Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #291


WBCC Newsmail 291, Volume 7, March 9, 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 members ... by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

We have 3 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:

Name: Mina Geldi (WBCC member #246), Female, Greece
Age: 33
Profession: Law dept's secretary
Hobby: collecting ancient Greek coins and Bi-metallic coins from all over the world except medals and tokens.
Goal: A complete collection of ancient Greek coins from all the Greek cities
Against: Cheating in swapping
How did I know about the WBCC: From a friend

Name: William Arnold (WBCC member #247), USA
Age: 51
Profession: Locomotive Engineer for Union Pacific Railroad
Hobby: I am working on a World Type Set of Coins Made in 1950. Am interested in Bi- and Tri-metallics.
Goal: To promote Coin Collecting to as many people as I may come in contact with. I started a local coin club about 18 months ago and we have 24 members now.
How did I know about the WBCC: By surfing the Internet

Name: Dimos Soulis (WBCC member #248), Greece
Age: 55
Profession: Architect
Hobby: I collect all the coins of European and Islamic countries and Bi-metallic coins of all the world.
How did I know about the WBCC: From my friend Christos Castamonitis.

2. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 2002 from Canada ... by Frans Woons, Canada

This year the Royal Canadian Mint is producing the usual sets including the Bi-metallic $ 2 coin. This coin shows on the reverse the single polar bear, first used in 1996. The obverse shows, in contrast two previous years, two dates: 1952 and 2002. This to celebrate that 50 years ago Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne. The Bi-metallic $ 2 coin was struck in the usual base metals (for the "uncirculated", "Oh! Canada", "Tiny Treasures", and "Specimen" sets). The "proof" set contains the Bi-metallic $ 2 struck in sterling silver (92.5 % silver plus 9.5 % copper) with a gold-plated core. I have not seen the 2002 $ 2 coin in circulation yet. I believe the coin carries no mintmark. For an image of the obverse of the coin (the AgCu/Au*AgCu variety), see the WBCC website: New Images.

3. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro from Andorra ... by Massimiliano Aiello, Italy

The following information I received from the Andorra Mint (Servei d'Emissions). --Quote

Dear Mr. Aiello,
We are in receipt of your e-mail of yesterday's date for which we thank you very much. We would like to inform you that starting from January 1st, 2002 our country has adopted the Euro as its new circulation coin, not having foressen in the short term to issue its own Euro circulation coins. We remain at your disposal for any further information you may need and take this opportunity to send you our best regards.
Marta Reig
Servei d'Emissions
-- Unquote

4. Bi-metallic 1 Euro 2002 from the Netherlands ... by Martin Peeters.

This week I found in circulation my first 1 Euro dated 2002 from the Netherlands.

5. Bi-metallic 50 Eurocent from Germany ... by Martin Peeters, Netherlands.

In a German coinmagazine (Deutsches Muenzen Magazin) I saw a pictures of a German 50 Eurocent piece as a Bi-metallic. According the magazine it was found in a German Euro Starterskit. If you look into New Images you can see a picture of the very unusual Bi-metallic Euro piece.

6. Bi-metallic 2 Euro Germany without edge lettering ... by Martin Peeters.

In a German coinmagazine (Deutsches Muenzen Magazin) I saw a pictures of a German Bi-metallic 2 Euro without the edge discription. If you look into New Images you can see a picture of the very unusual Bi-metallic Euro piece.

7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #291 ... by Jack Hepler, USA.

In 1994 Australia honored a woman on a five-dollar Bi-metallic coin. She was an Irish immigrant who had seven children and lived to the age of 89. During her 30 years in Australia, she constantly fought for women’s rights and is forever remembered for the voting rights for women movement. Little is known about the personal life of this woman of destiny. What is her name?
a. Mary Reed.
b. Mary Lee.
c. Susan B. Anthony.
d. Olivia Newton-John.
Please send your answer to me: Jack Hepler.

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #290.
A rhinoceros is portrayed on one Bi-metallic coin. The obverse that is common to all of the coins of this country is the soapstone bird, based on a totem found in ancient ruins and now found in the National Museum. What country features the rhinoceros on a Bi-metallic coin?
a. Botswana.
b. Ghana.
c. Zambia.
d. Zimbabwe.

Answer to Question #290 is "d" Zimbabwe. The soapstone bird “totem” may be seen on coins of this country starting in 1932 when under British rule, it was called Southern Rhodesia. Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #289: 83.33 % correct. Six players.

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

The new Bi-metallic images shown at: New Images.
New listed are:
* Canada $2 2002 Queen's Golden Jubilee, Silver with Gold plated centre
* Italy 2001 500L & 1000L
* Vatican Euros
* Czech Republic Euro Currency Medal

9. WBCC Auction 41 ... by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

Auction 41 is now in its last day and lots can be viewed at: Auction 41. Please note this auction will close 12 hours later than before at 11AM Sunday 10th March Sydney time.

I am now accepting lots for Auction 42 in April. Please email your bid to me: Rod Sell.

"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.
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