Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #369


WBCC Newsmail 369, Volume 8, September 6, 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. My new E-mail Martin Peeters, Netherlands

Please notice my new E-mail address, Martin Peeters (WBCC member #1): (no longer available online)
Please notice the capital lettering.

2. My new E-mail Ken Brown, Canada

Please notice my new E-mail address, Ken Brown (WBCC member #53): (no longer available online)

3. Tri-metallic 2003 from Gibraltar Frans Woons, Canada

To commemorate this Century of Flight, the Gibraltar Government has approved the release of an outstanding Tri-metallic coin which features the military history of aviation over the last 100 years and wherever possible depicts aircraft that have seen service in Gibraltar. This superb Tri-metallic crown comprises three rings: one of platinum, one of gold and one of silver with each metal showing aircraft of a particular time in aviation history. The outer ring, which is silver, bears aircraft of the World War I period. The middle ring, which is gold, features the aircraft of the World War II period and the centre ring, which is made of platinum, brings us to the present day and illustrates the Stealth Bomber which is capable of delivery of both conventional and nuclear munitions and is able to penetrate the enemy's most sophisticated defences. This truly wonderful Tri-metallic coin has an issue limit of just 999!
A picture can be seen in the WBCC New Releases.

4. Bi-metallics in Martin Peeters, Netherlands

The following intersting Bi-metallics I saw in Ebay:
* Ebay Bi-Metal Coin - Canada -- RARE NR
* 5 Euro Test Probe Bimetall aus Münster

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

The llama is an animal appearing on Bi-metallic coins of two South American countries. The llama is a very useful pack animal but also very stubborn. If it feels its pack is too heavy, or if it thinks it has worked hard enough, it will lie down, with its front legs under it, and refuse to move. When the llama is angry or under attack, it spits bad-smelling saliva into its enemy's face. Which country introduced a Bi-metallic coin in 1994 with the picture of a llama?
a. Argentina
b. Brazil
c. Chile
d. Peru
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 #368.
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 Answer to Question #368 is "b"; Austria
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #367: 8 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 (#369) 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 Coin (WBCC Newsmail #367) is Jose Luis Ramirez (WBCC member #118).

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

The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:New Releases
New listed are:
* Gibraltar Tri-metallic to commemorate the Centenary of Flight Great Britian Model Halfpenny Varieties
* Model Halfpenny. Brass centre reverse rotated 180 degrees
* Model Halfpenny. Brass centre reverse not rotated. The centre may have been silvered
* Model Halfpenny. Silver centre stops after V. R. Small V and repaired R
* Model Halfpenny. Silver centre V.R. the R is close to the neck
* Model Halfpenny. Silver centre no stops after V and R
* Portugal 2003 1 Euro

8. WBCC Auction Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

WBCC Auction 59 is now opened. The 121 interesting lots 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 bids 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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