Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #329


WBCC Newsmail 329, Volume 7, November 30, 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. New WBCC Member ... by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce himm to you

Name: José López (WBCC member #281), Spain
E-mail: No Longer Provided Online
Age: 45
Profession: Electronic Engineer
Hobby: World coin collector by type, with two main interest areas Bi-Triimetallic coins
Goal: Complete Bi-metallic circulation coins from all around the world
Against: Only swapping, not buying or selling coins
How did I know about the WBCC: Through Internet swappings.

2. My New E-mail Address ... by Yousri Ahmad, USA

Please read my new E-mail addressf Yousri Ahmad (WBCC member #171) No longer provided online

3. Bi-metallic Adelaide Pound ... by Rod Sell, Australia

The Royal Australian Mint has announced that the 10,000 Adelaide Pound Bi-metallics have been sold out. These were first released at the end of September and 2 of the coins were produced by our members Martin Peeters and John Veltmeyer. If you have one it could have been produced by Martin or John. This is a large 50mm coin and if you want one i would suggest you get it soon before the price starts to rise.

4. Bi-metallic From Vaticane ... by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

This week I received my second Vatican 2002 Proof Euro set (including the 1 and 2 Euro 2002). To give the WBCC members give a change to obtain this set, I did put the set in the WBCC Auction 50. The set costs 78 Euro included postage costs, so that is the reserve price for the set. To avoid new potential WBCC members will be enter as WBCC member only to bid on the set, WBCC membership is close till December 15th.

5. Bi-metallic UK 2 Pound 1999 ... by C.J.Burton, UK

Hi, I thought the web site would like this scan of a British 2 pounds 1999 silver proof piedfort with hologram centre, which I certainly haven't seen before. As I only collect the base metal bimetallics I am offering this one for sale on ebay

6. Bi-metallics From Germany ... by Martin Blau, Germany

I have found in an auction catalog (Teutoburger Münzauktion Nr.11) on the page 534 two Bi-metallics from Germany. This pieces are copper-coins encased in an aluminium ring (Glückspfennige). The 1st is a 1 Pfennig 1935 mintmark A "Gemeindesparkasse Mutterstadt" (Item 9221). The 2nd is a 1 Pfennig 1935 mintmark F "Stadtsparkasse Pulsnitz" (Item 9222), diameter 33 mm. Unfortunately I don´t have more informations.

7. TWOB-42 Ready ... by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

TWOB-42 (The World Of Bi-metallics) catalog is ready for distribution. It wiil only be send electronic as an attached Excel-file. Send date is December 1st 2002. The catalog is updated with many new listed Bi- and Tri-metallics. Those WBCC members and non WBCC members who did receive the TWOB-41 will receive TWOB-42.

8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #329 ... by Jack Hepler, USA

Over 1000 years ago followers of John of Rila (the patron saint of Bulgaria) founded Rila Monastery, the largest monastery in Bulgaria, located near Sofia. Who is the man honored on the first circulating Bi-metallic coin of Bulgaria?
a. St. John.
b. St. Stephen.
c. St. Ivan Rilski.
d. St. Peter.

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 #328
Octavio Paz, (1914-1998) was honored on the 2000 Bi-metallic 20 Pesos of Mexico for his literary work. He was also honored with a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990. In addition to his love for writing he worked as a publisher. From 1962 to 1968 he worked in Japan, France, the USA and India at what totally unrelated profession?
a. Airline Representative.
b. Travel Agent.
c. Lawyer.
d. Diplomat.
Answer to Question #328 is "d". Diplomat.
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #327: 71.49% correct, seven players.

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

The new Bi and Tri-metallic images shown at: New Images. Newly listed are:
* 3 Different varieties of the Chinese Zodiac Snake Medal
* Singapore 2003 Red Pack with $5
* Singapore 2003 Special Pack with $5
* 2 Germany Amusment tokens
* GB 2 pounds 1999 silver proof piedfort with hologram centre
* Dominican Republic 2002 5 Pesos
* US 50 Cent Trade Token. Farmers Co-Op Store Ulysses Nebraska
* Bank of Korea 2000 Medal
* Bank of Korea 2001 Medal

10. WBCC Auction 50 ... by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

I am now accepting lots for Auction 50. You only have 1 week left to submit your lots. Listing will close at 10 PM Sydney time Friday night 6th December when the numbers get changed. Once the numbers have been changes no more lots will be added. To check on the lots listed to date go to: Auction 50. Please email me: Rod Sell your lots as soon as possible.

"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 ANA Focal Point: 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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