Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #303


WBCC Newsmail 303, Volume 7, June 1, 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,

And for now I hope you 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:Joakim Wiklander (WBCC member #263), Sweden
Age: 35
Profession: Purchaser in enclosures business
Hobb: Coins of Italy and Bi- and Tri-metallics of the world
Against: War
How did I know about the WBCC: Surfing

--Remark WBCC Focal Point: Joakim is the first WBCC member from Sweden. So we have now members from 46 countries.

2. My New E-mail Address ... by Ron LaSpisa, USA

Please read my new E-mail address: Ron LaSpisa, (WBCC member #235), USA

3. The WBCC Encasement Celebration Project ... by Rod Sell, Australia

The first of our WBCC encased euros have been sent to members who have ordered them. The first encased euros were from Austria & Ireland. Also available were Australian Test Tokens which are the same size as the 2 Euro coins and the Sisal kit which shows the stages of manufacture of these encased items. Now being encased are euros from Portugal and Spain. The euros from Spain are available in 4 different dates from 1999 to 2002. For more information on these items have a look at our encased euro page, which also lists the number produced. Encase Project.

4. Bi-metallic Euro Service by the WBCC ... by Frans Dubois and Martin Peeters

Some time ago Martin and myself started the 'Bi-metallic Euro-project' for those members that were interested in the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 euro coins of the 12 European countries that started with the euro in January 2002. Now that we are already some months later in 2002 almost all of the coins are ready to be send to the persons that subscribed for these 24 coins. The 24 WBCC members who ordered the set of 24 Bi-metallics E-mail me this week, for conformation. When all Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro are available in the next week you will receive a note in which we can tell you the totall costs included registrated mail. After having received the money we can start to send the parcels.

If you have any questions about this project, email: Martin or Franz.
Please notice: It is NOT possible entering new orders.

5. Bi-metallic Medal from Turkey ... by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

If you look into the New Images section of the WBCC Website you will find a picture of a Bi-metallic medal from the Turkish Mint. According Tugrul B.Unal, director of the Turkish Mint, is the Issuing date of the mentioned medallion is 15 January 2001. Date of issuing has no special meaning. The medallion itself has. Inner part is the three times scale of the first golden coin minted on the name of the conqueror of Istanbul, Sultan Fatih. Outer frame indicates that the date of the mintage of this coin is the establishment of the Turkish Mint which is 1467 and both sides are identical.

6. Bi-metallics in Ebay ... by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

I saw some unusual Bi-metallic offered on Ebay. These you don't see often:

* Costa Rica Bi-metallic Token, City of Cartago?

* Morocco Pair of Bi-metallic Coins!

* Bi-metallic Finland UNC 5 Euro Coins

* Czech Republic 50 Korun 1993 - Bi-metallic

* Euro Spanien Testmünzen (Euro Spain Testcoins including Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro)

Also offered in: (Euro Spain Testcoins including Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro)

Ebay in Germany has a special section for Bi-metallics (and coloured coins): eBay Germany. Please notice on this: You can use the same userid and password as in Ebay USA, but for bidding you have to use for example 5,00 instead of 5.00 (comma instead of dot).

7. WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #303 ... by Jack Hepler, USA

Anne Cormac was born March 8, 1700, in County Cork, Ireland. She was the daughter of a prominent lawyer and his wife's maid. Scandal forced her father to flee Ireland with his lover and daughter in disgrace, but the family found refuge in the Carolinas. There Cormac amassed a fortune and bought a large plantation. When Anne was sixteen, a sailor named James Bonny married Anne in an attempt to steal the plantation, but Anne's father instead disowned her. Bonny then took Anne to New Providence in the Bahamas. Anne Bonny then gained prominence in her husband’s earlier profession and is featured on a pattern Tri-metallic coin of Cuba. You may see an image of Anne on the WBCC website. What was Anne Bonny’s profession?
a. Sugar Plantation Owner
b. Doctor
c. Lawyer
d. Pirate
Please send your answer to me: Jack Hepler.

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #302.
In 2002, the Queen Mother was honored with a Commemorative Bi-metallic from this country. It was discovered by Christopher Columbus but first settled by wanderers from South America, the Lukku-cairi. Next came the Eleutheran adventurers and then pirates like Blackbeard and Henry Morgan who used the islands as a base of operations. The country achieved economic prominence during the US Civil War and has become a very prosperous nation. Queen Elizabeth II is the constitutional head of state for this Commonwealth nation. What is the name of this group of islands?
a. British Virgin Islands
b. Bahamas
c. Bermuda
d. Cuba
Answer to Question #302 is "b".
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #301: 66.67 % correct, three players.

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

The new Bi and Tri-metallic images shown at: New Images.
New listed are:
* Turkey, Sultan Fatih Medal
* WBCC Sisal Kit
* Netherland 1 E Cent inlayed in silver medal
* GB Euro patterns

9. WBCC Auction 44 Last Day ... by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

Auction 44 is now in it's last day. The 52 items are listed in numerical order to make biding easier. The items can be seen at: Auction 44. Please email me your bids to me: Rod Sell, today.

10. TWOB-41 Posponed ... by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

TWOB-41 (The World Of Bi-metallic catalog) issue date for June 1st has posponed till August 1st 2002. This will be the last time it is possible to receive TWOB by mail. After August 1st 2002 TWOB will be send only as an attached Excel file by E-mail. The reason is that costs are getting higher to send it by mail and most of the WBCC members receive TWOB already by E-mail.

"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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