Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #394

 

WBCC Newsmail 394, Volume 9, February 28, 2004
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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

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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 member.....by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC members. Let me introduce him to you:
 
Name: Kelly Finnegan (WBCC member #329), USA
Age: 42
Profession: Chemist
Hobby:  World coins and tokens including many Bi- and/or Tri-metallics & Encased Coins
Goal: Learn more about Bi- and Tri- metallics, their manufacture and to collect
How did I know about the WBCC: I sold a token to Rod Sell and he told me about the club.
 
2. The WBCC at the ANA Pittsburg..by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
 The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) will be present with their own booth at the ANA's World's Fair of Money® in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA held from August 18-22, 2004. If you want to more about the ANA, please contact the WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA, sunrayofmarion@aol.com
 
3. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro from Vatican...by Martin Peeters
This week I received an order form for the Vatican Mint for the UNC and Proof 2004 Euro set with the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro. The UNC set costs 21 Euro and the Proof set 125 Euro. Issue date April 1st. 2004. The designs are the same as last year.
 
4. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #394...by Jack Hepler, USA
Animals including mammals, birds, and reptiles are popular subjects for coin designs.  In 1992 a Bi-metallic coin was issued featuring the Naja Naja Oxiana or Central Asian Cobra.  What country issued this coin?.
a. China.
b. Russia.
c. Sri Lanka.
d. Thailand.
Please send your answer to me: heplerj@juno.com
Note: The image of this coin may be seen on the WBCC Website at: http://wbcc-online.com

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #393.
The 1998 Commemorative Bi-metallic 200 Escudos of Portugal celebrates the International Year of the Oceans Expo. One interesting feature of the coin is the use of fish in the decorations. Where many  coins use olive leaves in the wreath design, this coin uses fish. There are 37 fish on one side and 44 on the other, but arranged to  look just like leaves on a wreath.  What is the other sea creature incorporated into the design?
a. Coral
b. Octopus
c. Clam
d. Shrimp
Answer to Question #393 is "b"; Octopus.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #392: 14 players.

5. 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 (#394) will be The Official WBCC Bi-metallic token issued for the 2000 World Money Fair. Only three hundred of these rare tokens were minted. 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 Prize, a Portuguese Euro (WBCC Newsmail #392) is Michael Ayrapetov, (WBCC member #8).

6. WBCC Quiz Prize Donations...by Jack Hepler, USA
Anyone wishing to support the WBCC by donating a Bi-metallic prize may do so by contacting Jack Hepler. heplerj@juno.com
 
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: The WBCC Quiz prizes can only continue in the future if Bi-metallics are donated. So please help Jack with donations of Bi-metallics.

7. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images....by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at: http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html
New listed are:
* Mexico 100 Pesos 2003, San Luis Potosi
* Mexico 100 Pesos 2003, Sonora
* Mexico 100 Pesos 2003, Tabasco
* Mexico 100 Pesos 2003, Tamaulipas
 
WBCC Auction 65 accepting lots...by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

Auction 65 opens on the 6th March. You have just 6days to list your lots. The lots listed can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction65.html
Please email your lots to me at  Rod.Sell@elderwyn.com
This auction will close at 11.30 pm on Saturday 13th March, Sydney time
 
"See you" in next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
WBCC@kabelfoon.nl

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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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