WBCC Newsmail 160, Volume 4, September 4, 1999
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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
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Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,

A great WBCC Newsmail this week, with again Bi-metallic news from several
countries from all over the World. So enjoy reading it !!
 

1. A new WBCC member...by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

We have a new member. Let me introduce him to you:

Name: Jose Melchor Ayala, Mexico
E-mail: aasm5895@sat.gob.mx
Age: 40
Profession: Lawyer
Hobby: World coin collector
Goal: Improving the hobby of collecting coins and also the culture
that is behid the coing making.

2. My new E-mail address.........by Seung-woo Choi, South Korea

Please read my new e-mail address Seung-woo Choi: swchoi@nexon.co.kr

3. Auction bidding accidents...by Cliff Anderson (WBCC PR Centre), USA

I, for one, have embarrassed myself by accidentally bidding against other
WBCC members on eBay and other online auctions. One way to address this is
to register our auction usernames so that we can recognize each other. If
members agree, I would be willing to collect the usernames of all the WBCC
members who wish to submit them, and then notify only those WBCC individuals
of all the names. There is no compulsory nature to this, but it should save
embarrassment and inadvertent “stepping on the toes” of our colleagues who
are bidding in the auctions.

Therefore, if WBCC members who wish to participate will please notify me
privately of their username, I will compile a list and then in a week, I
will send it out to just those same WBCC members.
Cliff Anderson at chander@mciworld.com

4. Bi-metallic Finland 10 Markkaa 1999..by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

According the in German language coinmagazine "Münzen Magazin" of
September/October 1999, they mentioned the new Finland Bi-metallic 10
Markkaa 1999. This Bi-metallic commemorates the chaimenship of Finland. The
coloring is: outerring yellowcopper coloring and the centre is nickel
colering. The obverse show a picture of a stylized woman which mouth
'spitting' symbolic words. The 10 Markkaa 1999 is available in Gold and
Silver (3,000 pieces struck) and in Copper andd Nickel (95,000 pieces
struck). A picture of the new Bi-metallic from Finland can be seen in the
WBCC Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.html

5. Bi-metallic from Germany...by Gerhard Schön, Germany

When you look in the WBCC Homepage
(http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.html) you will se a
picture of a German Bi-metallic. Here is some info I received on the "Dorf
Münsterland" Bi-metallic token.

The numeral on the reverse 4 means 4 Deutsche Mark. It is the only nominal
issued. "Dorf Münsterland" (Münsterland Village) is a recreational park with
its own currency, the "Dorftaler" (DT) (Village Thaler). It is at par with
the Deutsche Mark. It is meant to enhance the feeling of a world far away
from everyday life, just like on a distant island. The only nominal issued
is the Quadruple Thaler (4 DT) which can be obtained for 4 DM from coin
operated vending machines. Beer and softdrinks are 4 DT, while longdrinks
start at 8 DT. The Dorftalers are redeemable at the reception of the hotel.
Their Homepage is: http://www.dorf-muensterland.de/.

6. Bi-metallic Canadian WWII medals...by Cliff Anderson, USA

I found several Canadian WWII medals at the ANA. They are Canadian
piedfort-style medals showing WWII actions involving Canadian servicemen.
The obverse of each of the four shows an action scene in BU copper, and in
great detail. But the reverses are the Bi-metallics, naming the action on
the copper rim, and the nickel center inscribed with the artist's name. Both
inscriptions are in both English and French. These have the same design and
construction as the two recent Canadian Mint medals: the bear design, signed
by Danielle V. Wetherup, and the 90th anniversary of the RCM. Thus, they
would seem to be RCM issues. Pictures can be seen in the WBCC Homepage:
http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.html

7. Bi-metallic Czech Republic 50 Korun 1999...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

From Moravec Jaroslav of The Czech Mint I reived the message about the
Bi-metallic 50 korun 1999 is available in the 1999 sets (with the
Bi-metallic 50 Korun) only (ca. 30.000 pcs.). The price in USD for the set
is about 6 USD. Order only through Czech Mint (www.bcm.cz).

Also a Bi-metallic coin will be issued about at 1.12. 1999.
Nominal: 2000 CZK (Korun)
Metal: Ag 999/Au 9999
Diameter: 40 mm/16 mm
Weight: 31,103 g/3,11 g
Quality: proof
Variety:
a - one site coin is shiny
b - site is dull
Mintage:
a - 3000 pcs
b - 14000 pcs
Price:
a - 115 USD ( 200 DEM)
b - 110 USD ( 192 DEM)
This coin is unique for hologram in gold. The gold inlay will be
nonconcentric, placed in the top quadrant of the coin.

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

This weeks new pictures in the WBCC Homapge:
(http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.html)

* Finland 1999 10 Markkaa
* Israel 1964 Encased Agorah with coin and medal alignments
* Picture WBCC member Otto Konornik, Israel
* Gibraltar 1999 2 Pounds Hercules Captures the Cretan Bull
* Italy MTT from Pontremoli
4 Medals images from the Royal Canadian Mint depicting painting from WW II
Artists
* We Flew with the Heroic Few by Rich Thistle
* Passing by Harold Beament
* The Nijmegen Bridge, Holland by Alex Colville
* Entry into Assoro, Sicily by Will Ogilvie
* Netherlands.Dutch Mint Employees Business Cards
* Cliff Anderson's visit to the Netherlands
* New Jersey Garden State Parkway Car & Bus Tokens

9. Bi-metallics for trading/sale.........by Steve Andrews, USA

Found a few items at a local show that might be of interest to some of
our members.

#1. Encased 1939 cent VF
Obv: Keep Me and Never go Broke - I Bring Good Luck
Rev: Souvenir of Washington, D.C.
The case around the cent is bell shaped and in great condition.
Looking for trade material or $12.00 U.S.

#2. Bi-metal Trade Token
Obv: The Yankee Mercantile Co. Yankee, New Mex. Has a crude flag with a
'Y' in the middle
Rev: Good for 10 in Merchandis (misspelled)
Token is in very find condition and has a rarity factor of 8.
Looking for trade material or $18.00 U.S.

If you have interest, please contact me at: steve.andrews@udfc.com

10. Meeting WBCC members......by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

Next saterday, September 11th, I will be present at the Numismata in
Munchen, Germany. If any WBCC member or non WBCC member also go to this
event, please let me know (martinp@westbrabant.net) and maybe we can meet.

11. Bi-metallic Dominican Republic 5 Peso 1997...by Martin Peeters

I have double the Dominican Republic Bi-metallic 5 Peso 1997. I can offer it
for 3 US$ (postage not included). So if you have interest, just let me know.
The first E-mail come in, the first who gets it. (sorry have only 1 piece)

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