Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #378


WBCC Newsmail 378, Volume 8, November 8, 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: Richard van Velden (WBCC member 311), Netherlands
E-mail: (No LOnger Provided Online)
Age: 32
Profession: I have a nursery with red bellpeppers(paprika)
Hobby: Euro coins in BU sets,error euro coins Italian pre-euro coins(most of these coins are very nice bi-metallic), and old Dutch coins
Goal: To get a collection that indicates which coins where used in a certain period of time.
Against: People who make changes to a coin and sell them like error coins.
How did I know about the WBCC: I met Frans Dubois on a little coin fair in Gouda.

2. My new E-mail Kevin Leung, Hongkong

Please notice my new E-mail address, Kevin Leung (Kei-Wah Leung) (WBCC member #170): (No Longer Provided Online).

3. Bi-metallic medal in Dutch Frans Dubois, Netherlands

From the Dutch Mint I received the news about a special Christmas-set with all Dutch 2003 Euros and a special Bi-metalic medal in the set. It is the second Christmas-set in a series but this time there is a Bi-metallic medal in it. Last year it was a silver medal. Limited number of the set is 1000 sets. So this set will have 3 Bi-metallics in it. The Bi-metallic medal and the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro 2003. Issue will be somewhere in December.

4. Coin Show in Martin Peeters, Netherlands

On November 11th as every year there is a big International Coin Show in the Belgium City Tienen. Many European dealers from several countries wil have a booth. Maybe I will meet you there.

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

Which country featured a toy bird in the Bi-metallic design?
a. Argentina.
b. Brazil.
c. China.
d. Portugal.
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 #377.
Crane-sized, ibis-like, man-eating creatures with brass beaks, wings, and claws, 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.
Answer to Question #377 is "c"; Greece.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #376: 10 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 (#378) 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 French 10 Francs (WBCC Newsmail #376) 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. New listed are:
* 60th Birthday bi-metallic medal with encased 1943 shilling
* Brazil R1.00 has a letter P near the date 1998 (right) on the reverse.

8. WBCC Auction 61 almost Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

By the time you read this, WBCC Auction 61 will be in it's last half day. 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. Email your bids to me: Rod Sell.
I am also now accepting lots for Auction 62 starting on the 6th December The lots listed so far can be seen at: Auction 62.

9. My Bi-metallic Ivan Florin, Belgium

If you come and meet me in Tienen Coin Show (Belgium) For Tienen 11-11-2003 my offer is:
* Burkina Faso 6.000 CFA 2003 "Rhoceros & bird" Bi-metallic, First commemnorative in Burkina Faso, normal price: 65 Euro/pc, 1 pc in Tienen 55 Euro
* Togo 6.000 CFA 2003 "Elephant" Bi-metallic, price: 50 Euro/pc, 1 pc in Tienen 40 Euro
* Togo 6.000 CFA 2003 "Frau Guin" Bi-metallic, normal price: 65 Euro/pc, 1 pc in Tienen 55 Euro
All 2 animals Bi-metallic commemoratives 1)-2) + Nude African Girl 8): 3 pcs = normal price180 Euro in Tienen 130 Euro
* Togo 6.000 CFA 2003 "President Gnassingbe Eyadema" Bi-metallic, normal price 65 Euro/pc in Tienen 55 Euro
* Cote d-Ivoir 6.000 CFA 2003 "President Laurent Gbagbo" Bi-metallic, normal price 65 Euro/pc in Tienen 55 Euro
* P3) Benin 6.000 CFA 2003 "President Mathieu Kerekou" Bi-metallic, normal price 65 Euro/pc in Tienen 55 Euro
* P4) Niger 6.000 CFA 2003 "President Mammadou Tandja" Bi-metallic, normal price 65 Euro/pc in Tienen 55 Euro
* P5) Cameroon 6.000 CFA 2003 "President Paul Biya" Bi-metallic, normal price 65 Euro/pc in Tienen 55 Euro
5 pcs set normal price 325 Euro, in Tienen 250 Euro
My table is on raw 5 B (on the bar side but at the end of the hall close to the English dealers)
Ivan Florin or Mia Scris
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"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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