Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #382


WBCC Newsmail 382, Volume 8, December 6, 2003

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.

1. Bi-metallic from Michael Ayrapetov, USA

In December, 2004 National Bank of Ukraine will issue new Bimetallic 5 Hryven coin "Lyre" in series "Folk Musical Instruments". Mintage will be 30000.

2. Bi-metallic 5$ from US minting ? Ron LaSpisa, USA

In July 2001, I attended the ANA summer seminar in Colorado City, and enjoyed the trip very much. On the last day of the seminar, we visited the US Mint in Denver, and we all participated in a special tour arranged by the ANA, where we were able to visit the floor areas where coin presses were in production of all our US coins. They let us put our hands in the warm piles of coins straight out of the presses!

Before the tour, we all gathered in a conference room and were given a short personal introduction to the mint by then Director of the Mint, Mr. Jay Johnson himself. During question and answer time, I asked him what was stopping the US from creating a new $5 Bi-metallic coin with great artwork. His response was that they had tried hard to learn how to produce Bi-metallic coins, but they had discovered that it was simply too expensive to produce a Bi-metallic compared to the cost of production of our current coins. When I related to him that dozens of other countries were already successful doing this, and that the US arguably possesses the highest technological capabilities in the world, he did the best he could to get the conversation going in another less troublesome direction!

3. Bi-metallic medal from Slovakia Denis Buric, Croatia

There are three different (all official) mint sets for 2003 from Slovakia. One is common 2003 set, one is for 675th anniversary of Kremnica mint and last one is dedicated to 10th anniversary of the creation of national bank. (I'm not sure about the last one - I never see it, I only heard about it). All of them have different Bi-metallic medals in it.

4. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

Polar bears belong to the family Ursidae. They are Ursus maritimus. A polar bear has a long body, neck, and head; short, furry ears; and sharp teeth. Adult male polar bears measure from 2.4 to 3.4 meters (8 to 11 feet) long. Some of them weigh more than 450 kilograms (1,000 pounds). Which is the only country to feature a polar bear on its standard issue Bi-metallic coins?
a. Canada.
b. Finland.
c. Russia.
d. Ukraine.
Please send your answer to me: Jack Hepler. Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website.
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #381.
The standard 10 Markkaa of Finland, first issued for circulation in 1993, features a Capercaillie Bird in the design. Which kind of bird is the Capercaillie?
a. Falcon.
b. Condor.
c. Grouse.
d. Goose.
Answer to Question #381 is "c"; Grouse.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #380: 15 players.

5. WBCC Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

The special prize to be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC Quiz Game this week (#382) will be a Bi-metallic $2 of Canada. 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 100 Sucres of Ecuador(WBCC Newsmail #380) is John Beckman (WBCC member #134).

6. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia

The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at: New Images. New listed are:
* Benin, Cameroun, Ivory Coast and Niger 150.000 CFA 2003
* Canada error 2 dollar

7. WBCC Auction 62 is open Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

Auction 62 is now opened. The 114 very interesting lots listed can be seen at: Auction 62. Please email your bids to me: Rod Sell.

"See you" next week"
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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