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WBCC Newsmail 358, Volume 8, June 21, 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. WBCC Encasing Project..by Rod Sell, Australia
The following encased coins in a WBCC ring are available to members.
2. The WBCC at the Dutch Mint...by 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 Stamps...by 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 Slovenia..by Benjamin Muņiz, Spaon
5. Bi-metallic from Portugal..by 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?........by 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 #358...by 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?
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?
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 (#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 images....by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi and Tri-metallic image shown at: New Images section.
10. WBCC Auction 57 accepting...by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
11. My Bi-metallic offer..by Joel Anderson, USA
I can offer the following Bi-metallics:
"See you" next weeks,
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 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.