Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #296


WBCC Newsmail 296, Volume 7, April 13, 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 Member ... by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

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

Name: Pablo Giacosa (WBCC member #255), Argentina
Age: 32
Profession: Services Coordinator
Hobby: Coins of south America and Spain including Bi-metallics
Goal: fill the blanks without spend money
How did know about the WBCC: Jose Luis Ramirez, member of the WBCC

2. My New E-mail Address ... by Barry Wilson, USA

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

3. My New E-mail Address ... by Jim Kindrake USA

Please read my new E-mail address: Jim Kindrake (WBCC member #37) USA

4. Bi-metallic Piefort 10 Shekel Israel ... by Frans Dubois, Netherlands

The Banc of Israel actually decided to discontinue the Piefort Mint Sets with the Piedfort Bi-metallic 10 shekel. So the Piefort Mint Set 5760/2000 was the last of its kind. The first Piefort Set of Israel was issued in 1995 so there are 6 years of this sets.

5. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro of the Netherlands and Spain ... by Frans Dubois

The 1 and 2 euro of The Netherlands and Spain dated 2002 are now in circulation.

6. Bi-metallic 2 Euro Variety of the Netherlands ... by Frans Dubois

In the Dutch euro sets of 2000 are found varieties of the 2 euro. The reverse has a rotation, just like the 2 euro in the Luxembourg sets (reference WBCC Newsmail 295, item 3). It's not in all sets but some sets seem to have this variety.

7. Bi-metallic MTT's from Canada ... by Manuel González, Spain

The following news I have of a new Bi-metallic MTT (Municipal Trade Token) from Canada:

--Quote CLare, Nova Scotia, The Glare Tourism Association is issuing a 2002 3-Dollar token which salutes Université Sainte-Anne, the alma mater of thousands of Acadians. The token will have currency value, at participating merchants, untIl October 31. The toursim association has been issuing such tokens as a means of raising funds for their community projects since 1997 and this is its first Bi-metallic 3-Dollar token.

Glare is located in the County of Digby in South-West Nova Scotia between Yarmouth and Digby and was part of Acadia. Three quarters of its 10,000 inhabitants are direct descendants of the Acadians deported in 1 Th5. On May 7, 1891 a cornerstone was laid for a new building destined to be a house of higher learning. The building was dedicated to Ste. Anne and the school was to be known as College Ste-Anne. Four short months later classes opened and. the new building was blessed by Archbishop O’Brian on November 4.

It seems that religious institutions of those days had to be purified by fire before they would flourish. College Ste-Anne was no exception and it burnt to the ground on January 16, 1899. Plans for rebuilding were immediately set in motion and it was rebuilt by August 29 of that year. The college quickly became the intellectual and cultural centre of the region. Its foundation was a turning point in the history of the Acadians. It stressed the importance of education which resulted in increasing the number of Acadians in the social, political and economic fields. Umversité Sainte-Anne is the only French language university in Nova Scotia and has a student body of some 400. It offers undergraduate studies In the Arts, Education, Business Administration and the Sciences.

The token was struck in the following metals:
Metal, Mintage, Price
Bi-metallic, 2,100, $4.75
Nickel-SIlver, 100, $13.00
Gold Plated, 100, $16.00
Enamelled Bi-metallic, 80, $19.00
Enamelled Gold Plated, 80, $42.80
The Acadlan flag on the reverse is in full colour on the enamelled pieces.

8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #296 ... by Jack Hepler, USA

After the death of Agron (250?-231 BC) who established the first kingdom of Illyria extending from Dalmatia on the north to the Aous (Vjosa) River on the south with Shkodra as its capital, his widow, Teuta, acted as regent for her young stepson Pinneus. While her Illyrian ships were off the coast of Saranda they intercepted and plundered some merchant vessels of Rome. The Roman senate sent two ambassadors to the pirate lair to require reparations and demand an end to the piratical expeditions. Apparently she told the ambassadors that according to the law of the Illyrians, piracy was a lawful trade and that her government had no right to interfere with this as a private enterprise. One of the envoys is reported to have replied that in that case Rome would make it her business to introduce better law among the Illyrians. At any rate, one of the ambassadors addressed the queen so disrespectfully that her attendants killed him as he embarked for Rome. This was too much for Rome to endure. In 229 BC Rome declared war on Illyria. A Roman fleet of 200 ships was dispatched subduing one town after another and besieging Shkodra, the capital. Teuta finally surrendered in 227 BC, having to accept an ignominious peace. The Romans allowed her to continue her reign but restricted her to a narrow region around Shkodra, deprived her of all her other holdings, and forbade her to sail an armed ship below Lissus (Lezha) just south of the capital. They also required her to pay an annual tribute and to acknowledge the final authority of Rome. Teuta is featured on the Bi-metallic coin of which country?
a. Italy
b. France
c. Albania
d. Ukraine
Please send your answer to me: Jack Hepler.

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #295.
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
Answer to Question #295 is "d" Queen Beatrice or Beatrix.
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #294: 100.00 % correct, ten players.

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

The new Bi-metallic images shown at: new Images.
New listed are:
* US 25 Cent Trade Token from Warwick Co. of Spokane Washington
* Finland 2 Euro error struck on single blank
* GB 2 Pound error with cut edge centre

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

Auction 42 has less than 1 day till the close. 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. Good Luck.

"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
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