Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #380


WBCC Newsmail 380, Volume 8, November 22, 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. Bi-metallic error from Andorra.. by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain

If you take a look into the WBCC New Images section, you can see an image of the one Euro test from Andorra, the die was broken and made a line in the number one. In the last coinshow in the city of Valencia I have seen the normal coin and several set with this mistake.

2. Bi-metallic 50 Euro from Kari Hurskainen, Finland

If you take a look into the Finland Webpages, You can see a picture of the Finlands first gold/silver 50 EURO. Price is 285 Euro.

3. Bi-metallic 10 Francs from Swiss.. by Hans Bucek, Switzerland

The Huguenin site you have listed under Mint addresses does not work any longer. The new address. For the forthcoming issue of the SCWC I was given the mintage figures of the cantonal issues and for those interested in it, I type down the mintage figures for the Bi-metallic 10 Francs only. (Coins were alsominted as non-bimetallic in silver and gold).
* L'Alexis, Canton Neuchatel 1998: 40'000 unc, 6'000 proof
* Scudo, Canton Ticino 1998: 35'000 unc, 5'433 proof
* Farinet, Canton Valais 1999: 100'000 unc. 10'000 proof
* Sablier, Canton Geneva 2000: 70'500 unc, 10'000 proof (which includes the error issue for both unc and proof)
* Promo, City of Le Locle, Neuchatel 2000: 2'500 unc only
* Doppelstaebler, Canton of the both Basel: 2001: 50'000 unc, 5'000 proof
* Gilles, Canton Vaudt 2003: 100'000 unc, 10'000 proof
* 100 Batzen 1653 Farmers war/Emmental region 2003: 40'000 unc, 4'000 proof
I have spoken to Huguenin regarding forthcoming issues but nothing in project so far.

4. Bi-metallic 500 Pesos 2003 from Francisco Jovel, Argentina

Here is the new Colombian 2003 dated 500 Peso coin...Someone might be interested.

5. Bi-metallic 10 Shequalim 2003 from Martin Peeters, Netherlands

According a folder of The Israel Bank the issue a 2003 Bi-metallic Shequalim in 2 Hannukka sets. In a Mint Presentation Folder and in a Plastic case. The sets commemorates 'Iraqi Jewery'.

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

San Marino issued a 1000 Lire Bi-metallic coin in 1997. Which animal was incorporated into the design of this coin?
a. Eagle.
b. Lion.
c. Horse.
d. Bovine
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 #379.
Three countries have issued a Bi-metallic coin for circulation that included a palm tree in the design. Which is the only country to issue such a coin in 1998?
a. Saudi Arabia.
b. Iran.
c. Syria.
d. Jordan.
Answer to Question #379 is "a"; Saudi Arabia. Summary of Quiz Game Question #378: 15 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 (#380) will be a Bi-metallic 100 Sucres of Ecuador. 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 Portugal 200 Escudos (WBCC Newsmail #378) 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 is:
: * Andorra Pattern 1 Euro with die crack through the 1.

9. WBCC Auction 62 accepting Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

You still have 2 weeks to list your lots for Auction 62. The lots listed can be seen at: Auction 62. Please email any lots you wish to list, now to: Rod Sell.

"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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