Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #309


WBCC Newsmail 309, Volume 7, July 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,

And for now I hope you enjoy reading this weeks WBCC Newsmail !!

1. WBCC Webmaster is Back ... by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

Refering to WBCC Newsmail 307, Item 1, about our WBCC Webmaster, JD White, who had to leave his home because of the fire, is now back home. JD wishes to let know to all WBCC members know:
To all of you who sent me well wishes, I thank you. To those of you that sent your prayers, it worked. Thanks again.
JD can be reached again at his E-mail address.

2. New WBCC Members ... by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

We have 6 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you.

Name: Johan van Tilborg (WBCC member #267), Netherlands
E-mail: No longer provided online
Age: 69.
Hobby: Worldcoins, especially Bi- and Tri-metallics.
Goal: Having fun in collecting
Against: Dutch coinpaper and the Internet.

Name: Adam Bayless (WBCC member #268), USA
E-mail: No longer provided online
Age: 16
Profession: Student
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and Tri-metallics
How did I know about the WBCC: Joel Anderson's website.

Name: Craig Beaverson (WBCC member #269), USA
Email: No longer provided online
Age: 49
Profession: Television Engineer/Master Control Operator
Hobby: Bi- and Tri-metallics
Goal: To learn as much as I can about numismatics
Against: If you don't know a grade of a coin do not guess. Pick up a book and read.
How Did I find Out about WBCC: Rod Sell and I are members of WINS

Name: Michael Bernard (WBCC member #270), USA
E-mail: No longer provided online
Age: 52
Profession: Accountant/Information Systems
Hobby: World Bi- and Tri-Metallics, US Gold
Goal: To learn more about bi- and tri-metallics and acquire some fine pieces
Against: terrorism, injustice, conspicuous consumption, me-firstism
How did I know about the WBCC: Discovered site while surfing for Bi-metallics

Name: Tomas Serrrano (WBCC member #271), Spain
E-mail: No longer provided online
Age: 36
Profession: Manager store
Hobby: World coins and tokens especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: Get old Bi-metalic coins
How did I know about the WBCC: a friend

Name: Barent Springst (WBCC member #272), Thailand
E-mail: No longer provided online
Age: 60
Profession: Banker
Hobby: Southeast Asia coins and bank notes and World coins and tokens including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: Focus on Thai coins
Against: SPAM e-mail
How did I know about the WBCC: Paul Baker

--Remark WBCC Focal Point: All these 6 new WBCC members will be official WBCC members after July 15th.

3. Bi-metallic from Kazakhstan ... by Michael Ayrapetov, USA

Refering to WBCC Newsmail 308, item 2, about the new Bi-metallic from I did translate In Website of the National Bank of Kazakhstan on Russian language I find the full information about new Bimetallic 100 tenge coin of Kazakhstan.

Here is the translation of the text:
Metallic coin of denomination of 100 tenge, 2002, in bicolor version was issued in circulation on July 1, 2002. Bicolor (compound) coin have a shape of a circle,included the concentric disposition of the ring and disk. The inside disk of a coin produced from the copper-nickel alloy of a white color, and the outside ring produced from th nickel-brass alloy of a yellow color. On the obverse of coin in the center of background of corrugated circle there is the inscription "100 τεξηε" (100 Tenge) designated the denomination of a coin. On the ring depicts three elements of the national ornament divided into eight-pointed rosette on the top, inscription "λυβ" (Cube) on the left, and freight mark of the Mint of Kazakhstan on the right. On the reverse of coin in the center there is the National Arms of Republic of Kazakhstan. In the botton there is a date "2002" designated the year when the coin was struck. On the ring there is inscription "λαϊαλσταξ ςεσπυβμιλασω" (Republic Of Kazakhstan) on the state language. The inscription and the date divided with rised dots. There is a rised strip on the rim of ring. All inscriptions and descriptions on the obverse and reverse of coin are rised. Edge is corrugated (reeded) with inscription "φυϊ τεξηε" (100 Tenge) on the state language and with inscription "στο τεξηε" (100 Tenge) on the Russian language. Inscriptions are divided with five-pointed stars. Diameter: 24.5 mm; thickness: 1.95 mm; weight: 6.65 grams.

4. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #309 ... by Jack Hepler, USA

Ukraine issued its second bi-metallic coin; Five Hryven dated 2001 featuring a woman on one side. The woman is not alone on the coin. What is the woman holding?
a. Musical Instrument
b. Scepter
c. Book
d. Child
Please send your answer to me: Jack Hepler.
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website.

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #308.
This South Pacific nation consists of 332 islands and has Suva as its capitol. The official language is English but the majority of the population is Melanesian. The country became independent from the UK in 1970 but has experienced governmental turmoil ever since. In 2000, a Bi-metallic Ten Dollar coin was issued to commemorate the 100th birthday of the Queen Mother. What is the name of this island nation?
a. Hawaii
b. Samoa
c. Fiji
d. Philippines
Answer to Question #308 is "c"; Fiji.
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #307: 100 % correct, eleven players. Congratulations to all of these players.

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

The new Bi and Tri-metallic images shown at: New Images. New listed are:
* Thailand 2002 10 Baht
* 25 mm blank
* Luxemburg 2002 1 & 2 encased Euro Set
* Netherland mini euro set, half size

6. WBCC Auction 45 ... by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

Auction 45 is now in it's last day.
We have 80 quality items listed, our largest auction so far. There is something I am sure to tempt everyone. Please view the lots at: Auction 45. Please email your bids to me: Rod Sell

"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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