Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #363


WBCC Newsmail 363, Volume 8, July 26, 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. New WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

We have a WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Oded Paz (WBCC member #305), USA
E-mail: (No longer provided online)
Age: 40
Hobby: World coins and tokens including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics, "fantasy land" coins, Elongated coins
Goal: To collect at least one coin from every country (and sub-country, ruler, etc.) that existed since 1901
How did I know about the WBCC: A link from somewhere

2. WBCC Newsmail 364 till 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 26th to Jack Hepler.

3. WBCC and World Coin Krishnanand Khambadkone, USA

Came across this in the August issue of World Coin News in connection with the Royal Dutch Mint open house:
Finally, we were greeted by the smiling faces of Martin Peeters, Frans Dubois, Eelco Soeteman and Jean Verleg of the World Bi-Metallic Collectors Club, the now-famous organization founded in 1996 , which lives entirely from Internet activities. They currently have about 305 members all over the world, from Australia to China to North America.
On page 38 is a photograph picturing you smart 3 gentlemen.

4. Bi-metallic Rod Sell, Australia

In the New Images section WBCC members can see some of the Bi-metallic Canning Mints Zodiac Medals and leather Bi-metallic keyrings with Zodiac medal. These are available to members at US$7.50 for the medal and US$15.00 for the keyring. If you want a set of both the prcie is US$21.00 Please email me Rod Sell with the Star sign you require.

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

In 1993, Russia issued a series of 50 Rouble Bi-metallic coins featuring various animals, birds and a reptile. The reptile can walk easily on an upright pane of glass. The tip of each toe has a pad that enables it to cling to surfaces which appear smooth. They are named for the loud call that many kinds make. What is the common name for this lizard?
a. Gecko
b. Mahi Mahi
c. Kazarka.
d. Howler
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 #362. In 1997, 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?
a. Porpoise.
b. Seal.
c. Kazarka.
d. Bear.
Answer to Question #362. Answer "b", Seal, or Sea Lion as many have corrected me.
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #361: 100% correct, 17 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 (#362) will be France 10 Fr 1990 & 20 Franc 1992. 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 Australia $5 Sundra Straits (WBCC Newsmail #361) is Jim Snider (WBCC member #148).

7. WBCC Auction Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

You still have 6 days to enter your lots in Auction 58. The lots listed so far can be seen at.Auction 58. Please email your Bids to me now: Rod Sell. Auction 58 will also close 12 hours earlier. This is early Saturday morning for USA WBCC members and mid day for those in Europe.

8. My Bi-metallic Alexei Malykh, Russia

This is Bi-metallic coins collector from Moscow (Russia), Alexei Malykh. This week I finished to build up basic version of my web site related to Bi-metallic coins. (Worldwide Bi-Metallic Coins Shop) Alexei Malykh, Russia, WBCC member #299, Alexei Malykh 129301, Moscow B. Galyshkina 18, 327 Russia

"See you" at the ANA in Baltimore,
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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