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WBCC Newsmail 355, Volume 8, May 31, 2003
Dear WBCC Members and Non WBCC Members,
Welcome into the World Of Bi-metallics. I really hope you enjoy reading this weeks WBCC Newsmail.
1.New WBCC members.....by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have 2 WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: Yuri Kazakov (WBCC member #302), Ukraine
Name: Jesús Gutiérrez Paniagua (WBCC member #303), Mexico
2. My new E-mail address.....by Nicholas Cheung, USA
Please read my new E-mail address:Nicholas Cheung (WBCC member #62) (No Longer available online)
3. Bi-metallic from Switzerland...by Hans Bucek, Switzerland
According to a recent information from the Swiss Mint, the mint will discontinue to issue the Bi-metallic 5 Francs coins because the coin does not fit into the issuing concept, having two different looking types of coins for the same value. The standard 5 Francs coppernickel type coins will continue.
There will be a new 10 Francs coin of Bi-metallic design instead. Same
diameter and weight as the Bi-metallic 5 Francs coins, except the metals are
reverse. The center is white (Coppernickel) and the outer ring yellow, made
from aluminum-bronze. (Not from nordic gold as for the 5 Francs center). The
rim is reeded with smooth sections.
4. Bi-metallic Euros 2003 from San Marino (1)..by Hans Bucek, Switzerland
The new 2003 1 and 2 Euro Bi-metallic coins from San Marino are now sent to the subscribers, together with the other 6 Euro coins plus the 5 Euro silver issue. I have got my set today
5. Bi-metallic Euros 2003 from San Marino (2)..by Martin Peeters
I received my 2003 Euro set, with the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro, from San Marino this week. The quality of my set is very bad. The sealing of the front site of the set is done very bad. Do you have the same experience?
6. Bi-metallic from Portugal...by Rui Marques, Portugal
I received today from a friend of mine, worker in a portuguese privet bank,
were is the Numismatic Plan for 2003 and 2004 of the Portuguese Mint (INCM).
I saw there this (probable) new coin:
7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #355...by Jack Hepler, USA
The first question in the Flora and Fauna (Plants and Animals) on
Bi-metallics series is about the 100 Cedis of Ghana. This coin shows
four fruit or seed pods. What is this plant?
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #354.
Henry the Strong was the founder of the house of "The
Babenberger" and the first ruler of the country which is now Austria.
He was the son of Luitpold, Duke of Bavaria and he separated the
provice of Ostmark (East-March) which his son then named Ostarrichi .
The name Ostarrichi, was first documented in 996. Ostarrichi, because
of the 2nd german phonetic shift in the 14 century, became Osterreich.
When Hitler occupied Osterreich, he renamed it Ostmark. Henry was
honored on a Bimetallic coin of Austria in 1996. By which name is
he featured on this coin?
8. WBCC Quiz Game Prize...by Jack Hepler, USAThe special prize to be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week (#355) will be a 100 Pesos from Chile. 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 WBCC commemorative Token (WBCC Newsmail #353) is Michael Ayrapetov (WBCC member #8).
9. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images....by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi and Tri-metallic image shown at: New Images section.
10. WBCC Auction 56 listing lots...by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction ProviderYou have just 6 days to list lots for Auction 56.
The many interesting lots listed so far can be seen at. Auction 55. Please email your lots to me now: Rod Sell.
"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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