WBCC Newsmail 315, Volume 7, August 24, 2002 -------------------------------------------------------------------- WBCC Newsmail #315
Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #315


WBCC Newsmail 315, Volume 7, August 24, 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 really 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: Andres Ono (WBCC member #275) Uruguay
E-mail: (no longer provided online)
Age: 36
Profession: Engineer (Chemical)
Hobby: World coins and tokens including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: Colection by type
Against: Numismatically, NCLTs
How did I know about the WBCC: On the internet and through other collectors

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

September 3, I will travel via Bangkok to Australia and will be back home September 29th.
Jack Hepler will compose WBCC Newsmail 317, 318, 319 and 320. Cliff Anderson in the US will send these WBCC Newsmail out to the WBCC and non WBCC members.

3. WBCC Certificate of Membership ... by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

Now available the official WBCC "Certificate of membership" for each WBCC members. The certificate is printed on white paper, 210 x 299 mm, and it will be laminated. It is available for each member for 5$ including postage cost. So if you are interested in your own WBCC membership certificate, please E-mail me: Martin Peeters.

4. Bi-metallic Altered 1 and 2 Euros ... by Wolfgang Schuster, Austria

I receved a message from Peter the Kraneveld from the Netherlands about altered 1 and 2 Euro

We have had a mini rash of altered bimetallic euro coins, where the ring of one country was combined with the centre of another coin. These can be spotted by the places if the design of the centre is continued on the ring. The coins are assembled and struck practically simultaneously, so if a coin has the wrong edge, the obverse and reverse should still "fit" precisely. Tinkerers may still get it right, especially if the national side does not continue on the ring, though. One wrong combination that was deemed genuine: a French 1 euro with a Dutch ring. Both countries buy their rings, with inscription, from the same manufacturer. In the Netherlands, tinkering with coins was a crime, until the new coinage law that created the euro came into effect. Now, you can alter coins legally, but altered coins are not legal tender, because they are not in conformity with the coinage law.

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

I saw some unusual Bi-metallic offered on Ebay. These you don't see often:
*Andorra, erste €-Münze aus Gold u. Silber!!
* Rar euro probe Slowenian münzen 2.000 Stück

6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #315 ... by Jack Hepler, USA

The 1996 Vatican City 500 Lire design incorporates a picture of a child and a woman with books in their hands. A man stands in the background with his hand and arm extended over their heads. What does the extended hand and arm symbolize?
a. Male domination.
b. Protection from the serpent.
c. A man striking the ladies.
d. No significance.
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 #314.
The Cook Islands was one of seven countries that celebrated the British Queen Mother’s 100th birthday with the issue of a Bi-metallic coin. The coin issued was a Five Dollar specimen, dated 2000, and has a unique design image. Along with several other countries, the Cook Islands consider the Queen of England to be their Head of State but remain autonomous when it comes to governing internal affairs. New Zealand is responsible for the external affairs of the Cook Islands. What is the unique feature of this Bi-metallic design?
a. Portrait is a young girl.
b. Portrait features QE II on both sides.
c. Portrait does not include QE II.
d. Portrait includes other family members.
Answer to Question #314 is "d”; Family members portrayed on this coin are Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen Mother, and Princess Margaret. Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #313: 100% correct, six players.

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

The new Bi and Tri-metallic images shown at: New Images.
New listed are:
* Dutch Mint Building Medals

8. WBCC Auction 47 ... by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

I am still accepting lots for Auction 47. Only 1 week left to list your lots. We have a lot of very interesting items again this auction. Auction 47 will open on the 31st August and close 12 hours earlier than usual at 11 PM on Saturday the 7th September. The lots listed at present can be seen at: Auction 47. Please email me your bids now: 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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