Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #336


WBCC Newsmail 336, Volume 8, January 18, 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

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 him to you:

Name: Joaquim Sabino (WBCC member #285), Portugal
Age: 51
Profession: Professor
Hobby: Circulating Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins of the world
How did I know about the WBCC: Jorge Cunha - member#173 personal website

2. World Money Fair Basel Pre-report (4) ... by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

This is the fourth Pre-report of my attending to the World Money Fair in Basel in 2 weeks time. The programm looks at follows:

Date: 31.Jan.2003 International Media Forum, Free entry
* Convention Centre Messe Basel, 'Auditorium Montreal‘ 9.30am – 12.30pm
First launching of new coin issues and technical innovations from the coin
producing front from all over the world. Presentations are in English.
* Opening Ceremony
Town Hall, Reception by the Government, dinner at the Restaurant 'Zur

Date: 01.Feb.2003 International coin show, Entry fee CHF 10.
* Convention Centre Messe Basel 9am – 5pm
Buying and selling of coins, medals, paper money of all periods and
* Speed Auction UBS
* Symposium (SNG)

Date: 02.Feb.2003 International coin show, Free entrance
Convention Centre Messe Basel 10am – 4pm
* Buying and selling of coins, medals, paper money of all periods
and countries.

If take a look at: you can find a picture of Mr. Beck (President WMF and myself) So I hope to see you at the WBCC booth #35 !!

3. Bi-metallic message from a member ... by Mário Baptista, Portugal

I thank all WBCC members who did contact me. As been difficult to find a buyer for the whole collections, excepting my US encased 1 cent. My thanks for our companion Mr. Rod Sell. I am now acepting want-lists for my coins. For those who did not receive my list, please e-mail me: Mário Baptista and those who have it please e-mail me again with your want-lists (except those who did it). Greetings and long life for all members.

4. Bi-metallic 1 Euro Varations ... by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

Saw in RCC Newsgroup: Portugal 1 Euro variation.

5. Bi-metallic Swiss 5 Frank 2003 Proof ... by Massimiliano Aiello

Only to inform you that also this year Swiss Mint will struck 700 pieces in ESSAI-PROVA of the Bimetallic 5 FR. 2003 coin. The 2003 5 FR. "Chalandamarz" will be the third Essai bimetallic coin after the 1999 5 FR. "Fete de Vignerons" and the 2002 5 FR. "Escalade".

6. Bi-metallic Car Wash Tokens ... by Michael Ayrapetov, USA

I found in "The Fare Box" of December 2002 information about another 2 New Bimetallic Car Wash tokens of USA:
* Salina, Kansas. KS 880 E. Green Lantern Car Wash. Self Service Car Wash. No Cash Value (cartoon auto under spray and scrubber). 25 mm White Metal * Ring, 16 mm Brass Center. Reeded edge.
* Unidentified 533. One Dollar Car Wash token. No cash value. NORTHERN PRIDE (2 birds). Mint Mark RWM - Roger Williams Mint. 23 mm White metal ring, 8 mm Steel center.

7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

Donald George Bradman is one of the most famous Cricket players in the world and a national hero of Australia. He is featured on 3 different Bi-metallics and many other coins of Australia. Don Bradman’s image appears on which Bi-metallic coins?
a. One Dollar
b. Two Dollars
c. Five Dollars
d. 10 Dollars
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 #335
Luca Pacioli is featured on the 1994 Bi-metallic 500 Lire of Italy. Pacioli’s contemporaries included such notables as Piero della Francesca and Leonardo da Vinci with whom he had a strong tie. Luca Pacioli’s is famous in Italian history for his works in which area?
a. Art
b. Architecture
c. Medicine
d. Accounting
Answer to Question #335 is "d". Accounting and Mathematics were a passion for Luca Pacioli, and his books published between 1482 and 1509 are well known.
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #334: Five players. Two had 33% correct, two had 67% correct and one got the whole.

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

The new Bi and Tri-metallic images shown at: New Images. Newly listed are:
* 1987 commemorative 500 Forint, souvenir for visiting the Hungarian mint
* NEURO bimetallic token strucked by the Ancient Mint of Lucca
* 750th Anniversary of the ancient coin "Fiorino of Florence" 1252-2002
* Bi-metallic test tokens from the Ukraine
* 5 Francs 2003 from Switzerland
* 10.000 Korun 2003 from Slovakia Republic

"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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