|Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club|
WBCC Newsmail 349, Volume 8, April 19, 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. New WBCC member.....by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Alexei Malykh (WBCC member #299), Russia
2. Bi-metallic WBCC medal in circulation..by Serge Pelletier, Netherlands
Something very interesting happened in my household this past week: my wife got a WBCC "World Coin Fair" 2000 medal in change in lieu of a 1 Eurocoin! She believes she got it in The Hague while shopping. Considering that only 300 pieces were struck someone might just be pulling is hair out for having lost such a rare piece! It is also poetic that it found its way back to an "Honorary Member" of the Club!
3. WBCC at the open day of the Dutch Mint..by Martin Peeters
This week I received from the Royal Dutch Mint an invitation to represent the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club on June 14th 2003. Every year the RDM has a so called "Day Of The Mint". This day the Dutch coin collectors can visit the Dutch Mint at their building in Utrecht. One walk aroud the Dutch Mint building (not the strikingfloor) and see how it looks. Also there are a restrited amounf of Dutch coindealers for selling products. For the first time in history of the WBCC we are now invited to represent our selve to the Dutch Numismatic collectors with our own booth. WBCC members Frans Dubois and Jean Verleg will join me to promote the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC)
4. Bi-metallics 2002 from Bahrain...by Woldfang Schuster, Austria
The Bahrain Bi-metallics 100 and 500 fils dated 2002 now show 'kingdom of bahrain'. The previous issues had 'state of bahrain'
5. Rush to buy 2003 Vatican coins by Paul Baker, UK
I number of stories, images and even a video clip about scuffles in cues of people wanting to buy the 2003 sets of Vatican Euro coins can be found: HERE and, no doubt, a number of other news pages on the internet. Looks to be a new annual event on Rome's calendar.
6. Bi-metallics Car Was Tokens from the US..by Michael Ayrapetov, USA
In The Fare Box of March 2003 of American Vecturist Association I found 2
new Bi-metallic Car Wash tokens of USA (by Harold V. Ford) :
7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #349...by Jack Hepler, USA
This National Hero is featured on a circulating Bi-metallic coin that is now
obsolete. He lived from 1502 until 1578. His degree was in medicine but he
was a professor in philosophy, logic, metaphysics and mathematics. Some
credit him with the invention of the Rhumb line, a term used in navigation.
Who was this well-known Cosmographer?
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #348
8. 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 Five Francs 2003 of Switzerland. If more than one member gets the question right, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner. The winner of the Bi-metallic 100 Forint (WBCC Newsmail #347) is Jose Luis Ramirez, WBCC member #118.
9. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images....by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi and Tri-metallic images shown at: New Images. New listed are:
10. WBCC Auction 54 last day..by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I am accepting lots for Auction 55, which starts with WBCC Newsmail 351 on
the 3rd May. The lots listed so far can be seen at. Auction 54. Please email your lots to me now: Rod Sell, Australia.
"See you" next week,
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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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.