Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #368


WBCC Newsmail 368, Volume 8, August 30, 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. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 euro's Frans Dubois, Netherlands

After the article in WBCC Newsmail #367 about the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2003 I received the following reactions:
* From Rob Kooy, Eurospecialist from the Netherlands:
2 Euro 2003 A is circulating.
2 Euro 2003 G is circulating.
1 Euro 2003 is circulating.
According to information obtained from the Government of Monaco 1 and 2 Euro dated 2003 are being put into ciculation as from the beginning of August
Numbers struck:
1 Euro 2003: 135.000
2 Euro 2003: 228.000
So far no such Bi-metallic Euros have been reported circulating. It is still uncertain whether a Monaco BU-set 2003 will appear. There is a disagreement between the Government of Monaco and Monnaie de Paris concerning the division of the profits forthcoming from the sale of these sets.

* From Gerhard Schön, author of Euro Münzkatalog (Schön): If you look into the 3rd edition of Euro Münzkatalog (Schön), pp. 31-32, you will find that Germany plans to mint 1 euro coins dated 2003 A and J for circulation (D, F, G only for the sets), and that all four mints plan to mint 2 Euro coins for circulation.

2. Bi-metallic 10 bath 2003 Frans Dubois, Netherlands

Thailand issued his regular 10 bath 2003 for circulation recently. After all comm. Bi-metallic 10 bath coins of Thailand the regular 10 bath seems to be "forgotten" but from 1988 Thailand issues also this regular circulation coin, special for "date-collectors".

3. Bi-metallic 5 Rouble off Massimiliano Aiello, Italy

If you take a llok into the New Images you will find a picture of a Russia 5 Rouble 1991 off centre.

4. Bi-metallics in Paul Baker, UK

The following Bi-metallics I saw in Ebay:
Auction 1
Auction 2
Auction 3
Auction 4

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

The Edelweiss is a flower that grows in mountainous regions of Europe, Asia and South America. It goes by the botanical name of Compositae of the genus Leontopodium and species, L. alpinum. This flower is featured on the Bi-metallic coin of which country?
a. Argentina
b. Austria
c. Australia
d. Andorra
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 #367. In 1999, the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA began a series of Bi-metallic tokens. The 1999 version shows a picture of the city skyline. In 2000, the token honored Queen Charlotte. Other featured designs include a trolley, sister city of Arequipa, Mexico and the 1774 Hezekiah Alexander home. How are these tokens intended to be used?
a. Parking
b. Car Wash
c. Taxes
d. Highway Toll
Answer to Question #367 is "a"; Parking
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #366: 9 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 (#368) will be a Bi-metallic coin. 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 Ben Gurion Airport Token (WBCC Newsmail #366) is Javier Oraindi (WBCC member #280).

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

The new Bi and Tri-metallic image shown at: New Images. Newly listed are:
* Russia 1991 Goat 5 Rouble error
* Isle of Man 4kg silver 130 crowns with inlay
* Canada 2002 error $2
* Canada 2003 $2
* Ray Lockwood, Martin Peeters and Ron La Spisa
* GB Golden Jubilee Medal
* Elongated bi-metallics

8. WBCC Auction Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

You have just 6 days to list your lots for WBCC Auction 59 which will start on the 6th September. The items listed can be seen at: Auction 59. Please note this Auction will close at 11.30 PM Sydney time on Sunday 14th September. This is early Sunday morning in the USA and mid afternoon in Europe.
Please send your lots as soon as possible to: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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