Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #361


WBCC Newsmail 361, Volume 8, July 12, 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 at the ANA Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

If you take a look at: WBCC ANA meeting one can read the the WBCC ANA meeting will be on friday August 1 at 10 AM in Meeting Room 313. Please notice the room number in last WBCC Newsmail I did mentioned 315.

2. Bi-metallic Slovenia 500 Tolar Martin Peeters, Netherlands

The following information I received about the Bi-metallic Slovenia 500 Tolar 2003 from Mirjana Samardzija of the Bank of SloveniaWBCC ANA meeting
Subject: Slovenian 500 Tolar bi-metallic 2003 coins (European Year of People with disabilities)
Thank you for your e-mail dated 19 June 2003 in which you expressed interest in Slovenian currency Tolar (coins) - again. We do not have a special publication with general and advertising data about Slovenian currency or commemorative and numismatic coins. We do not have and shall not have EUR coins in a very near future (probably only in 2007) - information-mailing-subscription list is not yet ready. The last prepared Tolar circulation coin sets were in 1995 (not available), you can obtain only some 1992, 1993 Tolar circulation coin sets with normal, not BU coins (price: 350 SIT/per set). In second half of the year 2003 some new Tolar circulation coins sets will be prepared (years 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003). The 500 bi-metallic coins (2003 European Year of People with disabilities) are still available. You can also use all the following data and addresses we are stating in our letter (most information was given to you already in our letter ref. no. 25.00-0296/02-MS, dated 21 May 2002). You are invited to obtain some more information about Slovenian currency at the Internet address: Banknotes & Coins. --Unquote

3. Bi-metallic from Michael Ayrapetov, USA

In Website of the National Bank of Ukraine I found two Bi-metallic 20 Hryvnias 2001 Silver/Gold coins of Ukraine unlisted in WBCC TWOB Catalog: "Scythia" and "Kievan Rus". One URL of 2 texts and 2 URL of 2 images are: Text and Images 1 and Text and Images 2.

4. Bi-metallic Inlay from the Larry Friemel, USA

The following information I found about a Bi-metallic Inlay from the USA:
April 30th 1999
Auction Results - Mike Ellis Collection
Lot 10 -- 1793 CHBU Liberty Cap Cent Large head.
Item Description: Very cool, intentional striking error. On 7/30/96 while visiting the Gallery Mint Museum, I placed an MS63PL 1943-S Mercury dime on top of a copper planchet and had it struck into the surface of a Liberty Cap planchet. The results? A silver and copper bi-metallic! The Liberty Cap dies have a nice Cud at K-1 (clock position) on the obverse and two even larger cuds at K-2 and K-4 on the reverse. Copy stamp on reverse. Total mintage of the Large Head variety: 5216. The total mintage of this type? Few only and very unique. A picture can be seen in the New Images section.

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

The name for the rhinoceros is derived from two Greek words meaning nose-horned. As unlikely as it appears, the rhinoceros is a distant relative of the horse. There are five distinct kinds of rhinos, three in Asia and two in Africa. Which country featured the image of the rhinoceros on a circulation Bi-metallic coin?
a. Kenya.
b. Somalia.
c. Zimbabwe.
d. Zaire.
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 #360. One plant produces food for more people in the world than any other. This plant is in the grass family of the genus Oryza and is raised for food inall continents except Antartica. What is this plant, featured on the Bimetallic 10 Baht 1996 of Thailand?
a. Bean
b. Corn
c. Wheat
d. Rice
Answer to Question #360. Answer "d", Rice Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #359: % correct, players.

6. WBCC Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

The special prize to be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week (#361) will be Australia $5 Sundra Straits. 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 2003 Chile 100 Pesos. (WBCC Newsmail #359) is Philip Chang (WBCC member #34).

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

The new Bi and Tri-metallic image shown at: New Images section.
New listed are:
* Gallery Mint, Liberty Cap inlay
* Netherlands token of 1,75 euro named "Profijtwinner"
* Star Trek Experience Las Vegas

8. WBCC Auction 57 open Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

Auction 57 is now opened. The 97 interesting lots listed can be seen at: Auction 57. Please email your Bids 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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