cuban bi-metallic coin, it seems, must be something to do with circulation coinage. However the few pieces of this new bi-metallic coin that have been available on the numismatic market all seemed to be in something like the 50 U.S. Dollar price range - a relatively high price. This suggested that this new bi-metallic was something yet to be released into circulation or a proposed design for a future circulation coin. Information I have recently received from the Cuban Mint in Havana confirmed that they struck these coins for the Central Bank of Cuba, further to this they told me how these coins have not yet been put into circulation and for that reason they were unable to give any other details of these coins until such information had been officially announced to the public. So the WBCC just needs to keep an eye out for further information on the release of a 5 Pesos Convertible bi-metallic coin in Cuba which might happen - but who knows when.

3. Bi-metallic Euros from San Marino ... by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

Last week I recieved from the Azienda Autonoma Do Stato Filatelica E Numismatica of San Marino the anual 2002 Euro set with the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro. I did order the set about 6 weeks ago at their website. The price I paid was about 11 Euro. Unfortunally it is nor possible to rder now. If you want to see a scan of the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro of San Marino, please take a look at: New Images

4. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #289 ... by Jack Hepler and Hans Bucek

One country has designed the Bi-metallic Euro to display the value on both sides of the coins. What traditional color is the river that runs through the capitol of this country?
a. Red.
b. Green.
c. Black.
d. Blue.
Please send your answer to me: Jack Hepler.

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #288. 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.
Answer to Question #288 is "c" Harp, a symbol that appears on the coins of the Ireland Republic since 1928.
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #287: 100% correct. Eight players. You may be able to see the answer to many questions in earlier Newsmail issues.

5. WBCC Bi-metallic engraving project ... by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

The WBCC Bi-metallic Engraving project mentioned in earlier WBCC Newsmail will ends in a few days. So this is the last change to get your won Engraved Bi-metallic. For those who did order one or more piece, they will receive next week a seperate E-mail about the totall cost and payment.

6. Bi-metallic Euro service by the Martin Peeters and Frans Dubois

Several WBCC members made requests to send Bi-metallic Euros to them. As a service of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club to all WBCC members we try to compose complete sets of all Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro of each country. I want to make clear that there is absolutly now hurry and Frans and I take our time for it, although the Euros seems to be a hype now. So for those who did send us an E-mail please have patience, we will contact you.

7. WBCC Auction 41 ... by 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, Rod Sell the information on any lots you would like to list.

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

The new Bi-metallic images shown at: New Images
New listed are:
* Gibraltar Euro stamps
* Hungarian Foreign Trade Bank Medal 1996
* Australia 2002 $5

"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
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