WBCC Newsmail 389,
Volume 9, January 24, 2004
Composed with help from
members of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC),
and weekly published by: Martin
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. Please notice that next weeks WBCC Newsmail
will be composed by Jack Hepler (USA), WBCC Developement Centre. So if you
have news about Bi- and Tri-metallics for next weeks WBCC Newsmail, please
send your news to: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. New WBCC members.....by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have 3 WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: David Lloyd (WBCC member #320), USA
Profession: Director of Shipping with Pro Tech Communications, Inc.
Hobby: Rare U.S. Coins and Stamps, Rare World Coins (Euros, all Bi-metallic
& Tri-metallic, Russian/Soviet coins & pre-1900 gold, Greek
coins.), antique bottles
Goal: Continue building an awesome coin collection as an investment and for
the pure pleasure of their beauty and history.
Against: Greed, price gouging, dishonesty
How did I know about the WBCC: made contact with someone on e-Bay who told
me about it.
Name: Hasse Wiersma (WBCC member #321), Netherlands
Hobby: European Coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallicsm Bi- and/or Tri-metallic
especially Ecu and Euro coins, euro coins in general and old dutch coins
Goal: To be amongst the biggest coin dealers on the internet providing collectors
coins for a reasonable price.
How did I know about the WBCC: WBCC member Frans Dubois told me
Name: Andres Collazos (WBCC member #322), Colombia
Profession: Electrical Engineer
Hobby: World coins and tokens including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: Increment my actual bimetallic collection and obtain some tri-metallic
(I do not have any)
How did I know about the WBCC: www.joelscoins.com
2. World Money Fair Basel Pre-report (3) ... by Martin Peeters,
WBCC Focal Point
This is the third last Pre-report of my attending to the World Money Fair
in Basel next week. The following National Mints or Banks will be present
at the Basel show:
British Royal Mint – Bulgarian Mint – Casa de Moneda de Mexiko – Central
Bank and Mint of the DPR of Korea - Central Bank of the Russian Federation
– China Mint – Città del Vaticano – Czech Mint – Hungarian Mint –
Italian State Mint – Japanese Mint – Kazakstan Mint – Latvia Mint –- Lithuanian
Mint– Malaysian Mint - Mint of Finland – Ministry of Finance of Luxembourg
– Monnaie de Paris – Münze Oesterreich – National Bank of Ukraine –
New Zealand Mint – Polish State Mint – Portuguese State Mint – Prinzipality
of Andorra – Royal Australian Mint – Royal Mint of Belgium – Royal Canadian
Mint - Royal Dutch Mint – Royal Spanish Mint – South African Mint – Swiss
Mint – Staatliche Münze Berlin – Staatliche Münze Hamburg – Staatliche
Münze Karlsruhe – Staatliche Münze München – Staatliche Münze
Stuttgart – St. Petersburg Mint - The Perth Mint – The State Mint of Romania
– Turkish State Mint – United States Mint.
The Guest of Honors this year are Guests of honour Germany:
* Bayerisches Hauptmünzamt
* Staatliche Münze Berlin
* Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg
* Hamburgische Münze
* Bundesministerium der Finanzen
Pre WMF News:
* The Benelux states will issue a Benelux Euro set with the 3 country 2004
Euros, including the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euros 2004 of each state.
* Germany will issue a 2004 Euro set (including the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro)
special made for this event (World Money Fair). max 1000 sets.
* Austria will issue the Bi-metallic 25 Euro, with Noblium metal in the centre.
Price 37.50 Euro
If you take a look at: http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/aussteller_engl.html
you can find a list of all attendees.
The WBCC will present at the WMF by the following WBCC members and they will
be at the WBCC booth 540: Frans Dubois and Eeelco Soeteman (both from the
Netherlands), Hans Bucek (Switzeland), Cliff Anderson (USA), Massimiliano
Aiello (Italy), Wolfgang Schuster (Austria) and Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal
Point. We all invite other WBCC members who visit the WMF also to visit the
WBCC booth and you will receive a nice present, see you at our booth !!
3. Bi-metallic 2 Euro from Luxemburg..by Rob Kooy, Netherlands
Luxembourg, after Greece, will be the second country to issue a commemorative
Bi-metallic 2 euro coin in 2004. No picture is available yet, but the national
side will show the monogram of Grandduke Henry. The issue commemorates the
150th anniversary of Luxemburg national coinage.
4. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro from Padania..by Jose Luis Ramirez
I send to you the last coin that I have bought Bi-metallic 1 and
2 Euro 2003 Padania (La Padania is the name of the north of Italy). The Euro
test coin are issued by "Associazione Collezionisci Padani" and minted by
International Mint. The coins are made with bronze an cupronickel. The one
Euro coin has a diameter of 28,5 mm and 10 gramms of weight. The two Euro
coin have a diameter of 26,0 mm and 8 gramms of weight
Set #170 of 500 (maybe this number is the maximum issued sets) These data
are taken from the little folder that have the coins
5. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #389...by Jack Hepler, USA
The International Rice Research Institute awarded a prize to the
world leader of rice exports. In 1996, what country issued a Bi-metallic
coin to commemorated this event?
c. South Korea.
Please send your answer to me: mailto:email@example.com
Note: The image of this coin may be seen on the WBCC Website
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #388.
The Eagle is has been a favorite image on coins of many countries. Several
designs include a two-headed eagle. All of the following countries have an
eagle in their design but which country has the two-headed eagle?
Answer to Question #388 is "b"; Russia.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #387: 10 players.
6. 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 (#389) will be a Russian 10 Roubles (2003 Dorogobush).
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 1 Lev of
Bulgaria (WBCC Newsmail #387) is Oded Paz (WBCC member #305).
7. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images....by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
New listed are:
* West Africa States 2003 200 & 500 FCFA
* Canada 2004 $2
* Poland 1 Euro and 2 Euro fantasy Patterns
* Switzerland 10 Franc Matterhorn
* GB 2004 2 Pound.Burkina Faso and Togo 2003, 6000 Francs
8. WBCC Auction 64 accepting lots...by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I am accepting lots for Auction 64. You have just 2 weeks to list your lots.
The lots listed can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction64.html
Please email your lots to me at Rod.Sell@elderwyn.com
"See you" in 2 weeks time,
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
WBCC Webmaster & Auction Provider, Rod Sell, Australia.
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois,
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker,
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler,
WBCC ANA Focal Point: Ray Lockwood,
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters,
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.