Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #294


WBCC Newsmail 294, Volume 7, March 30, 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. A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

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

Name: Hugo José Raimundo (WBCC member #253), Portugal
Age: 20
Profession: Student
Hobby: Just Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins and tokens of the world
How did I know about the WBCC: Looking on web I find this Page.

2. My new E-mail Barry Wilson, USA

Please read my new E-mail address: Berry Wilson, WBCC member #129), USA.

3. My new E-mail Anthony Lee, Hong Kong

Please read my new E-mail address: Anthony Lee, WBCC member #216), Hong Kong.

4. My new E-mail António Marques, Portugal

Please read my new E-mail address: António Marques, WBCC member #220), Portugal.

5. Bi-metallic WBCC first Jorge Cunha, Portugal

Who can help me getting the very first WBCC Bi-metallic medal with the blank reverse? Please let me know at: Jorge Cunha.

6. Bi-metallic Euros from Hans Bucek, Switzerland

There are so many rumors whether or not Andorra will issue Euro coins. I found a reply on the german hompage of Andorra, saying, that no such coins will be minted. See this homepage.

7. Bi-metallic Hungary 100 Forint Vizi Otto, Hungary

The Hungarian Foreign Trade Bank LTD. medal released the first day mint of the memorial 100 forint Bi-metallic. Limited to 12.000 pieces, certified by notarized authentication in 4.000 pieces. If you look in the WBCC New Images you can see a pictures of it.

8. Bi-metallic Portugal Escudos 2001 ... by Jorge Cunha, Portugal

The 2001 BU set from Portugal with the Bi-metallic 100 and 200 Escudos, will be released in two weeks.

9. Bi-metallic Portugal 100 Escudos off centre ... by António Marques, Portugal

If you look in the a href="">WBCC New Images page you can see a picture of a Portgual 100 Escudos 1998 off centre.

10. Bi-metallic patterns from Ukraine ... by Michael Ayrapetov, USA

I have recieved a message from Igor Kapustin. The Information about Bi-metallic patterns of Ukraine, which he has received from a user of his website. His website.

Please read this translation from Russian:
* 1. Bimetallic 25 kopiyok: The are a brass center and magnetic steel ring; edge: alternating plain and reeded sections; Obverse: the date 1992; no inscription on the edge.
* 2. Bimetallic 50 kopiyok: There are a magnetic steel center and a Brass ring; edge: alternating plain and reeded sections; obverse: the date 1996.
* 3. There are a reliable information about 5 kopiyok (similar to 25 kopiyok), 1996 and 2 hryvnya 1996, "Coins of Ukraine", Non - ringed Bimetallic (metal - standard Copper-Nickel alloy with brass center visible only on the reverse with thickness of about 1mm; around the rim of the center is the circle of dots); the edge is plain. The image of 2 hryvnya seen in the Catalog of I. Kolomiyts. Ukraine issued 2 coins "on the border of Millenium, 2000 and 2001.

11. Bi-metallic 2 Euros and the Rob Kooy, Netherlands

Recently, in France 2 pieces of the French Bi-metallic 2 euro 2001 coin have been found, having, instead of the usual edge-lettering "2 * *", the Dutch edge-lettering "GOD * ZIJ * MET * ONS *".

The explanation for this phenomenon is the same as before with the Austrian 2 euro coin with the wrong edge-lettering: Blanks are manufactured centrally for a variety of Mints. Blanks are produced including the milling and the edge-lettering. Lots of blanks for different Mints are kept separately, of course, but accidents do occur. And in the present case some blanks from a lot produced for the Dutch Mint have ended up in a lot of blanks produced for the French Mint.

12. Bi-metallic hypothetical U.S.coin... by Michael Ayrapetov, USA

I receive message from Virginia she made a design for a hypothetical bimetallic U.S. coin. Just look at her website.

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

Golda Meir is featured on the 1995 Bi-metallic 10 New Sheqalim of Israel. She was born Golda Mabovitz in Kiev, Ukraine in 1898 and with her family, moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA in 1906. In 1921 she went to Palestine and joined a collective farm village. She served as the Prime Minister of Israel from 1969 until 1974. Following severe criticism for losses sustained in the war of 1973, she resigned her post in June 1974. She died in 1978. What was Golda Meir's profession in America before moving to Palestine?
a. Politician
b. Teacher
c. Doctor
d. Housewife
Please send your answer to me: Jack Hepler

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #293.
The mother of Queen Elizabeth II recently enjoyed a year-long celebration of her 100th Birthday. Nine member countries of the Commonwealth of nations participated in the celebration by minting commemorative Bi-metallic coins. In which year was the Queen Mother actually born?
a. 1899
b. 1900
c. 1901
d. 1902
Answer to Question #293 is "b" 2000.
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #292: 83.33 % correct. Six players. You may expect to see several more questions regarding women on Bi-metallic coins.

14. TWOB-40 is Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

The 40th edition of The World Of Bi-metallic (TWOB) catalog is ready. It will be send April 1st as an attached Excel file to WBCC members who did ask for it.

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

The new Bi-metallic images shown at: New Images.
New listed are:
* Hungary memorial 100 forint coin
* Canning Mint 20th Anniversary of Modern Bi-metallics Medal
* Portugal 100 Escudos off centre error
* 2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester 2 Pounds

16. WBCC Auction 42 ... by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

I am now accepting lots for auction 42 which opens with the newsmail on the 6th April. Items listed so far can be seen at: . Please consider listing you spares. Please email me: Rod Sellthe details. The more items we have listed the better the auction.

17. My Bi-metallic Joel Anderson, USA

I can offer the following Bi-metallics:
* 5 Bolivars 2001 Bimetallic Unc. 3.00
* Le Crete $10 2002 color Bimetal Municipal Trade Token Unc.$18
* 1 & 2 Euro 2001 Bimetal Unc. 45.00
If you have interest in one or more of these Bi-metallics, contact me at: Joel Anderson.

"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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