Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #364


WBCC Newsmail 364, Volume 8, August 2, 2003
Composed with help from members of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC),
and and this week published by Jack Hepler (WBCC Development Center), USA, and send by Cliff Anderson (WBCC Public Relations), USA.


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 Newsmail #364, #365 and Jack Hepler, WBCC Development Center

Martin is at this moment at the ANA in Baltimore. After that he will make a trip through Mexico and will return home on August 20th. This means I will be composing WBCC Newsmail #364, #365 and #366 and Cliff Anderson will send it out to both WBCC and non-WBCC members .

2. WBCC at the ANA Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

The WBCC will be represented at the ANA, Baltimore from August 1 till August 3. The WBCC has its own booth at the ANA, Booth #150, we are looking forward to meeting you there.

3. Counterfeit Bi-metallic 10 Meir Sapir

How to identify a fake 10 NIS.
a. Since I possess only one piece it may be that the marks I mention are unique to the piece I have. Since the press that made the coin is not accurate (so it appears) it may be that other fake coins will have similar marks.
b. Obverse: It looks like the press was off center therefore the half circle of beads on the right side of the palm tree is very close to the outer ring at the top but is far from the ring at the bottom. This also applies to the script on the right side and the vertical long and short line at the left side of the palm tree. The area between the palm tree and the beads is not perfectly smooth in the fake coin, they have lines (long marks).
c. Reverse: The main characteristic is that the two Hebrew words, under the numerals, are erased except the 2 right most letters. Also the vertical long and short lines on the right side link together with the outer ring.

4. Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Cliff Anderson

In the new images this week is a commemorative medallion for the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial. This piece is bimetallic or "cameo", in the sense that both the obverse and reverse images are gold plated.

It apparently can only be found at the New Orleans exhibit "Jefferson's America & Napoleon's France: An Exhibition for the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial". This exhibit will close on August 31, 2003.

It is side by side with the Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904 souvenir piece, which shows that the St. Louis 1904 medal was used as the source or model for both obverse and reverse images of the new medallion. The 1904 piece is listed as item 304 in Hibler and Kappen's So-Called Dollars.

The 1904 exhibition became known as the St. Louis World's Fair ("Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis / Meet Me at the Fair"). That 1904 event is also described Here. The 2003 piece was produced by the Northwest Territorial Mint, P. O. Box 2148, Auburn, WA 98071-2148. See their website.

The New Orleans exhibit is well covered and detailed in its website.

5. Encasement Rod Sell

Dear Members,

You may not be aware that we have a new project, to encase 1 coin from every country in the World. This project will take a long time to complete and it will emphasise the W in WBCC.

The coins and countries encased to the present date can be seen HERE.

I need your help to complete this project. Can you assist me with 15 to 20 coins of your country. The coins I need are between the 1 euro to 2 euro in size, silver in colour, in UNC or AU condition and all of the same year.

If you can help, please email me: Rod Sell. I will be happy to pay for the postage and value of the coins.

The countries I have coins from so far are Euro countries; I need pre euro coins.
Czech Republic
Hong Kong

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

The Bi-metallic Sega Game Token is shown in the WBCC new image page. It is from a theme park known as Joyopolus. This theme park is in:
a) Hong Kong
b) Taipei
c) Tokyo
d) Seoul

> This question was suggested by Rod Sell. 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 #363.
In 1993, Russia issued a series of 50 Rouble Bimetallic 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

Answer to Question #363. Answer "a", Gecko

Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #362: 13 players.

7. WBCC Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

The special prize to be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week (#364) will be a Bi-metallic Sega Game Token. 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 Bulgaria 1 Lev (WBCC Newsmail #362) is Jim Snider (WBCC member #148). That's right, he won the drawing two weeks in a row.

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

The new Bi and Tri-metallic image shown at: New Images. Newly listed are:
USA Lousiana Purchase Medal.
Fake Israeli 10 Shekel.
WBCC Encased 2002 Bulgaria 1 lev.
WBCC Encased 2002 Czech Republic 5 Korun.
WBCC Encased 1974 Indonesia 50 Rupiah.
WBCC Encased 2002 Israel 10 Agorot.
WBCC Encased 1992 Kiribati 2 Cent.
WBCC Encased 2001 Spain 100 Peseta.

9. WBCC Bi-metallic Auction Rod Sell

Dear Members,

Auction 58 is now opened.

The 88 very interesting lots listed can be seen at: Auction 58. Please email your Bids to me now: Rod Sell.

Please note Auction 58 will also close 12 hours earlier than before. This is early Saturday morning for USA members and mid day Saturday for those in Europe and 11.30 PM in Sydney.

"See you" at the ANA in Baltimore,
Jack Hepler, (WBCC Development Center), USA.
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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