WBCC Newsmail 154, Volume 4, July 24, 1999

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, martinp@westbrabant.net

Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,

Our WBCC Docu-Centre, Frans Dubois, has now his vacation in France. He will be back at August 2nd.
A week later (August 9) I will be on vacation till 20th of August. In that period Frans will compose
WBCC Newsmail 157 and 158.

I realy hope you enjoy reading this weeks WBCC Newsmail !!

1.My new E-mail address.........by Pabitra Saha, India

Please read my new e-mail address Pabitra Saha, PKSaha@bol.net.in

2. Bi-metallic 2 Dollar Canada 1996...by Peter Riley, Canada

Refering to WBCC Newsmail 153, item 4, about the Canada Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 1996 Proof in Ag*Au/Au with lettering in centre '22 K CENTRE CENTRE' I can say the following: I spoke with several knowledgable Canadian coin dealers today and they all told me that all the 1996 gold proof polar bear coins had lettering in the center of the obverse. This is the only coin with this feature. Regular proof $2.00 coins of any date did not. Also, the new 1999 Nunavut gold proof coin has only a hallmark, no lettering. Hope this info helps.

3. Bi-metallic New York Transportation Token..by Martin Peeters

If you look into http://www.nycsubway.org/tokens/ you can view pictures of the 3 versions of the Bi-metallic New York Transportation Token.

4. Bi-metallic Toronto Airport Token...by Frans Woons, Canada

Refering to WBCC Newsmail 140, item 12, about the Bi-metallic Toronto City Centre Airport Ferry token I can report the following: This token was NOT produced by the firm Laniel Canada Inc. in St. Laurent, Quebec, but by the Lombardo Mint Inc. in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

5. Bi-metallics from Saudi Arabia.....Wolfgang Schuster, Austria

I can offer the new Bi-metallic 1 Rial issues of Saudi Arabia: * Commemorative Bi-metallic issue "100 Years Saudi Arabia", normal strike US$ 2.-/proof strike US$ 4.- * Normal new Bi-metallic circulation coin, US$ 2.-/no proofs have been struck All coins are strictly unc, orderby eMail (Wolfgang.Schuster@aua.com) for more than 1 specimen each welcome. Will send coins after receipt of cash $.

6. Bi-metallics from Thailand..by Hartmut Schoenawa. Germany

This week I received two new Bi-metallic coins from Thailand. Both have the same metal-composition as other, former 10-Baht-coins. a. 125 years customs department, dated BE 2541. b. King Rama III commemorative, dated BE 2542. Are you or some of your WBCC-members or non-members interested to purchase any of these coins from me? I have them in stock ready for shipping to everyone. E-mail me at: Hartmut.Schoenawa@t-online.de --Remark WBCC Focal Point: Pictures of these new Bi-metallics can be seen in the WBCC Homepage now: http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.html

7. Bi-metallic offer....by Lauri Andrews (Airedale Coins), UK

I have now tried to update our web pages on www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~aireco, with some Bi-metallic offers. This should now show our full 32 page summer list if any of your members wish to visit our site.

8. New Bi-metallic images......by Rod Sell,

WBCC Homepage Provider New Bi-metallic images this week.

* A coin minting press from the Schuler Factory
* GB Model Crown Type 1
* GB Model Crown Type 2
* Bodega Lunch Club $1 Token. La Crosse, Wisconsin
* George W. Dudley 10 Cent Token. Akron, Iowa
* Madera Trading Co. $1 Token. Madera, Pennsylvania
* F. Rhems $1 Token. Rhems, South Carolina
* Statue of Liberty Centenary

9. TWOB..............by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

The World OF Bi-metallics Catalog (number 28) of August 1st, 1999 is ready now for distribution.

This edition covers 747 Bi-metallic coins from 63 Countries,
184 Bi-metallic Euros from 19 Countries and 475 Bi-metallic Tokens from 36 Countries.

10. A World's Fair of Money®......by Larry Friemel, USA

Just a reminder that The ANA World's Fair of Money is being held in Chicago, Illinois on August 11-15, 1999 at the Rosemont Convention Center, 9301 West Bryn Mawr. I have arranged with the ANA to provide the WBCC a meeting place Saturday during the convention for anyone able to attend. It is no host -- so anyone making it there is on there own other than a room is available. The WBCC has been assigned room 9 in the convention center on Saturday, August 14 from 1:00 -2:30 p.m. I am unfamiliar with the area, but the AAA guide shows many hotels in the vicinity, as the convention center is near O'Hare Airport. For a listing of the scheduled events for the five days check out the ANA website at... http://www.money.org/annualcvnschchi.html For ANAs listing of hotels check out... http://www.money.org/cvnannualhotels.html The original survey about a year ago showed about 12 people interested in attending. I hope that they (and others) make it to share their Bi-metallic experiences. To the best of my knowledge, Cliff Anderson (WBCC Public Relation Centre, (chander@mciworld.com) is attending and as such is the official WBCC board member in attendance.

11. WBCC CD ROM...by Joe Kocian, USA

I have the WBCC CD ROM completed. I will be adding a few current items but for all major purposes it is finished. Thanks to the assistance of Martin, and Larry and their contributions to the CD. I plan to have CD's for purchase in Chicago (ANA convention August 14th) but also through the mail for those who desire one that will not make the convention. Ok, the CD what is it? a. It is a compilation of the WBCC documentation of Bi-metallics coins with Graphics. b. The early Introduction and Use of Bi-metallics from Larry Friemel's "All That Is Bi-Metallic" webpage with graphics. c. It has the complete set of all WBCC Newsmails from beginning to current date. d. It has the catalog "The World Of Bi-metallics" on it. e. It has a super demo software program specifically designed for collectors. And it is all on one CD. Cost: This the best part, I made this for the WBCC members so cost is just to cover the expenses. By Mail: US$14.00 including shipping. At the Chicaco ANA show: US$12.00 I have received quite a number of requests for the CD. I am still going to send a personal note (application) to those that have notified me and requested a CD. However, I have been waiting to do it all at once. You may if you wish to get a jump on me here is a copy of what I (jkocian@cvi-usa.com) will eMail to each of you: Please send payment to: Joseph V. Kocian, 4178 Sherman Road, Kent, Ohio, 44240, USA. Include the following information: 1. Full Name 2. Company (If applicable) 3. Mail Address 4. City 5. State 6. Country 7. eMail Address Payment: Must be in US$, A check drawn upon any US Bank, International MO, or Cash US$ Note: I will try to send the CD's to arrive to you on the same dates of the ANA show.

"See" you next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club martinp@westbrabant.net

The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club 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 Homepage Provider: Rod Sell, Australia, Rod.Sell@hlos.com.au
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands, dubois.f@wxs.nl
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson, USA, chander@mciworld.com
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, 113076.167@compuserve.com
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands, martinp@westbrabant.net