WBCC Newsmail 156, Volume 4, August 7, 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,

This is the last WBCC Newsmail before I leave for my vacation. In the period
August 9 till August 22 Frans Dubois will compose WBCC Newsmail 157 and 158.
Please send Frans (dubois.f@wxs.nl) your news about Bi-metallics. I realy
hope you enjoy reading this weeks WBCC Newsmail !!

1. WBCC at Chicago ANA...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

Next weekend some WBCC members will be present at 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, USA
If you want to read more about the event:
The WBCC has been assigned room 9 in the convention center on Saturday,
August 14 from 1:00 -2:30 p.m.

2. Chicago ANA Meeting..........by Kyle Mutcher, Canada

All of those members interested in meeting while at the ANA show, a meeting
is being planned for the evening of Friday August 13th, all those interested
in attending please let me know and further plans will be made once the
attendance is known. I think an evening meeting would be good so that we
have time to relax, socialize and get to know each other and discuss our
collections without missing any of the show events. Everyone interested let
me know by e-mail <kmutcher@earthlink.net> or you can call me at in the
evenings at 734-462-4201 ext 424 until August 11th and after August 11th you
can call me at 847-294-9693 (after 10pm on the 11th). I'll be in Chicago for
the ANA show from August 11th to the 14th. Let's make this a Show to
remember :) See you there !

3. Bi-metallic Russia 50 rouble 1993..by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

Offered on eBay now:
A Russia 1993 LMD 50 roubles Y 329 struck on bi-metallic planchet of 1992
(Y315). Part of a special mint set.

4. Members report...........by Kyle Mutcher, Canada

I managed to get up to Ottawa to see the National Currency Collection of
Canada at the Bank of Canada and the Royal Canadian Mint also. At the Mint I
found a medallion that is like the Polar Bear one, this one has a view of
the Ottawa mint on the centre nickel disk and maple leaves all around it on
the copper border, the reverse is all copper and has the mint logo, the
anniversary logo and "Royal Canadian Mint 90th Anniversary" in French and
English. While I was in Ottawa I visited a coin shop there and was able to
buy their last Pattern Honduras 10 Lempira tri-metallic. That made the trip
worth while :) I was also able to attend the Canadian Numismatic Association
Convention in Kitchener Ontario and there I found a few bimetal Euro coins,
one with the Pope, one from the Netherlands (1996 Constantijn Huygens) and
one from Finland (1996). All in all it was a good summer for bimetal
collecting. A picture of the"Royal Canadian Mint 90th Anniversary"
Bi-metallic inlay medal can be seen in the WBCC Homepage now:

5. Bi-metallic GB Spitalfields 2 Shilling Token..by Cliff Anderson, USA

When you look in the WBCC Homepage you will find a scan of a Great Britain
Spitalfields 2 Shilling Token. It is square with a four petal style copper
center. It reads: "R. B. Webster, 104 Commercial St., Spitalfields", and
on the reverse says "two shillings".
Spitalsfield or Spittlesfield was a fruit and vegetable market area in
London, just off Brushfield Street, which runs east from Liverpool Street
Station. It was established by a charter of Charles II around 1670, but got
its name from the medieval priory of St. Mary Spital. The market apparently
survived until 1991, when it was moved to the eastern end of the city. The
name and the area were adopted by non-conformists or Huguenots or
Protestants fleeing from catholic France. The token shows the address 104
Commercial Street; that street dissects that market area. The token looks
fairly old.

6. New Page World Mints Links.........by Rod Sell, Australia

There is a new site in the WBCC Homepage: World Mints Links
(http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/links.html). This site is
still under constuction and will eventually show which sites have
Bi-Metallic images and information, and which dont. If you know of any sites
that are actual coin and token producers, not just sales outlets, please
send me (Rod.Sell@hlos.com.au) the URL and it will be added.

7. New Bi-metallic images......by Rod Sell, WBCC Homepage Provider

New Bi-metallic images this week.

* Great Britain Spitalfields 2 Shilling Token.
* Canada Royal Canadian Mint 90th Anniversary Medal

8. Tri-metallic Andorra 5 Diners 1999..by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

Refering to WBCC Newsmail 152, item 4, about the Andorra Tri-metallic 5
Diners 1999, millenium coin, I received the following message from the
German firm MDM:

Dear Mr. Peeters,
Please be informed that the coin you inquired about is definitely a legal
tender coin of the issuing country Andorra. The coin consists of three
different metal rings in Cu, Zn and Ag. As we are offering and selling
different Bi-metal coins from other countries as well we would like to put
you on our mailing list to inform you about new issues. Thank you for your
interest and best regards
MDM Wholesale
Gudrun Schlechter
Tel. 0531-205-1252
Fax 0531-205-1253
E-mail: schlg@mdm.de

9. Coin world article (1)..........by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

In US coinpaper Coin world of August 2, 1999, I could read the following:

CD-ROM offers info on Bi-metallic coins
In recognition of the 150th issue of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors
Club Newsmail, the WBCC has issued a CD-ROM containing a variety of
bi-metallic coin information. Bi-metallic or Bi-metal coins (coins that are
made of two visible metals) are the subject of the CD. The CD is $14 by mail
order, or it may be purchased for $ 12 during the American Numismatic
Association's 1999 World's Fair of Money, Aug. 11-15 in Rosemont, 111, USA,
To order the CD, contact Joe Kocian at: jkocian@cvi-usa.com.


10. Coin world article (2)..........by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

In US coinpaper Coin world of August 2, 1999, I could read the following:

Czechs ring in millennium
The Czech Republic will commemorate the 21st century with a new crown-sized,
ringed Bi-metallic silver and gold coin. The 40-millimeter, 2,000-kroruna
rounds will cost $ 130 plus shipping and will be released in December 1999.
The modern thalers will be composed of a larger portion of pure silver with
a .999 fine gold inlay. The silver portion will weigh 1 ounce (31.1 grams).
The gold portion will weigh tenth ounce (3.11 grams). The gold inlay will be
nonconcentric, being placed in the top quadrant of the coin. The intent of
the design is to reflect the classical presentation of a clock face. The
issue date is scheduled for Dec. 1. However, subscriptions to the limited
mintage of 20,000 are available. The $130 price will include postage and
insurance until Sept. 30; after wards, additional costs will added. Contact:
Evzen Sknouril,
Vaclavske nam 17, I/604
110 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic


"See" you in 3 weeks time,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
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