Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #424


WBCC Newsmail 424, Volume 9, September 25, 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 Jack Hepler, WBCC Development Center
Martin Peeters has been traveling for 3 weeks in Finland, Russia,
Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.  Martin will be back next week
for publication of Newsmail 425 so please send your new items about Bi-
and Tri-metallics to .

2. 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 Trip Martin Peeters
All my traveling went oke until now. I visited the St Petersburg Mint and
the Moskow Mint.  Will meet this evening a Russia WBCC member!  Next
report will have more news.

4. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA
Poor Hercules! After performing ten superhuman labors, Eurystheus
commanded Hercules to bring him golden apples which belonged to Zeus,
king of the gods.  Hera had given these apples to Zeus as a wedding gift,
so surely this task was impossible.  Once again, through trickery,
Hercules was able to accomplish the task.  In which year did Gibraltar
issue a Bi-metallic coin showing the apples?
a. 1997
b. 1998
c. 1999
d. 2000
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 #423.
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
Answer to Question #422 is "b"; 200 Escudos, 1997.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #422: 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 (#424). If more than one member gets the correct
answer, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner.
The winner of a Russian Bi-metallic coin prize (WBCC Newsmail #422) is
John Beckman, (WBCC member #134).

6. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at:
New listed are:
*Ghana encased 100 Cedis 1999
*Nigeria encased 50 kobo 1993
*Thailand encased 10 Baht 2004 Queens 72 Birthday

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 only 6 days 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

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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