|Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club|
WBCC Newsmail 342, Volume 8, March 1, 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. 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: José Meriño (WBCC member #293), Chile
3. My new E-mail address ... by Arild Øyan, Norway
Please read my new E-mail address: Arild Øyan (WBCC member #141)
4. My new E-mail address ... by Fabio Guerrieri, Italy
Please read my new E-mail address: Fabio Guerrieri (WBCC member #19)
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.
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.
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?
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #341
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:
13. WBCC Auction 53 is Open ... by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction ProviderAuction 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, USAAnother 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,
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 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
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* Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moeda, S.A (The Portuguese Mint) and Schuler Presses, Germany.