Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #340


WBCC Newsmail 340, Volume 8, February 15, 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,

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 WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Alan Grund (WBCC member 290), USA
E-mail: No Lonvger Provided Online
Age: 48
Profession: microbiologist
Hobby: Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins and tokens of the world
Goal: collect Bi-metallics from all countries, I look forward to hearing from you and others in WBCC
How did I know about the WBCC: learned about it at rec.coin collect newsgroup.

2. Bi-metallic Day Medal from Turkey ... by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain

The new Bi-metallic medals from the mint have both dates in turk and english laguage but the coins minted last year only have the date on turk language. Searching for the meaning of the months in turk language I have obtained the translation of the months.
January -- Ocak
February --Subat
March -- Mart
April -- Nisan
May -- Mayis
June -- Haziran
July -- Temmuz
August -- Agustos
September -- Eylül
October -- Ekim
November -- Kasim
December -- Aralik

3. Bi-metallic Austria 25 Euro ... by José Luis Ramírez, Spain

Searching in Ebay the niobium coin for make a reply to a message in the spanish numismatic forum, I have seen this Austria 25 Euro. Is the inner part of the Bi-metallic 25 Euro 2003 of Austria?

4. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #340 ... by Jack Hepler, USA

Leonardo da Vinci was born in Vinci, Italy. He has been honored by history in many ways and in 2002 was honored yet again on the Bi-metallic Euro of Italy. In what year was Leonardo da Vinci born?
a. 1422
b. 1452
c. 1472
d. 1502
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 #339
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?
a. Sun
b. Moon
c. Planets
d. Stars
Answer to Question #339 is "stars". All of the symbols appear on Bi-metallics but only the stars appear on the Bi-metallics of over 20 nations. Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #338: 100.0% correct, six players.

5. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images ... by Rod Sell, Australia

The new Bi and Tri-metallic images shown at: New Images. New listed are:
* Netherlands 2003 set with Mint Medal
* Netherlands Goldrush token, same both sides
* Italy VIP Games token
* Austria 2003 25 Euro

6. WBCC Auction 53 Accepting Lots ... by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

I am accepting lots for auction 53, which starts on the 1st March 2003. Please email your lot details to me. The lots will be listed by memebrs in the orders that their 1st is received. First in get the top of the page. E-mail me Rod Sell.

"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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