Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #423


WBCC Newsmail 423, Volume 9, September 18, 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

Edited this week by Jack Hepler,

Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,

Welcome into the World of Bi-metallics. I hope you enjoy reading the WBCC
Newsmail this week.

1. Next WBCC Newsmail   by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
While I'm traveling for 3 weeks in Finland, Russia, Belarus, Lithuania,
Latvia and Estonia, please note that WBCC Newsmail 424, dated September
25, will be composed and sent by Jack Hepler.  Please send your items
about Bi- and Tri-metallics to Jack. 

2. A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Eddy Maes (WBCC member #351), Belgium
E-mail: No E-mail address
Age: 50
Profession: Photographer
Hobby: Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: To collect all Bi-metallics
How did I know about the WBCC:  Meeting the WBCC Focal Point at a local
coin show in the Netherlands
Note:  Persons interested in becoming a member of the WBCC should send a
message to Martin Peeters who will provide instructions for joining.

3.  Bi-metallic Jeton   by Cliff Anderson
Note:  A Bi-metallic Jeton dated 1588 is shown this week in "New Images"
of the WBCC website.  This Jeton has not been attributed yet but Cliff
Anderson has provided this assessment.
Though 1588 is the date of the Spanish Armada, this seems not to allude
to that, but possibly to the Ark landing after the Flood: note "Columba"
meaning "dove", and there's Noah releasing the dove onboard the ship. And
might that reverse side device be Portuguese?
If anyone has additional information about this Jeton, please contact
either Cliff or Jack Hepler.

4. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
The image of a porpoise may be found on Bi-metallic coins of Portugal and
Russia.  Which coins of Portugal show the image of a porpoise?
a. 100 Escudos, 1997
b. 200 Escudos, 1997
c. 100 Escudos, 1999
d. 200 Escudos, 1999
Please send your answer to me:
Note: The image of this coin may be seen on the WBCC Website at
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #421.
Prior to the introduction of the EURO, Austria honored four national
Heroes on Bi-metallic coins. One of the men honored, Conrad Lorenz was
deeply involved in the study of behavioral sciences. Which of the
following birds shares the design of the Austrian Bi-metallic 50
Schillings of 1998 with Dr. Lorenz?
a. Goose.
b. Eagle.
c. Falcon.
d. Condor.
Answer to Question #422 is "a"; Goose.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #421: 13 players.

5. WBCC Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
A Bi-metallic prize will be awarded to a member who correctly answers the
WBCC Quiz Game this week (#423). If more than one member gets the correct
answer, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner.
The winner of a Bulgarian Bi-metallic coin Prize (WBCC Newsmail #421) is
Bertie Haag, (WBCC member #348).

6. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
New listed are:
*Serbia encased 5 Dinar 2003.
*Cyprus encased 10 cent 2002
*Thailand encased 10 Baht 2004 Privy Council
*Thailand encased 10 Baht 2004 Thammasat University
*Thailand 10 Baht 2004 Queen's 72 Birthday
*Mexico 100 Pesos 2004 from Puebla & Oaxaca
*1588 Jeton.  Country not known

7. WBCC Auction 69 accepting Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
I am accepting lots for WBCC Auction 69.  Auction 69 will open on the 2nd
October, so you have 2 weeks to list your lots.  I need them at least 1
day before the auction starts.  The lots listed so far can be seen at:
Please email your lots to me at:
The auction closes at 11.00 PM, Sat 9th October 2004 Sydney Time, which
is early morning in the USA and late morning in Europe.

Martin says, "See you" in one week's 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 was sponsored at the Basel World Money Fair 2004, , by:
Schuler Presses, Germany, and
The Portuguese Mint (INCM),


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