Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #334

 

WBCC Newsmail 334, Volume 8, January 4, 2003 --------------------------------------------------------------------
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
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Dear WBCC Members and Non WBCC Members,

I really hope you enjoy reading this weeks WBCC Newsmail !!

1. World Money Fair Basel Pre-report (2) ... by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

As mentioned last week now the second Pre-report of the World Money Fair in Basel, from January 31 to February 2. The World Money Fair in Basel is the largest in its kind. Did you know 40 Minthouses of 5 continents will be there. About 200 international dealers from all over the World wll be present. Several coinpapers, like World Coin News (KM), Muenzen-Revue have their own booth. The WMF organisation has its own hompage and there is much to read. Look at: Moneyfair.

Please notice: The weekend I'm at the Basel event, Cliff Anderson (WBCC Public Relations) will compose WBCC Newsmail 338. In next weeks WBCC Newsmail, you can read the third Pre-report of the World Money Fair. At last I invite all WBCC members in Europe (and outside Europe) to visit the WBCC booth 35 and shake hands and ofcourse talk about Bi-metallics !!

2. Bi-metallic Collection for Sale ... by Mario Baptista, Portugal

For personal reasons I have to sell my Bi-metallic coin, -Medal, -Token and Encased collection. The collection includes:
* Coins and municipal issues (ecu, euro, etc.), about 790 pieces
* Tokens, encased, medals, about different 350 pieces
* USA encased 1 cent, about 200 different pieces
If you are interested in this collection I can send a complete list.
Contact me: Mario Baptista

3. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #334 ... by Jack Hepler, USA

Ernesto Guevara was honored on the Five Peso Bi-metallic coin of Cuba. He is best known for his efforts to overthrow the dictatorship of Cuba but this medically trained national hero participated in the overthrow of dictators before and after he joined Fidel Castro’s forces. In which other countries was Che Guevara directly involved in revolutionary activity?
a. Argentina
b. Bolivia
c. Chile
d. Guatemala
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 #333
The Chileans honored a man known for his campaign for human rights. He died at the age of 91 in 1999. His image appears on the 500 Pesos Bi-metallic of 2000 and 2001. What is the name of this National Hero?
a. Cardinal Henriquez
b. Salvador Allende
c. General Pinochet
d. San Martin
Answer to Question #333 is "a". Cardinal Raul Silva Henriquez
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #332: 100.0% correct, seven players. Note. Hans Bucek has so graciously reminded me that this coin is a Tri-metallic, not a Bi-metallic. Please forgive me for this transgression.

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

The new Bi and Tri-metallic images shown at: New Images. Newly listed are:
* Israel 2002 Hanukka 10 Shekel
* Vatican 1992 500L error
* Austria 2003 25 Euro

5. WBCC Auction 51 is Now Open ... by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

Auction 51 is now open. Please note the there have been slight changes to the bidding rules. Bids can now be made with a maximum bid (which will be shown) and bidding increments will be in set increments. Please check the new bidding rules at the top of the page. The 40 interesting lots listed can be seen at: Auction 51.

Email your bids to me: Rod Sell.

"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club

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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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