Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #347


WBCC Newsmail 347, Volume 8, April 5, 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. Bi-metallic medal from 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 Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain

The Huguenin mint (Zwitserland) have made another Bi-metallic medal. Please see the info: in this link or for a picture take a look at the WBCC: New Images.

3. Bi-metallic inlay pieces from Royal Manuel González, Spain

If you look in the British Royal Mint ( - 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 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 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:
City of Charlotte Park It!
229 S. Brevard Street, Suite 102
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-375-3177

6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game 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?
a. Politician
b. Physician
c. Priest
d. Poet
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 #346
Dante (1265-1321) was honored with his image appearing on the One Euro of Italy. Dante was noted for his poetry during a very turbulent period of Italian and European history. He was deeply involved in politics and at various times was exiled, fined and once even condemned to be burned to death if he tried to become a politician. His most famous poetic works are Inferno and Divine Comedy, but he was a prolific writer. What was Dante’s family name?
a. da Ravenna.
b. Aiello.
c. da Polante
d. Alighieri
Answer to Question #346 is "d" Alighieri.
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #345: 92.31% correct, 13 Players.

7. WBCC Quiz Game 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.
The winner of the 2003 Canadian Set (WBCC Newsmail #345) is Keith Beaumont, WBCC member #190.

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

The new Bi and Tri-metallic images shown at: New Images. New listed are:
* Finland 2003 Paavo Nurmi Medal, new reverse
* Swiss Vaudt 2003 Medal

9. WBCC Auction 54 is Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

Auction 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,
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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