Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #345


WBCC Newsmail 345, Volume 8, March 22, 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 3 WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:

Name: Meir Sapir (WBCC member #296), Israel
E-mail: (No Longer Provided Online)
Age: 61
Profession: Computer industry
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
How did I know about the WBCC: A link from Google

Name: Pietro Valocchi (WBCC member #297), Italy
E-mail: (No Longer Provided Online)
Age: 42
Profession: telecommunications
Hobby: European Coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
How did I know about the WBCC: Web browsing

Name:David Wenzel (WBCC member #298), USA
E-mail: (No Longer Provided Online)
Profession:Sat. t.v.
Hobby: World coins 1500-1900 and Bi- and tri - metallic world coins
Goal: collect all Bi-and Tri-metallic legal tender coins1984 to present.
Against: crooks
How did I know about the WBCC: The internet

2. Bi-metallic collection from Egbert van Keulen, Netherlands

My name is Egbert van Keulen, Senior Category Manager for eBay Netherlands. eBay has decided to create Bi-metallics for 10 different countries. The Bi-metallic will have the following specs:
Diameter outer ring: 26,5 mm
Diameter core: 20 mm
Material ring: Aureate Bonded Steel (ABS)
Material core: Nickel Bonded Steel (NBS)
They will be struck at the Royal Dutch Mint. The numbers struck per country will be:
Netherlands 5.000
Belgium 5.000
Australia 5.000
Italy 5.000
France 5.000
Spain 5.000
Canada 5.000
Germany 5.000
Taiwan 3.000
UK 5.000

The designs will be 1 general eBay-obverse for all the coins, reverse will be country specific, carrying the name of the country, a country specific eBay-icon and the relevant url.

The Bi-metallics will not be for sale, but be used to give to people in special occasions. Should you be willing to have the bi-metallics, please make reservations of the Bi-metallics with the eBay-offices in each country. The Bi-metallics will be on the market end of May.

3. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro in Dutch 2003 Frans Dubois, Netherlands.

Just like last year the Dutch Mint issued a special BU set for the VVV, the organisation for tourist information. The set is called "The Iris-set" and is available in Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Nijmegen and Amersfoort. In 2002 these sets (with the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro) were very limited (2.500 sets) but this year (also with the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro) there are more sets issued. The set contains all 8 coins and a special (not Bi-metallic) token. Also a cheque to use in restaurants, shops etc. for a value of 5 euro. Price of the set is 19,95 euro and it's only available at the VVV in the four cities.

4. Bi-metallics 2003 from San Jack Hepler, USA

The following text is published by San Marino Numismatic Department:
San Marino Divisional Coins for 2003
This is the second year of issue of divisional coins in Euro and, after the enormous success of the first set, San Marino is proud to present a new set with a renewed package with respect to the original one. This time, in addition to the eight divisional coins, a 5 Euro coin in silver enhances the value of the set, offered to a public of collectors who are more than ever attentive to the European numismatic scenario. On the reverse of each coin is an allegorical representation of Independence, Tolerance and Liberty, the distinctive values of the Republic of San Marino that looks forward the future but remains firmly anchored in its traditions. On the obverse of the coin is a stylized representation of the coat of arms of the Republic of San Marino produced by the engraver Frapiccini.

5. Bi-metallic US Parking Michael Ayrapetov, USA

In February 2003 issue of The Fare Box of American Vecturist Association I found New Bimetallic Parking Token of USA (by Joe Pernicano): Washington, Kirkland, WA-3425 "CITY OF KIRKLAND/WASHINGTON (scene) One/Hour/Parking". Mint Mark: RWM - Roger Williams Mint. 25 mm Brass Ring, 8 mm Steel Center.

6. Bi-metallics from Zdravko Bosnjak, Croatia

I want to ask the WBCC members who can help me obtaining the Vatican 2003 Euro set with the 1 and 2 Bi-metallic Euro. If you can help me please E-mail me.

7. Bi-metallic offer in C.J.Burton, UK

The following UK misstruck 1999 GB 2 pounds I swa in Ebay: ebay auction.

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

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was born in Salzburg Austria and ranks as one of the greatest music composers of all time. He started composing when only five years old and was performing for royalty at six. He was honored on which Bi-metallic coin of Austria?
a. 50 Schillings.
b. 100 Schillings.
c. 1 Euro.
d. 2 Euro.
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 #344
Ferdinand Porsche, 1875-1952, was one of the greatest automotive engineers of all time. He was born in North Bohemia, now a part of the Czech Republic. His technical genius was observed while he was still a very young man and he found work with a number of mentors. He was on the forefront of automotive design and his first automobile effort was an electric car that set speed records at over 56 KPH (35 MPH). He is famous for racing cars but his most popular design was the humble German Volkswagen. What country has honored Mr. Porsche with a Bi-metallic coin?
a. Austria
b. Czech Republic
c. Germany
d. Italy
Answer to Question #344 is "a" Austria.
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #343: 92.97% correct, 14 Players.

9. WBCC Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

The special prize to be awarded to some lucky person who plays the WBCC Quiz Game this week will be a 2003 Canadian Uncirculated Set, which includes the Bi-metallic Two Dollars. If more than one member gets the question right, a drawing will be conducted to select a winner. The winner of the Russian 10 Roubles is Bill Arnold, WBCC member #247.

10. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia

The new Bi and Tri-metallic images shown at: New Images. New listed is:
* Slovakia, 2003, 10,000 Korun, ring Au*Ag, centre Pd. Commemorate 10 years republic

11. WBCC Auction 54 Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

You still have 2 weeks to list lots for Auction 54. The lots listed can be seen at: Auction 53. E-mail your lots to me now: 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 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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