Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #295


WBCC Newsmail 295, Volume 7, April 6, 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: Dan Lewis (WBCC member #254), USA
Age: 57
Profession: Numismatist
Hobby: Mint errors, US Commemorative coins 1892-1954, Bi-metallic and Tri-metallic coins
Goal: Become the best at what I do
Against: Reliance on third party grading services as a substitute for personal knowledge
How did I learn about WBCC?: Through one of my clients

2. My new E-mail Barry Wilson, USA

Please read my new E-mail address: Keith Beaumont

5. Bi-metallic 2 Euros and the Edge ... by Rob Kooy, Netherlands

Shortly after the bi-metallic Netherlands 2 euro coins came into circulation it was noticed that the edge-lettering "GOD * ZIJ * MET * ONS *" came in two types.

Both the letters and the stars on the 1999 coins are visibly smaller than those on the coins of the years thereafter. The Dutch Mint, whem asked for the reason for this change, answered: "Here you see an example of product development, the later 2 euro coins are better looking".

But: The 2 euro coins in the 1999 "CliniClowns" Brilliant Uncirculated sets do have the larger edge-inscription, and for that reason are different from the 1999 circulation coins.

Earlier, in WBCC Newsmail 294 item 11, I explained to you that the blanks for the various 2 euro coins are pre-manufactured, including the edge-inscription, before being dispatched to the respective Mints where the coins are minted.

As the blanks are minted indiscriminately, this also explains why the edge-inscription on the 2 euro coins is existing both "upright" and "upside down". This, of course, applies to the 2 euro edge-inscriptions of Finland, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, and Portugal only, as those are the only ones on which one can see if they are turned upside down. Statistically, both varieties should exist 50% - 50%.

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

Two women and a goddess are featured on the twelve bi-metallic Euro designs. One of these women is still alive and is a currently reigning Monarch. What is her name?
a. Queen Elizabeth
b. Princess Grace
c. Queen Juliana
d. Queen Beatrice
Please send your answer to me: Jack Hepler

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #294.
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
Answer to Question #294 is "b" Teacher.
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #293: 60.00 % correct. Five players.
Note: It is with sincere regret that I must announce that the subject of Quiz Question #293 died at the age of 101.

7. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Images ... by Rod Sell, Australia

The new Bi-metallic images shown at: New Images. Newly listed are:
* 2002 China 300 Yuan Panda 1 kg Silver, 3gm Gold (20th Anniversary of Chinese Panda Gold Coin)
* 2002 Canada $15, Year of the Horse
* Finland 2000 60 Maaottelu Token

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

Auction 42 is now open! Items listed can be seen at: Auction 42. Please email me your bids to me: Rod Sell. This auction will close on Sunday 14th April at 11AM Sydney time.

Listed are:
* Kenya 1997 5 Shillings, Reserve $5.00
* Finland 2 X 5 Euros, 1997. The coins were made to commmemerate the 1st World Air Games in Turkey. 3rd image the common reverse, Reserve $17.00
* Australia 1994 $5 Mary Lee, Reserve $7.00
* Australia 1996 $5 Don Bradman, Reserve $10.00
* Australia 1998 $5 Royal Flying Doctor Service, Reserve $6.00
* Australia 2000 $5 Phar Lap, Reserve $5.00
* Australia 2002 $5 Battle of Sunda Strait, Reserve $3.00
* Peru 2 Soles 1994 and 5 Soles 1995, circulated pieces, Reserve $1.00
* Chile 500 Pesos 2000, Reserve $1.00
* France, 10 Franc 1989, Circulated, Reserve $1.00
* Mexico, 1 Peso 1994, 2 Peso 1994, 5 Peso 1993, 10 Peso 1993, Circulated, Reserve $1.00
* Scambled 2 Euro blank, Reserve $1.00
* Somalia 250 Shillings 1996 Tri-metallic KM 64a, Reserve $15.00
* Finland, 10MK 1993 and 2000 (circulated), Reserve $2.00
* Philipines, 10 Pisos 2001 UNC, Reserve $2.00
* Past, Present and tasty :-), Reserve $2.0
* Monaco, 2 Euro 2001, Reserve $10.00
* Monaco, 2 Euro 2001, Reserve $10.00
* Zimbabwe, $5 in VF, Reserve $1.50
* Lot of 20 mixed bimetallic tokens, Reserve $15.00
* Poland, 20 Zlotych 2001 Carolers (925/1000 Ag oxidized and zirconium), Reserve $32.00
* Poland; 20 Zlotych 2001 Salt-Mine in Wieliczka (925/1000 Ag and zirconium), Reserve $35.00
* Switzerland, 5 Francs 2002 Fete de l`Escalade, Reserve $6.00
* Chile 2001 100 Pesos & Charlotte 2002 Transit Token, Reserve $2.00
* Algeria, 50 Dinars 1996, Reserve 10,00
* Portuga, 100 Escudos 2000, Reserve 2,00
* 4 Tokens, Reserve 8,00
* 4 Tokens, Reserve 8,00
* France, 20 Francs 1995- Mont Saint Michelle, Reserve $10.00
* France, 4 Ecu 1994- Pessac, Reserve $12.00

9. Bi-metallic Offer for Trade, Not Sell ... by Zdravko Bosnjak, Croatia

I want to offer Bi-metallics from Slovenia (6 different coins), Pictures of coins you can see in the Image Library, under Slovenia. If you are interested please E-mail me

and send me your offer list.

"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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