Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #356


WBCC Newsmail 356, Volume 8, June 7, 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,

Welcome into the World Of Bi-metallics. I really hope you enjoy reading this weeks WBCC Newsmail.

1. Bi-metallic 2$ from Kyle Mutcher, Canada

In the New Images section you can see the new Bi-metallic $2 coin for Canada. The Reverse is the same as previous issues. This coin is in a proof-like set and has the "W" mint mark for Winnipeg. The circulation coins will be available in late August or early September and will probably not have a "W" mint mark.
To see more about the new effigy of Queen Elizabeth II you can check out the Website.

2. .Bi-metallic from Hans Bucek, Switzerland

Huguenin minted a new 10 Fr 2003 Bi-metallic issue, commemorating the "Bauernkriege" (War of the Farmers) in 1653. The Bi-metallic is issued by the Reiffeisenbank of the region Emmental and Entlebuch and is tender until 31.10.2003.
The coin is called 100 Batzen and depicts two bearded men with a grim face. Size and metals like the other Huguenen issues. There is no access to the the Huguenen website to order the coins. The coin nust be ordered from the Raiffeisenbank.

3. Tri-metallic Essias and Martin Peeters, Netherlands

In a French Auction catalog (of Comptoir General Financier) I found some French Tri-metallic French Essai pieces and special Bi-metallic Euros. They can be found in: the Website and look in:
Coins of the fifth Republic n° 2354 to 2418
* F.404/1 Essai de 20 francs Jeux méditerranéens - CINQUIÈME RÉPUBLIQUE - 1993 FDC- 70 starting price : 55 €uros
* F.405/1 Essai de 20 francs Pierre de Coubertin - CINQUIÈME RÉPUBLIQUE - 1994 SPL- 63 starting price : 45 €uros
* Essai de frappe de 20 francs - CINQUIÈME RÉPUBLIQUE - sd (1987) - Pessac and
The Bi-metallic euro n° 2419 to 2427
* €1cf 8350 non signalé et tranche du 8710 2 euro France, tranche néerlandaise - L'Euro - Banque Centrale Européenne - 2001 - Pessac SUP- 60 starting price : 100 €uros
* €1cf 8350 6 2 euro France, “métaux inversés” - L'Euro - Banque Centrale Européenne - 2001 - Pessac SUP- 60 starting price : 100 €uros
* €1cf 8350 6 2 euro France, “Blanche” - L'Euro - Banque Centrale Européenne - 2001 - Pessac SUP- 60 starting price : 100 €uros
* €1cf 8460 1 2 euro Italie, centre “délaminé avers” - L'Euro - Banque Centrale Européenne - 2002 - Rome
The Auction closes Closing on June 19th, 2003

4. Bi-metallic Carwash Michael Ayrapetov, USA

In "The Fare Box" issue May 2003 of American Vecturist Association I found 3 new Bi-metallic Car Wash tokens of USA (by Harold V. Ford) :
* Lexington, Kentucky, KY 480 E. JEFF'S CAR WASH ALWAYS THE BEST $1.00. Carwash Token No Cash Value $1.00. 27 mm Brass Ring, 11 mm Aluminun Center. Reeded Edge. Value $1.00
* Minneapolis, Minnesota, MN 540 M. WASH ME r SATISFACTION GUARANTEED 612-333-WASH (reverse the same as obverse). 25 mm Brass Ring, 8 mm Stainless Steel Center. Value $2.00
* UNIDENTIFIED 565. STAR CAR WASH TAKE ME OUT TO THE CARWASH. STAR on the obverse of Center. Good for Wash*Vacuum*Vending. $1.00 on the reverse of Center. 27 mm Bronze Ring, 11 mm Aluminum Center. Reeded Edge.

5. Bi-metallic Euros from Lithuania ? Jose Ramirez, Spain

This week I searched for (Bi-metallic) Euro test on Ebay. I have discovered this auction (actually is closed). This auction show a set of Euro testset (with a Bi-metallic 1 and 2 EUeo) from Lithuania. The coins are not made by INA like the british, danish and sweden Euros. THERE IS THE LINK.

6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

THe next question in the Flora and Fauna (Plants and Animals) on Bi-metallics is about the 1992 100 Dinar of Algeria. This coin shows what bird?
a. Swan.
b. Falcon.
c. Eagle.
d. Goose.
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 #355. 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?
a. Papaya.
b. Cacao.
c. Coconut.
d. Date.
Answer to Question #355. Answer "b", Cacao or Cocoa. Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #354: 92.86% correct, 14 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 (#356) will be a Argentina One Peso Provingas Error. 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 Pesos from Chile. (WBCC Newsmail #354) is Claudio Revello (WBCC member #207).

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

The new Bi and Tri-metallic image shown at: New Images section.
New listed is:
* WBCC encased Denmark 2000 1 Krone

8. WBCC Auction 56 is open Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

The 56th WBCC Auction is now open. The 102 interesting lots listed can be seen at: Auction 55. Please email your lots to me now: Rod Sell.

"See you" next weeks,
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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