Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #373


WBCC Newsmail 373, Volume 8, October 4, 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: Andres Yepes Perez (WBCC member #307)
Country: Colombia
E-mail: (No Longer Provided Online)
Age: 30
Profession: Doctor
Hobby: World coins and tokens including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: Excellent collector
How did I know about the WBCC: Links numismatic internet

2. Bi-metallic from Barent Springsted, Thailand

You can see a scan of a new Thailand Bi-metallic coin in the:New Images section. Issued date: September 20, 2003
Face Value: 10 Baht
Purpose: 150th Birth Anniversary of King Rama V

3. Bi-metallic from Michael Ayrapetov, USA

On September 19, 2003 National Bank of Ukraine issued new Bimetallic 5 Hryvnias coin "150 Years of the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine".The are no image of coin in Website of Bank, only text (English Version - in English language). The URL is: a picture can be seen in: New Images.

4. Bi-metallic token in new Dutch Frans Dubois, Netherlands

One of the most well known coindealers in the Netherlands is Theo Peters in Amsterdam. This year, September 14, was the 25th anniversary of his shop in Amsterdam and to celebrate this special fact Theo Peeters issued a special Euro Mint set with a Bi-metallic token. The set is not for sale but each customer who spends 250 euro or more receives the set for free as a special gift. Mintage of the set is 1000 sets.

5. Bi-metallic Olympic 2 Euro Coin Given Paul Baker, UK

Some news I came across via the newsgroup rec.collecting.coins: The EC has given the go-ahead for minting of commemorative 2 Euro coins. Until now commemoratives have not been allowed in any of the denominations of Euro coins that are used for circulation coinage. But apparently the European Commission has decided that the Greek government can mint a commemorative 2 Euro coin to boost the funding for the Olympic Games by 100 million euros (equating to 50 million pieces). I wonder how long it would have taken for this relaxation of these rules to come about, had the EC not decided to sympathise with the Greek government over this issue. Details were given that the coins will be legal tender throughout the Eurozone from the start of January 2004 - so this will obviously be a bi-metallic type. I wonder which country will be next to issue such a 2 Euro circulating commemorative coin. A new report on this subject can currently be read at: REPORT. Of course - no image or design details of the future Greek/Eurozone coin.

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

The crest or shield of Chile features an endangered species of gazelle or deer that is native to Chile and Argentina. This animal has the biological name of Hippocamelus Bisulcus. What is the common name for this animal found in the design of the Bi-metallic Chilean 100 Pesos?
a. Andean Camel.
b. Alpaca.
c. Mountain Bison.
d. Huemul.
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 #372.
A palm tree is incorporated in the design of the 10 Shekel Bi-metallic coin of Israel. It has been reported to me that the tree has the biological name of Arecaceae Phoenix. Of the many trees in the Palm family, which is this?
a. Date Palm
b. Coconut Palm
c. Oil Palm.
d. Royal Palm
Answer to Question #372 is "a"; Date Palm.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #371: 12 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 (#373) will be a Bi-metallic 100 Pesos from Chile. 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 Thailand 10 Baht (WBCC Newsmail #371) is Oded Paz (WBCC member #305).

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

The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at: New Images. New listed are:
* Ukraine 5 Hryvnia 2003 "150th of the Central State Historical Archives"
* Malta 1 Euro trial
* Malta 2 Euro trial
* Thailand 150th Birth Anniversary of King Rama V.
* Brazil, Ribeiro Sugar Plantation 500 reis token
* Brazil, 500 Reis Tokens from Tiuma and Ribeiro Sugar Plantations
* Qatar 1 Riyal Pattern

9. WBCC Auction 60 open Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

WBCC Auction 60 is now opened. The 83 interesting lots listed can be seen at. Auction 60. Please note this Auction will close at 11.30 PM Sydney time on Saturday 11th October. This is early Saturday morning in the USA and mid afternoon in Europe. Please email your bid to me: Rod Sell.

10. My Bi-metallic Joel Anderson, USA

Please find below my offer of Bi-metallics:
* 1 Peso KM112.3 1995B spelling error $7
* 200 Litas 2003 King Mindaugas gold/silver, proof, 350.00
* 500 Lire Y182 1984 Unc Peace year $ 6.00
* 500 Lire Y190 1985 Unc.St.Peter in boat $ 6.00
* 500 Lire Y197 1986 Unc. Mary & Jesus $ 6.50
* 500 Lire Y204 1987 Unc. Crucified Jesus $6.00
* 500 Lire Y211 1988 Unc. Holy Trinity $ 5.50
* 500 Lire Y218 1989 Unc. Grapevine $ 5.50
* 500 Lire Y225 1990 Unc. Jesus $ 6.00
* 500 Lire Y233 1991 Unc. Missionaries $ 5.00
Set: All 8 of the above bimetal 500L. Unc.$ 40
Joel Anderson
Po Box 3016
Merced, CA 95344
Phone/Fax (209) 722-5426,

11. My new Bi-metallic Fred de Schrevel, Netherlands

Now I may announce my updated website to you. About 800 new coins you can find at this site. I hope you will enjoy searching in the list(s). It at: My Website with a special Bi-metallic section.

"See you" next week"
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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