Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #377


WBCC Newsmail 377, Volume 8, November 1, 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 2 WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:

Name: Kazem Aghapour (WBCC member #309), Iran
E-mail: (No Longer Provided Online)
Age: 30
Profession: Reporter
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics

--Remark WBCC Focal Point: Kazem is the first WBCC member from Iran.

James Browning (WBCC member #310), USA
E-mail: (No Longer Provided Online)
Age: 46
Profession: Construction Company Owner
Hooby: Collecting Bi & Tri Metal Coins
How did I know about the WBCC: Found out about your club searching on line

2. Bi-metallic from Martin Peeters, Netherlands

The new WBCC member Kazem Aghapour reported me that Iran will isue a new Bi-metallic in december 2003, a 500 Rials. He also reported that the Bi-metallic 250 Rials also will be issued in 2003. Unfortunally no picture available of the Bi-metallic 500 Rials 2003.

3. Bi-metallic pattern from Massimiliano Aiello, Italy

I have found and I have in my hands the Brasilian Bi-metallic 1 Real 1998 pattern coin. It is not listed in TWOB catalog. The new family of Brasilian coins dated 1998 was issued to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Discovery of Brasil.

Brasilian Mint (Casa da Moeda do Brasil) strucked first the six coins (from 0,01 to 1,00 Real) in Pattern Set. The Bi-metallic R$ 1.00 has a letter P (as Pattern or Prova) near the date 1998 (right) on the reverse. The coin is like the KM 652, but in pattern version.

This is the description:
Denomination:R$ 1.00
Diameter: 27 mm
Material: Cuproniquel/Alpaca
Weight: 7,84 g
Thickness:1,95 mm
The Effigy of Republic. On the right of the silver-colored inner disk and continuing onto the gold-colored outer disk. The gold-colored ring, reference to Brasil's ethnic roots, pottery of the indigenous MarajÚ people, as well as carrying the inscription "Brasil".
The golden ring carries the repetition of the indigenous design. On the inner disk there is a sphere overlaid with a banner which, along with the Southern Cross constellation, alludes to the National Flag, followed by "Real" and the date "1998". Created and modelled by Gloria Dias, Luciano Araujo, Katia Dias and Alzira Duim. You can see a picture of the Bi-metallic in the WBCC New Images section.

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

A crane-sized, ibis-like, man-eating creatures with brass beaks, wings, and claws, is said to have colonized the Stymphalian marsh. The sixth of the 12 great labors assigned to the mythological hero Heracles (Hercules in Roman myth) was to drive these birds away. The Stymphalian birds have always been considered to be purely imaginary.
But in 1987 Swiss ornithologist Michael Desfayes suggested that they may actually have been based upon a real (and harmless) bird, the bald ibis, now restricted in Europe to a single locality in Turkey. Where was the Marsh of Stymphalos?
a. Armenia.
b. Italy.
c. Greece.
d. Turkey.
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 #376. The kola tree grows about 12 meters (40 feet) high, has yellow flowers, spotted with purple; leaves 15-20 cm (6-8 inches) long, pointed at both ends. The seeds are extensively used as a condiment by the natives of Western and Central tropical Africa, also by the blacks of the West Indies and Brazil, who introduced the trees to these countries. The nut pod from the kola tree is featured on a circulating bi-metallic coin of Colombia. On the coin is the inscription, Arbol de Guacari. Arbol is the Spanish word for tree. What is Guacari?
a. Town in the Cauca valley.
b. The Spanish word for Kola.
c. Aboriginal word for pleasure.
d. A drink made from the kola fruit.
Answer to Question #376 is "a"; Town in the Cauca valley.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #375: 15 players.

5. WBCC Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

The special prize to be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week (#377) will be a Bi-metallic 5 Dollars from Zimbabwe. 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 2 Dollars from Canada (WBCC Newsmail #375) is John Beckman (WBCC member #134). Correction: The winner of the Bi-metallic 500 Riels from Cambodia (WBCC Newsmail #374) was Claudio Revello (WBCC member #207)

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

The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at: New Images. New listed are:
* WBCC members at the coin fair in Haren
* Thailand 10 Baht 2003 APEC
* The first Mexican 100 Peso, representing Zacatecas State, with gold and silver centred coins

7. WBCC Auction 61 is open Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

Auction 61 is now opened. The 112 interesting lots listed can be seen at Auction 61. Please note this Auction will close at 11.30 PM Sydney time on Saturday 8th November. This is early Saturday morning in the USA and mid afternoon in Europe. Please email your bids to me: 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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