Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #358


WBCC Newsmail 358, Volume 8, June 21, 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. WBCC Encasing Rod Sell, Australia

The following encased coins in a WBCC ring are available to members.
* Australia 1966 1 cent Queen Elizabeth II US$7.50
* Hong Kong 1982 20 cent with Queen Elizabeth II US$7
* Hong Kong 1997 20 cent with Bauhenia flower. US$7
* Canada 2003 5 cent Beaver US$7.50
* Denmark 2000 1 Krone with central hole US$8
* Argentina 1997 1 peso Eva Peron US$8.50
* Argentina 2001 1 peso Jose de Urquiza US$8.50
* Thailand 2003 10 baht 80th Birthday of Princess Galiyanee US$.7.50
* Thailand 2003 10 baht Centenary of Army Inspector General's Dept. US$7.50
Encasing will only be processed to orders. The number of coins available for encasing is limited.
Please email your orders to me: Rod Sell.

2. The WBCC at the Dutch Martin Peeters, Netherlands

Last Saterday, June 13 the WBCC was at "De van de Munt" (Day of the Mint) which is held every year at the Dutch Mint in the Dutch city Utrecht. Dutch numismatics (and numismatics from other countries in Europe) came to this event and most of the people came for a special Euro set with the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2003 of the Netherlands. Only 2003 sets are struck the price was 22 Euro. To get this set people had to wait for more than 2 hours and all those people came through the WBCC booth !! With WBCC members Frans Dubois, Jean Verleg, Eelco Soeteman and myself we had a great day. If you take a look at: New Images you can see a picture of the WBCC booth. At our booth we did met Maarten Brouwer, the Dutch Mintmaster, Serge Pelletier, representive of World Coin News, Egbert van Keulen, representive of Ebay Netherlands and Belgium, and many more people. I'm sure the WBCC will be back next year at the "Dag van de Munt". At the Ebay Netherlands booth, next the WBCC booth, they had the Bi-metallic Ebay tokens from the Netherlands and Belgium available for the public. A picture of the Ebay Belgium token can be seen in the New Images section of the WBCC webside.

3. WBCC Euro Martin Peeters, Netherlands

If you take a look at the New Images section you can see a scan of WBCC Euro stamps. They are special made at the Dutch TPGpost office. They have a value of 0.39 Eurocent and can be used for posting from the Netherlands. If you have interest in getting one or more of the unique stamps, please let me know.

4. Bi-metallic 500 Tolar 2003 from Benjamin Muņiz, Spaon

The bank of Slovenia has issued a bimetal coin 2003. Mintage: 200,000 More info and pic at:
the Bank of Slovenia
in English language.

5. Bi-metallic from Eelco Soeteman, Netherlands

The Portuguese mint (mintsign: ICNM = Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moedahas) announced a new bi-metallic coin for 2004 with a face value of 5 euro in proof quality, weight 17.1 gram, mintage 10.000pcs (read at: Webpage).

6. Bi-metallic new Token? Paul Baker, UK

A recent addition to the WBCC new releases page at: New Images is a token I recently came across. The piece has a plain edge, it has similar colours to the 2 Euro coin and is thinner than and almost of the same diameter as the 2 Euro. On the ring part on each side of the coins there is a ring of eight five-pointed stars. The centre has on one side "OZ-" in large lettering above "Entertainment" in smaller lettering. On the centre part of the coin on the other side there is the legend "Cyber-Isl@nd" above above the outline of some sort of mountainous horizon. I have had a bit of a look on a search engine to see if I could find the company that has issued this piece - I had no luck with my searching though. All I can do for now is guess that the piece is European (German ?). Can anyone find out more about this piece ? Has anyone ever seen a similar piece ?

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

Vanda Miss Joaquim is a symbol of prestige and recognition. In a bid to increase awareness for national identity and pride, the government has undertaken painstaking efforts to promote the national flower. The flower of mauve blossoms deck the city with splashes of colour. Vanda Miss Joaquim appears in the design of the Bi-metallic coins of which country?
a. China
b. Hong Kong
c. Singapore
d. Taiwan
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 #357. This animal appears on a Bi-metallic coin of Austria. It belongs to the species Equus Caballus, has a long flowing tail and has been used for work and transportation for over 5000 years. On which coin would you find this animal?
a. 50 Schilling 1996.
b. 50 Schillings 1998.
c. 1 Euro 2001.
d. 2 Euro 2002.
Answer to Question #357. Answer "a", 50 Schilling 1996, a horse.
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #356: 100.00% correct, 14 players.

8. WBCC Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

The special prize to be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week (#358) will be Poland 2 Zlote 1995 & 5 Zlote 1994. 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 One Peso Argentina Provingia. (WBCC Newsmail #356) is Keith Beaumont (WBCC member #190).

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

The new Bi and Tri-metallic image shown at: New Images section.
New listed are:
* WBCC encased Argentina 2001 1 Peso Jose de Urquiza
* WBCC encased Argentina 1997 1 Peso Eva Peron
* WBCC encased Canada 2003 5 Cent
* WBCC encased 1997 Hong Kong 20 cent
* WBCC encased Thailand 2003 80th Birthday of Princess Galiyanee
* WBCC encsed Thailand 2003 Centenary of Army Inspector General's Dept.
* All Ebay Bi-metallic Medals
* Switzerland. 10 Swiss Franc, 100 Batzen, Commemorate Framerswar 1653
* Ebay Belgium Medal
* Chile 2003 100 Pesos
* WBCC Euro Stamps

10. WBCC Auction 57 Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

I am now accepting lots for Auction 57. You have only 2 weeks till this auction starts. The interesting lots listed so far can be seen at.Auction 55. Please email your lots to me now: Rod Sell.

11. My Bi-metallic Joel Anderson, USA

I can offer the following Bi-metallics:
* 50 Dinars K104 1994 Bimetal Unc. BIG $150
* 500 Drams 2003 Unc. Bimetal 4.00
* $5 2002 Battle of Sundra Strait Bimetal $9
Great Britain
* 2 POUNDS 2002 Euro Games-England Bimetal $8
* 2 Pounds 2002 Games-Scotland Bimetal 8.00
* 2 Pounds 2002 Euro Games-Wales Bimetal 8.00
* 2 P. 2002 Games-No. Ireland Bimetal 8.00*
* 5 Pesos K605 1999 Unc. Bimetal 4.50
* 10 Pesos K616 1998 Unc. Bimetal 6.00
San Marino
* 1000 Lira K405 2000 Dove Bimetal Unc. 7.50
* 10 Baht 2002 Watchilla Hospital Bimetal $2
* 10 Baht 2002 Trade Dept Bimetal Unc. 2.00
* 10 Baht 2002 Highway Dept. Bimetal U 2.00
* 10 Baht 2002 Kings 75th Bday Bimetal U $2
* 10 Baht 2002 Scout Jamboree Bimetal U2.00
If you have interest in one or more of these Bi-metallics, please contact me:
Joel Anderson
Website PO Box 3016
Merced, CA 95344-1016
phone/fax 1 209 722 5426

"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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