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WBCC Newsmail 339, Volume 8, February 8, 2003
Dear WBCC Members and Non WBCC Members,
Come into the World Of Bi-metallics. I really hope you enjoy reading this weeks WBCC Newsmail !!
1. New WBCC Member ... by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a 3 WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: Adrian Gonzalez (WBCC member #287), Mexico
Name: Jose Luis Campa (WBCC member #288), Mexico
Name: Gerard McLellan (WBCC member #289), USA
E-mail: (NO LOGER PROVIDED ONLINE)
2. World Money Fair Basel Final-report ... by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Please read the Final report of the World Money Fair, held last weekend at Basel from January 31 to February 2, 2003, Zwitserland.
Friday, January 31, 2003
This day the WMF is not open for the public, it is only for Minthouses, mint related companies and distributors. They inform each other about new coins and coin related products. Very interesting to talk in an easy atmosphare with the Mints. This year the Mint(s) Of Honor were the BeNeLux countries (Beglium Mint, Dutch Mint and Luxembourg National Bank), they joined all 3 the same nice designed booth. The BeNelux countries announced a set will be available next day with all the Euros (including the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro) of the 3 countries dated 2003. The German Mint announced a limited (1000 pieces) Euro (including the 1 and 2 Euro) special made for this year WMF event.
Saterday, February 1, 2003
The Benelux countries sold the Euros set for 60 Euros, it was limited to 1
set per person. The trick was to get more sets to ask anther person to buy a
set for you. Disapointed was that ther were onle 450 sets available at the
WMF, while 50.000 will be issued.
Sunday, February 2, 2003
The WBCC sponsors, Schuler Pressen and Portugal Mint employees received a special WMF 2003 T-shirt for their sponsor ship the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club.
Next year World Money Fair will be held from January 30 to February 1, 2004 and the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors will be their again with their own booth. The next event the WBCC will be present with their own booth shall be the ANA Convention 2003 at Baltimore, MD, USA held from July 30 - August 3 and hosted by the Baltimore Coin Club (BCC).
3. Bi-metallic Off-centre from Kenya ... by Frans Woons, Canada
If you take a look at: An interesting item from Kenya!. Reminds me of the Canadian off-centre Bi-metallic $ 2 pieces.
4. Bi-metallic Medal from Swiss?? ... by Cliff Anderson, USA
Shown in this week's new images is a curious Bi-metallic medal. The obverse's center shows a clasped handshake over an armorial shield with 22 stars arranged in a central cross. It is dated September 1895 and the circumference reads "And. A. D. Truppenzusammenzug D. 1u2I Division". The reverse pictures four uniformed military figures standing in front of a cannon and holding what appear to be two Swiss flags. Its circumference reads "Un Pour Tous - Tous pour Un", or "one for all - all for one". I don't know German, but I'm guessing it represents a unit's reunion or commemoration of some kind. The uniforms and headgear do not look German or Prussian. Is it to be expected that Swiss would use both German and French inscriptions? The center is beautifully toned silver in an aluminum outer ring. Can any member translate the German and make sense of this piece?
5. Bi-metallic from Canada ... by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
If you look in the webpage of the Royal Canadian Mint, you can see the new Bi-metallic 15$ Cameo Coin: year of the sheep.
6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #339 ... by Jack Hepler, USA
This weeks question was suggested by Jose Luis Ramirez Monleon to honor the
seven astronauts lost in the Columbia Space Shuttle Accident.
A space symbol appears on the Bi-metallic coins of over 20 nations. This
symbol appears in the national shields, part of decorations, flags and as a
symbol of hope and the future. It appears on coins of every continent.
What is that symbol?
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:
8. WBCC Auction 52 Last Day ... by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
By the time you are reading this meaasge Auction 52 will be in it's last day. The 85 interesting lots listed can be seen at: Auction 52. Please email your bids to me:Rod Sell now, so that any delay in email delivery does not make you miss your lot. The auction closes at 11 AM on Sunday 9th February Sydney time. The time on your email dictates if your bid will be accepted, as long as the email arrives soon after 11AM.
9. Bi-metallic Offer ... by Murali Kumar, USA
I am Murali Kumar, WBCC member No.229 and I have some Thomas cup commemmorative 1ringitt Bi-metallic coins issued by Malaysia in 2000 for exchange. I prefer exchange to outright sale. Those members who are interested can e-mail me at the following address with details of their coins. The coins offered by me are BU and in original folders of issue. My e-mail is: Murali Kumar
"See you" in 2 weeks time,
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 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
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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.