Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #389


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 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. 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:
1. New WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have 3 WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: David Lloyd (WBCC member #320), USA
Age: 63
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
Age: 23
Profession: student/coindealer/webdesigner
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
Age: 37
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:
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
* Bundeswertpapierverwaltung

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: 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 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 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 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?
a. China.
b. Russia.
c. South Korea.
d. Thailand.
Please send your answer to me:
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?
a. Poland.
b. Russia.
c. Syria.
d. USA.
Answer to Question #388 is "b"; Russia.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #387: 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 (#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 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 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:
Please email your lots to me at

"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 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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