Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #342


WBCC Newsmail 342, Volume 8, March 1, 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. Change in WBCC Webmaster ... by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

The WBCC's original webmaster, Rod Sell has once again reassumed these duties and responsibilities. Due to health and personal reasons, JD White has found it necessary to step down as WBCC Webmaster, but will continue to support Rod as he is able. I really want to thank JD White for the work he has done for the WBCC.

2. New WBCC member ... by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

We have 2 WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: Joaquin Campos (WBCC member #292), Spain
E-mail: (No Longer Provided Online)
Age: 30
Profession: Engineer
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: Know more about Bi-mettallic coins, and get new coins if it´s possible.
How did I know about the WBCC: by, I was looking for information about bi-mettallic coins and found the WBCC homepage.

Name: José Meriño (WBCC member #293), Chile
E-mail: (No Longer Provided Online)
Age: 37
Profession: System Analisis
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
How did I know about the WBCC: Internet Find

3. My new E-mail address ... by Arild Øyan, Norway

Please read my new E-mail address: Arild Øyan (WBCC member #141)
(No Longer Provided Online)

4. My new E-mail address ... by Fabio Guerrieri, Italy

Please read my new E-mail address: Fabio Guerrieri (WBCC member #19)
(No Longer Provided Online)

5. The WBCC attending ANA 2003 ... by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

The WBCC will attande this years ANA at Baltimore from 07-31 till 08-03. We could arrange a meeting special for WBCC members. The day is Saturday, August 2, at 1:30 P.M. in Room 312 of the Baltimore Convention Center. If there is enough interest, then we can do so. Please send a message to WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood if you will come to this meeting, otherwise we cancel the room.

6. Bi-metallic 2 Pound from Gibraltar ... by Manuel González, Spain

There is new Bi-metallic 2 Pound 2002 from Gibraltar. See the auction in Ebay.

7 Bi-metallic 100 dinar from Algeria ... by Frans Dubois, Netherlands

Algeria issued a new commemorative Bi-metallic coin of 100 Dinar dated 2002 to celebrate 40 years of independance from France. Instead of the horse at the regular bimetallic 100 dinar it shows a "40" and 5 stars. The reverse is the same as the regular 100 dinar.

8. Bi-metallic new items ... Cliff Anderson, USA

Among this week's new images are these items.
a. 2002 $10 silver proof "First Issue of the Euro" commemorative from (of all places) the Bank of Nauru. This is clearly a fantasy piece for collectors who can't resist the odd item. Notice that it is in the shape of the European countires using the euro. Its concept is a bit convoluted, since in order to include Greece, a Euro country, it has to attach it with the Balkan states that are not members. And of course Switzerland is gratuitously included. The golden replica of the 1 euro design in cameo gives it a Bi-metallic appearance, though the gold design does not appear on both sides. It measures 72mm from Portugal to Greece, and 77mm from Scotland to Greece. Though it may be hard to see in the image, the reverse does show a nicely detailed crest for Nauru. I found this through the Lauren Benson mail order shop.

b. The 21mm bimetallic and central holed amusement token is from the "Compulsory Skill Play Co.", and reads "Free Amusement No Value" and bears a number "3" on one side. The eBay seller noted that it it is not further identified. Can any member further descirbe this piece?

c. And the large 42mm bi-metallic piece is a 1991 Mexican medal marked "Palacio de Mineria" with a stylized head of a helmeted miner, marked "Cinco Siglos en Mexico" or "Five Centuries of Mining in Mexico". Martin has this listed in the Bi-metallic catalog "The World of Bimetallics". This too was found on eBay.

9. Bi-metallic 2003 from Vaticane ... by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

This week I received orderforms for the 2003 Vaticane Proof and Bu set (including the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro). The pictures with the orderform shown, normally the pope is changing from left to right looking every year. The 2003 are the same looking pope as 2002, IF the puctures are correct.
More details:
Issue date: April 10th 2003
Mintage: 13.000 sets
Price: 78 Euro
Bu set:
Issue date: April 10th 2003
Mintage: 60.000 sets
Price: 15 Euro

10. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #342 ... by Jack Hepler, USA

Marcus Mosiah Garvey (1887-1940) was a hero among the common people of Jamaica. He was honored in 2000 on the Bi-metallic 20 Dollars of Jamaica. He was well known for his work as a writer, publisher and supporter of improved conditions for Africans all over the world. To encourage African pride, he helped start companies owned and operated by blacks. What was one of the most famous of these businesses?
a. A Shipping Line
b. Housing for the poor
c. A Railroad
d. A Hospital
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 #341
Sir George Alan Thomas (1881-1972) was born a Baron and became a champion chess player. He played in over 80 chess tournaments and was the London Chess Chanmpion 16 times. He was also a champion badminton player and was one of the founders of the International Badminton Federation. In fact, Sir George was the first President of the Federation and the award for the Championship games is called the Thomas Cup. The Championship Games were commemorated in 2000 on a Bi-metallic coin issued by which country?
a. United Kingdom
b. Indonesia
c. Korea
d. Malaysia
Answer to Question #341 is "d" Malaysia
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #340: 100.0% correct, six players.

11. WBCC Quiz Game Prize ... by Jack Hepler, USA

This week a special prize will be awarded to some lucky person who plays the WBCC Quiz Game. The WBCC will award a 2003 Swiss Five Franc 2003 Bi-metallic Coin to a player of the game who answers the question correctly. If more than one member gets the question right, a drawing will be conducted to select a winner.

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

The new Bi and Tri-metallic images shown at: New Images. New listed are:
* 2002 $10 silver proof "First Issue of the Euro" commemorative from the Bank of Nauru
* Amusement token from the "Compulsory Skill Play Co."
* Algeria 100 Dinar 2002, 40th anniversary of Independence
* Macau 1999 set with 10 Patacas

13. WBCC Auction 53 is Open ... by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

Auction 53 is now opened. The 46 interesting lots listed can be seen at: Auction 53. E-mail your bids to me: Rod Sell.

14. Brick-and-Mortar Coin Shop Robbed ... by JD White, USA

Another small coin shop here in the United States has suffered a devastating burglary and in danger of closing it's doors forever. This small mom and pop coin shop carried everything collectors could want from US and world coins to supplies and the new Euro coin sets and Bi-metallics. I am part of a small group of collectors seeking support to help this shop stay in business and we are appealing to coin collectors worldwide for assistance. Please read the complete story here and please do what you can to assist. These are really good people and they deserve our assistance. If small shops like this continue to close, soon there won't be any left.

"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 Webmaster & 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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