Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #317


WBCC Newsmail 317, Volume 7, September 7, 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
Assisted this week by Jack Hepler, USA

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: Stanislaw Bulawski (WBCC member #277), Poland
E-mail: no longer provided online
Age: 42
Profession: technicses mechanic
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: collection by type
How did I know about the WBCC: Wladek Gebczyk, Internet

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

September 3, I began 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

The Official WBCC "Certificate of Membership" is now available for 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. Encased Thailand Bi-metallic ... by Rod Sell, Australia

Our latest page has been created to show the WBCC encased Thailand 10 Baht series. There have been 15 different Thailand 10 Baht bi-metallic coins issued over the years. We have now encased them all and images can be seen at: Encased Thailand.

For those of you who collect the Thailand 10 baht coins. They are listed in the order of issue with dates of issue in Buddist Era and Christian years. 14 of the coins are commemoratives. Enjoy.

5. San Marino Bi-metallic 500 Lire 1982 ... by Jack Hepler, USA

By Permission

D/Nella parte centrale della moneta, appare lo stemma liberamente interpretato con a s.: A. BIANCINI; attorno, nella corona circolare, la leggenda REPUBBLICA DI S. MARINO e, in basso, il cartiglio LIBERTAS su rami di quercia ed alloro. R/Nella parte centrale della moneta il bozzetto rappresenta la lotta conro la fame, a s.: la sigla FAO, a d.: R; nella corona circolare, in alto 1982, in basso L. 500, ai lati due spighe di grano. Bordo: godronato

Translation by Martin Purdy, New Zealand

Obverse: The central part of the coin shows a free interpretation of the national arms, with A. BIANCINI at left; around this, on the outer ring, the legend REPUBBLICA DI S. MARINO, and, below, a scroll containing the word LIBERTAS on branches of oak and laurel.
Reverse: The design in the central part of the coin represents the fight against hunger; at left, the abbreviation FAO, at right, the letter R. The outer ring contains the date 1982 at top, with the value L.500 at the bottom, with two ears of wheat at the sides. Edge: Reeded.

6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #317 ... by Jack Hepler, USA

The 1999 Vatican City 500 Lire design incorporates a picture of a woman holding a child and a man reaching out in a gesture of caring. What is the object above their heads?
a. Sun with rays of sunshine
b. Cloud of danger
c. Tree of Life
d. Hand of God
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 #316.

The 1994 San Marino Bi-metallic 500 Lire pictures the famous Christian stonecutter who is credited with founding San Marino. Included in the design is the figure of a crowned woman holding out her hand to bless the stonecutter. She is believed by some to represent the Saint of Marino, the Duchess of Urbino. What was this woman's name?
a. Grace of Urbino
b. Battista Sforza
c. Hildegarde
d. Margarethe Maria Montello
Answer to Question #316 is "b"; Battista Sforza
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #315: 85.7% correct, seven 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:
Locarno Dance Hall Glasgow encased 1937 farthing.
Heiwa amusement token.The letter E altered on the reverse.
Thailand WBCC encased 10 Baht 2002/BE 2545
Roger Williams Mint advertising token.
Germany 2002A 1 & 2 encased Euro Set

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

Auction 47 is closing soon and will close 12 hours earlier than usual at 11PM on Saturday the 7th September, Sydney time. The 65 interesting lots listed can be seen at. A HREF="" TARGET="0">Auction 47. Please email your bids NOW to Rod Sell.

"See you" next week, Jack Hepler for
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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