Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #350

 

WBCC Newsmail 350, Volume 8, April 26, 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
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Dear WBCC Members and Non WBCC Members,

Come into the World Of Bi-metallics. I really hope you enjoy reading this weeks WBCC Newsmail 350 !! 350 weeks in a row news about Bi- and Tri-metallics. As you can read further we have now 300 members from 50 countries worldwide!!

1. A new WBCC member.....by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

We have a WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you

Name: Gevorg Mughalyan (WBCC member #300), Republic of Armenia
E-mail: (no longer provided online)
Age: 49
Profession: Electro-mechanic engineer
Hobby: Numismatics, world coins especially Bi-metallic

Gevorg is from Armenia and this means the 50th nationality joining the WBCC

2. Bi-metallic from Georgia...by Michael Ayrapetov, USA

I have information from my friend, that on April 9, 2003 Georgia issued new Bi-metallic coin in commemoration of 12th Anniversary of the Georgian Independence.
The Georgia is the Republic of the former Soviet Union. Located near Armenia in the Transkavkas Region. Has Independence from Soviet Union on April 9, 1991. In 2000 Georgia issued 2 Bi-metallic 10 Lari coins, listed in WBCC Catalog.

3. Bi-metallic 5 Euro from Finland..by Kari Hurskainen, Finland

If you look into:
You can see a Bi-metallic 5 Euro from Finland. This mintage is 150000 and only one order can one family do. If order is more than 150000 ( sure ) orders lottery who got coin. This Bi-metallic is Legal Tender in Finland

4. Bi-metallic from Cuba...by Benjamín Muñiz, Spain

From the TWOB catallog:
Cuba, Republica de 5 Peso 1999,,Ernesto Che Guevara De La Serna One Spanish coin dealer says that: 'the emission of these coins was made for circulation, but for some question or problem that I don´t know, they never have been in circulation and never will be'
See the Cuba 5 Peso Bi-metallic Auction at Ebay Germany

5. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #350...by Jack Hepler, USA

The 1996 Bi-metallic 50 Schillings of Austria is a beautiful coin showing Heinrich I mounted on a horse. The other side of the coin has nine shields or crests. The coin commemorates Austria. What is the other year shown on the coin?
a. 1796
b. 1596
c. 1296
d. 996
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 #349. 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?
a. Nunes
b. Mercator
c. Cunha
d. Orta
Answer to Question #349 is "a" Nunes
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #348: 100% correct, 11 Players.

6. 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 1 Euro 2003 of Spain. 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 $5 Zimbabwe (WBCC Newsmail #348) is Rod Sell, WBCC member #20.

7. Meeting WBCC members?..by Kyle Mutcher, Canda

I will be at the Chicago International Coin Fair this weekend and if any WBCC members would like to meet up on Saturday or Sunday to call me at 204-291-8943, or at my hotel at 847-375-9000 and ask for Kyle Mutcher. I'll be at the coin show with my red back pack and it will have a "WBCC" and "RCC" label on it. Feel free to come up and talk to me.

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

The new Bi and Tri-metallic images shown at: New Images. New listed is:
USA, Charlotte 2003, Parking token

9. WBCC Auction 55 accepting..by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

I am accepting lots for Auction 55, which starts with WBCC Newsmail 351 on the 3rd May. You still have 5 days till the 1st May to submit your lots. The lots listed so far can be seen at: Auction 55. Please email your lots to me now: Rod Sell.

"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club

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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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