WBCC Newsmail 161, Volume 4, September 11, 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,

This weeks WBCC Newsmail is send earlier then usual. Reason is my trip to
Munich visiting the Numismata event. Still I hope you 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: Řyvind Sollie (WBCC member #145), Norway
E-mail: oyvind.sollie@prifo.no
Age: 35
Profession: Lawyer
Hobby: Reading, running, collecting coins
Goal: Collect circulating coins from all over the world. (1964 and
up to date)
Agains: Proof coins

2. My E-mail address.........by Stanislav Stiblar, Slovenia

Please read my e-mail address Stanislav Stiblar (WBCC member #65):
masta.stiblar@siol.net

3. Bi-metallic from Alderney............by Massimiliano Aiello, Italy

The following I could read in a Royal Mint brochure:
--Quote
Featuring the latest numismatic technique of screen printing, the 5 Pound
silver Proof coin bears a reverse design by British artist, Christine
Ellingham. The design depicts the path of the Moon as it passes across the
face of the Sun, indicating the shadow it will cast over Southern England
and Alderney. The solar segments of the design have been delicately screen
printed in yellow, providing a brilliant contrast to the silver Proof finish
of the coin.
--Unqoute

If you look in the WBCC Homepage,
http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.html , you will find a
picture of this inlay Bi-metallic.

4. Bi-metallic Canadian WWII medals...by Ray Lockwood, USA

Refering to WBCC Newsmail 160, item 6, about the Bi-metallic Canadian medals
I offer the following additional information....I own the set of six medals
which were produced by the Royal Canadian Mint in 1994 in concert with the
Canadian Battle of Normandy Foundation to recognize Canada's contribution to
the cause of freedom in the Second World War. The medals are housed in an >
attractive cardboard holder in magnetic holes. The medals depict portions of
action paintings selected from the Canadian War Museum Collection. The
artists are all Canadians. The titles of the medals and the painters are:
* D-DAY, THE ASSAULT by Orville Fisher,
* PASSING? by Harold Beament,
* ENTRY INTO ASSORO, SICILY by Will Ogilvie,
* THE NIJMEGEN BRIDGE HOLLAND by Alex Coville,
* WE FLEW WITH THE HEROIC FEW by Rich Thistle,
* FINALE by Don Connolly.
According to RCM officials, 29,615 of these Bi-metallic medal sets were sold
at a cost of $30.95 Canadian in 1994.

5. 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)

* US Trade Token F Check from Bradley Lumber Company of Warren, Arkansas
* US 5 Cent Trade Token from Wisconsin & Arkansas Lumber Camp Store of
Malvern, Arkansas
* US 25 Cent Trade Token Marco's Cafe, Chicago
* Ireland 1656 Drogheda (County Louth) Hen Coker penny, Brass with copper
cross shaped insert
* USA 1907 Encased Cent for Jamestown Exposition
* China 1999 10 Yuan
* Isle of Man Quarter Noble
* Isle of Man Quarter Crown - Camelot
* Isle of Man Quarter Angel

6. Bi-metallic offers........by Joel Anderson, USA

If you look into:
http://www.joelscoins.com/offers.htm#bimetal
you will find all Bi-metallic offers I have at the monent.

7. Bi-metallic offers........by Brian Silsbee, USA

I am going to be getting 1998 Ghana 100 Cedis coins in a month or so.
They are going to be released into circulation at the end of September
early October. I have to wait until they are actually officially issued
by the Central Bank of Ghana. These are going to cost me more than in
the past,a s my source is getting my afraid of getting caught. I pall on
offering them to WBCC member at $3.50 each.

I also am getting a nice group of BU Kenya 1998 20 shillings coins in.
These are expected in at the middle of November. I am selling these at
$4.00 each when available to WBCC members.

Brian Silsbee, icssinc@dlogue.net
PO Box 9
Ashkum, Il 60911
USA

8. Bi-metallics from Algerian...by Seung-woo Choi, Republic of Korea

I now have 1997 Algerian Proof Sets for sale. This proof set comes in an
original leather(red) & plastic case and contains 9 coins 1/4 ~ 100 dinars)
including 4 bi-metallics. All coins except 100 Dinar (94 or 96) are dated
1997. This set was issued for Presentation purpose only (not released to
public) and therefore it is very difficult to find. However, somebody
managed to get a few sets through the Algerian central bank (don't ask how)
and supplied them to me. The price, this is the ridiculous part, is U$120
per set excluding postage. If any of the WBCC members is willing to buy this
incredibly expensive set, please send an e-mail to swchoi@nexon.co.kr .
Unfortunately, I am not able to split the set into Bi-metallic and
non-Bi-metallics.

Payment should be made by cash (US$ or any hard currency) and sent to the
follwing address:
(registered airmail please)

Seung-woo Choi
Shin Dong-Ah APT. 3-1303
Seo Bingo Dong
Yong San Ku
Seoul 140-240
Republic of Korea

9. Bi-metallic SAGA game tokens for exchange..by Seung-woo Choi

These Bi-metallic tokens are currently being used at a game center called
"JOYPOLIS" in Tokyo, Japan. Issued in 1994, VF condition. Yellow ring and
White core, diameter is about 25mm. I will be glad to exchange these tokens
with the Domincan Rep. 5 Peso coin (UNC). If interested, please send an
e-mail to swchoi@nexon.co.kr

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

Refering to WBCC Newsmail 160, item 3 the following:
The WBCC has been advised that our attempt to save embarrassment between
ourselves by identifying each others’ usernames in auctions may be a
technical violation of US law, in the sense that we would be inadvertantly
restricting the price generated by the auction. In using the WBCC network
to collect our usernames, it could be interpreted that we are organizing to
limit the auction’s prices. Clearly, that is not our intent.
But, in an abundance of caution, the WBCC is stopping this activity so that
it cannot be claimed that there is any deliberate intent by the WBCC, or
accidental result, to circumvent law or the outcome of any auction. Thus,
this will be last mention in the WBCC website of recognizing members’
auction usernames.

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