Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #384


WBCC Newsmail 384, Volume 8, December 20, 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: Francisco Josť Pascual (WBCC member 314), Spain
E-mail: (No Longer Provide Online)
Age: 20
Profession: Student
Hobby: World Bi-Metallic and Tri-metallic coins, recent issues of circulating coins and polymer banknotes .
Goal: Obtain the coins that I need and help the others to obtain hers. Against: My short time and my limited economy.
How did I know about the WBCC: About trhee months ago in a web of Bi-metallic coins in spanish.

2. Bi-metallic from Francisco Pascual, Spain

Here's a web about a Bi-metallic coin of 10 pesos of Uruguay: HERE. And there is the picture: HERE. The coin is of the 2000, and still don't exit to circulation.

3. Tri-metallic medal from Francisco Jovel, Chile

If you take a look into the WBCC New Images Section there is an image for the new Tri-metallic medal for the chilean numismatic association. It is very rare as only 60 of them were minted.

4. Bi-metallic from Vatican City... by Jose Ramirez, Spain

If you take a look into the WBCC New Images Section there are images of Vatican City and and two Euro piedfort coins. The reverse of the coins only show the number one and the word PROBE. The obverse shows the head of the pope and the words: ESSAI-TRIAL-PROVA, the three words have the same meaning. The coins are piedforts and surely not official Euros. Who knows who did strike them?

5. Bi-metallic Medal from Poland.. Stanisaw Buawski, Poland

Poland issued a Bi-metallic medal commemorate the XII Final of The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. You can see a picture of it in: New Images.

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

Latvia issued a Bi-metallic 2 Lati in 1999. On one side is the national crest showing images of a lion and a griffin. The reverse side also includes an animal in the design. Which animal is featured on the Bi-metallic Latvian 2 Lati reverse?
a. Cow.
b. Horse.
c. Sheep.
d. Lion.
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 #383.
A member of the horse family, found in eastern Africa is the Zebra. There are six species of Zebras, some of which have been hunted to near extinction. This beautiful animal lives is groups and is very afraid if separated from the herd. It has been reported that zebras have died of fright when left alone for an extended time. Which country features a zebra in its crest and on its Bi-metallic coins?
a. Algeria.
b. Botswana.
c. Ghana.
d. Zimbabwe.
Answer to Question #383 is "b"; Botswana.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #382: 17 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 (#383) will be a Bi-metallic 1994A Peso of Argentina. 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 $5 of Zimbabwe(WBCC Newsmail #382) is Michael Ayrapetov (WBCC member #8).

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

The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at: New Images. New listed are:
* Chile Numismatic Society 2003 medal
* Mexico 100 Pesos of Vera Cruz and Yucatan
* GB 2 Pounds of 2004 for the 200th Anniversary of Locomotion
* Vatican unofficial Euro set bi-metallic 1 & 2 Euros
* Scotland unofficial Euro set bi-metallic 1 & 2 Euros

9. WBCC Auction 63 accepting Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

I am accepting lots for Auction 63 which starts on the 3rd January 2004. The lots listed can be seen at: Auction 63. Please email your bids to me: 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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