|Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club|
WBCC Newsmail 373, Volume 8, October 4, 2003
Composed with help from members of the
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 members.....by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
2. Bi-metallic from Thailand..by 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
3. Bi-metallic from Ukraine..by 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 set...by 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 Go-ahead..by 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 #373...by 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?
7. WBCC Quiz Game Prize...by 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 images....by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at: New Images. New listed are:
9. WBCC Auction 60 open now...by 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 offer...by Joel Anderson, USA
Please find below my offer of Bi-metallics:
11. My new Bi-metallic webpage..by 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"