|Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club|
WBCC Newsmail 347, Volume 8, April 5, 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. Bi-metallic medal from Finland...by Kari Hurskainen, Finland
Because of the Icehockey World Championship 2003, the Finland Mint issued a special medal for this event. You can see a picture of it: HERE.
2. Bi-metallic medal from Zwitserland..by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain
3. Bi-metallic inlay pieces from Royal Mint..by Manuel González, Spain
If you look in the British Royal Mint (http://www.royalmint.com - Shop - World Coins), you can see new Bi-metallic inlay pieces from Cook, Solomon and Fiji. These pieces have portrait of queen gold inlay. Also the Royal Mint offers silver kilo Panda coin from China with two gold inlay pieces.
4. Bi-metallic in Ebay......by Paul Baker, UK
This week a Bi-metallic error coin on eBay attracted 16 bids, the highest bid being 350 USD. The piece was a German 2 Euro of 2002 and the centre appeared to be of the wrong core planchet - undersized and of the wrong colour. The image colouring was not all that clear but the core appeared to have a Copper-Nickel colour, a colour which, of course, several other alloys have too. The image can be seen at: IMAGE until the seller gets around to removing it.
5. Bi-metallic Transportation Token..by Michael Ayrapetov, USA
I called to the City of Charlotte about new Bi-metallic 2003 Token. The 2003
Charlotte $1 Bi-metallic Transportation Token now available at a cost of $1
(plus $1 postage). The Address is:
6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #347...by Jack Hepler, USA
Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (1753-1811) sounded the cry
for independance from Spanish dominance on September 16,
1810. That date is remembered in Mexico as Independence
Day even though actual independence was not fully achieved
until 1821. Hidalgo was liberal but he was also practical,
giving help to the citizens of his small town of Dolores.
He built a pottery shop, blacksmith stable, carpentry shop,
a tannery and a loom for making cloth. Miguel Hidalgo is
honored on the Bi-metallic, silver-centered, 20 New Pesos
of Mexico. What was Hidalgo's profession?
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #346
7. WBCC Quiz Game Prize...by Jack Hepler, USA
The special prize to be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC
Quiz Game this week will be a Bi-metallic Hungarian 100 Forint. If more than
one member gets the question right, a random drawing will be conducted to
select a winner.
8. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images....by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi and Tri-metallic images shown at: New Images. New listed are:
9. WBCC Auction 54 is open..by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction ProviderAuction 54 is now opened. The 79 interesting lots listed can be seen at: Auction 54. Please note the bidding format is now back to the previous format where there is no maximum bid. What you bid will be listed or adjusted down to the increment below. Bidding increments are:
For lots at $1 to $10, bid increments are 50 cents.
For lots at $10 to $20 , increments are $1.
For lots at $20 to $50 increments are $2.
For lots at $50 to $100 increments are $5.
For lots over $100 increments are $10.
Bids will be adjusted lower to the nearest increment. Send you bids to: Rod Sell.
"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.