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WBCC Newsmail 362, Volume 8, July 19, 2003
Composed with help from members of the
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 Baltimore...by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
If you take a look at: this web apge 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 and it was wrong. The WBCC has its own booth at the ANA, Booth #150, I'm looking forward to meet you there.
2. WBCC Newsmail 364 till 366.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
Sunday July 27th my vacation will start. This means that Jack Hepler will compose WBCC Newsmail 364 till 366 and Cliff Anderson will send out those WBCC Newsmails. So please send you item about Bi-metallics after July 27th to Jack Hepler.
3. Bi-metallic commeratives 2003 from Swiss.. by Cliff Anderson, USA
The images appearing in the WBCc New Images section are the obverse and reverse of the latest Bi-metallic issues by Faude & Huguenin from Zwitserland.
* The presentation card that encloses the piece is in French. It describes how the piece commemorates both the 200th anniversary of the Canton of Vaud joining the Swiss Confederation, and the Swiss poet and songwriter ("chansonnier vadois") Jean Villard-Gilles (1895-1982). Vaud is the canton or province furthest west in Switzerland, forming the beak sticking into France's border, and encompasses most of Lake Geneva and the city Lausanne. The accompanying card describes Vaud's ancient culture circulated its own money for the last 2,000 years, and how this homeland of the Helvetians was conquered by Caesar.
* The card further describes Villard-Gilles (whose photo is also shown) as having treated this literary subjects with simplicity and humor. The piece is inscribed with a line from his work called "La Venoge": "a beautiful canton, with its calves, cows, mountains, peaks, swans, lakes, orchards, forests, even a glacier."
This piece is a medal or municipal trade token like most of the previous Swiss issues. The inscription reads "Valeur 10 Frs Jusqu'au 30.09.2003", which makes it equivalent to a "Good For" token. But also in honor of Villard-Gilles, this piece is denominated as a "Gilles".
I was able to order this piece (plus the Bauernkrieg piece shown by Martin
Peeters two weeks ago) by responding to Faude & Huguenin's flier. (I must
be on their list from previous orders.) Their address is
4. Bi-metallic 10$ 2003 from Chile..by Massimiliano Aiello, Italy
If you take a look in the WBCC webpage, New Images section you can see a $10
Pesos 2003 Bi-metallic, "O'Higgins" from Republica of Chile.
I have received this very beautiful new pattern.
These are the characteristics of the coin:
5. Bi-metallic error 100 Pesos from Chile..by Massimiliano Aiello, Italy
If you take a look in the WBCC webpage, New Images section you can see a Chile
Error $100 Pesos 2003 "Mapuche" Bi-metallic.
These are the characteristics of the
6. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2003 Vatican..by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
This week I received Vaticane one BU 2003 Euro set (price 15 Euro, = 17US$) AND one Proof Euro set (price 78 Euro, = 87US$) with the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro. The design is the same as in 2002. I did send the orderform Feb 28th and my creditcard was charged on June 5th. I have decided to put the Vaticane 2003 Proof set in the next WBCC Auction 58 with a start price of 87US$. This offers is only for WBCC members, so no new WBCC members are accepted till Auction 58 is ended.
7. Bi-metallic 2 Pounds error..by Massimiliano Aiello, Italy
Finally I have the Uk 2 Pounds 1999 Strike Error in my hands. It's in uncirculated condition and it's possible to see the following errors: There is a little space between the two metals, behind the Queen's head. There is a raised rim but at the opposite the coin is also too thin. The beginning of the edge inscription is completely missing (there is only written "Shoulders of Giants"). A really very interesting Bi-metallic.
8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #362...by Jack Hepler, USA
In 1966, Portugal featured an animal that spends most of its life in the
water but is in fact a mammal. Some species are migratory, travelling as
much as 8000 km annually, further than any other mammal. Some species yield
a highly desirable fur often used for coats. Which animal was featured on
the Bi-metallic 100 Escudos of Portugal?
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #361.
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 Bi-metallic
9. 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 (#362) will be 1 Lev, Bulgaria 2002. 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 UK 2 Pounds (WBCC Newsmail #360) is Jim Lawniczak (WBCC member #183).
10. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images....by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi and Tri-metallic image shown at: New Images section.
11. WBCC Auction 57 last day...by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
Auction 58 will start in 2 weeks on the 2nd August, so please email your lot details to me now. The lots listed can be seen at: Auction 58 members are allowed to list up to 20 lots in this and future auctions.
"See you" next weeks,