Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #298


WBCC Newsmail 298, Volume 7, April 27, 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-metallics from Ulraine ... by Manuel González, Spain

In the Ukraine Bank's Website one can read about three new Bi-metallics from Ukraine. Each domination is 5 Hryven and is dated 2002. They commemorate three regions: Transcarpathian, Volyn and Vinnytsa. From each 30,000 will be struck. The first one will be issued in September 2002, the last two in August 2002. No pictures are available yet.

2. Bi-metallic from Slovenia ... by Stanko Stiblar, Slovenia

Slovenia will issue this year their first ringed Bi-metallic Legal Tender coin, a 500 Tolarjev daded 2002 and it commemorates the world champion ship in football in Korea/Japan. No picture available yet.

3. Bi-metallic 500 Pesos 2002 from Chile ... by Francisco Jovel, Chile

The Chile Bi-metallic 500 Pesos, dated 2002 is now in circulation. This 2001 issued Bi-metallic depicts Cardinal Raúl Silva Henríquez

4. Bi-metallic Gaming Token from Argentina ... by Claudio Revello, Argentina

I bought a Bi-metallic token in an auction for mail, but I don't have more information than this. This was the only one in the auction. This is the first bi-metallic bingo token that I've seen from Argentina. A picture can be seen in the WBCC New Images page: New Images.

5. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #298 ... by Jack Hepler, USA

Mary Read was born in England, but her true father is not recorded. Her mother raised Mary as a boy in order to gain favor with her former husbands inlaws who had considerable wealth and could provide for her future. Her grandmother was not deceived but went along with the scheme until it could no longer be concealed. Mary became a soldier of fortune and managed to keep her gender a secret as a cadet with a Flanders regiment. A companion became aware of her deception and after the conflict was over, married her and set up housekeeping. When he died, leaving her without support, she again dressed as a man and joined a ships crew. Eventually Mary Read came before a court accused of crimes she most certainly was guilty of but managed to escape the noose by getting pregnant. Mary Read is featured on a Tri-metallic coin. What was the crime for which she was nearly hanged?
a. Adultry
b. Homosexuality
c. Murder
d. Piracy
Please send your answer to me: Jack Hepler.

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

The new Bi-metallic images shown at: New Images.
New listed are:
* Argentina Bingo token
* Ukraine 25 & 50 Kopek test tokens

7. WBCC Auction 43 ... by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

I am now accepting lots for auction 43 which opens with the WBCC Newsmail on the 4th May. Items listed so far can be seen at: Auction 43.
Please consider listing you spares. Please email the details to me: Rod Sell. The more items we have listed the better the auction.

8. WBCC Newsmail 300 ... by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

May 11, 2002, WBCC Newsmail 300 will be issued. To make this issue special I ask WBCC members to write about collecting Bi- and/or Tri-metallics. Let you fellow collectors/members know why you collect them, how you abtain them etc, etc.

9. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro from Monaco ... by Fred De Schrevel, Netherlands

The new Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2001 from Monaco are now available in uncirculated condition. The price is Euro 20,00 / US$ 19,00 for both coins. Also available the complete set of Monaco in uncirculated condition and the B.U. sets of San Marino 2002 and Vatican City 2002. For all these coins you can contact Fred De Schrevel or visit my website.

"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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