Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 166, Volume 4, October 16, 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 week was very quiet regarding Bi-metallics. Still a highlight for the
WBCC. We have now 150 members. So I hope you enjoy reading this weeks WBCC
Newsmail !!

1. New WBCC members....by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

We have 4 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:

Name:        Michael Marotta (WBCC member #16), USA
E-mail:       mmarotta@coinworld.com
Age:           50
Profession: Writer
Hobby:       Aviation
Goal:         To be the next 77-year old man in space
Against:     The unexamined life

Name:        Jim Snider (WBCC memnber #148), USA
E-mail:       thejimbo@webtv.net
Age:          55
Profession: Phote Prossing plant
Hobby:       Collecting US and World coins
Goal:         To learn and better my coin collection
Against:     Not learning

Name:        Ramon Luis Pena (WBCC member #149), Puerto Rico
E-mail:       103440.543@compuserve.com
Age:           37
Profession: Chemical Engineer
Hobby:       Coin collecting, marine aquariums, tropical bonsai, wine
tasting with family and friends.
Goal:         Promote Bi-metallic coin collecting in Puerto Rico, collect
all new Y2000 worldwide bi-metallic issues.
Against:     Drugs

Name:        Al Boulanger (WBCC member #150), USA
E-mail:       malto:DingoAl@aol.com
Age:           55
Profession: Coin Dealer
Hobby:       Genealogy
Goal:          To provide good service to my customers.

2. Lost a WBCC member...by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

We have a lost member. Please delete him from the memberslist:
Gert Bultman (ex WBCC member #16), Netherlands

3. My new E-mail address..........by Yossi Barzelay, Israel

Please read my e-mail new address Yossi Barzelay, WBCC member #72,

4. Bi-metallic Euro MTT's from France...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

It is known very much Euro MTT's are made in France, especially in the year
1997. Now there is available a catalog about French Euro MTT's and it is
made in French language and it is tittled "Monnayages temporaires en Euro
des villes de France". In this catalog all 1997 Euro MTT's are listed, not
only normal issues but also all Bi-metallic issues. The catalog costs 149
French Francs (plus postage costs 20 FF) and is available at:

Le Livre a l'unite
Associon loi 1091
8, Place de la Republique
83780 Flayosc
Tel/Fax ++ 04 94 70 42 34

5. WBCC and Basel World Money Fair 2000...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

As earlier mentioned in the WBCC Newsmail, the WBCC will be present at the
Basel World Money Fair, Europe's biggest event about coins and banknotes. A
top event for Numistmatists, Mintmasters, Suppliers and Whole Sale Dealers.
The event is held from Januar 21 till 23, 2000 in the Convention Hotel La
Plaza. Till now the WBCC has one sponcer, The Portuguese Mint. If you want
information about the World Money Fair at Basel don't hesitate to ask me.

6. Bi-metallics and eBay.........by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

I have noticed that since a few week more and more Bi-metallics are offered
on eBay. Saw offer from Algerian to Vaticane, from Legal Tender Bi-metallics
to Bi-metallic Euros, Bi-metallic Gaming Tokens Silver Strikes) and Encased
coins. If you open: http://coins.ebay.com/ you can search on:
* bi-metal*
* bimetal*
* bi metal
* Gaming Token
* Trade Token
* Encased coin
I'm sure on eBay there are Bi-metallics find in all price ranges, from 2 US$
(Bi-metallic Trade Token) to 120 US$ (China 1994 Unicorn Bi-metallic). Good
luck bidding !!

7. Coin World article.........by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

The following article I could read in Coin World October 11th 1999:

Saskatchewan town issues bimetallic trade token

The 6,000 residents of Kindersley, Saskatehewan, celebrate a "Goose
Festival" Ehe last weekend of September to mark the passing of the migrating
flocks. This year, the celebration includes a commemorative token. According
to Jim Toye of the town ofiice, the farmers usually have their crops in by
late September, and it is a good time to have a parade and other
festivities. The arrival of fhe geese marks the beginning of goose hunting
season. This year, they decided to do something different. According to Rick
Hertz of the Hair Hut, "We wanted to have something special for the
millennium and what better for a keepsake than this large medallion?" The
Chamber of Commerce, the town officers and more than 50 other participating
merchants combined to make this promotion successful. The $10 tokens will be
legal tender in Kindersley until Jan. 3, 2000. Banks and merchants bought
them from the Y2K Committee for $ 10 each. The businesses then sell them to
customers or give them out in change. The town accepts them for payment of
water bills and other services. After Jan. 3, the Y2K Committee will buy
back any tokens. From a collector viewpoint, that was an easy promise to
make. Canadian municipal trade tokens are an active collecting area. This
token is the first bimetallic circulating municipal trade token. Its design
celebrates peace in the new millennium. Also, the token has a high
denomination. Also, the residents of Kindersley understand that to remain
collectible, their circulating tokens must remain Uneirculated. So, the
coins travel about in little plastic holders that also contain a certificate
of authenticity. Only 1,500 were struck. The issuers also created an
additional three-token presentation set that contains a regular bimetallic
token as well as gold-plated and silverplated versions. "We think they will
make fantastic Christmas gifts, a unique memento of a unique event and of
our town," said Nancy Torry, the program coordinator. According to the town
Web site, they are proud of their reasonable taxes and land costs, young
population and a community college. "Optimism for the future and confidence
in the strength of community have always been driving forces in Kindersley,
and so they remain today." They call Kindersley "the town of high flying
fun". The token features a dove and the word for "peace" in 36 languages.
For more information, contact
Eligi Consultants Inc.
PO. Box 11447, Station H
Nepean, Ontario K2H 7V 1
Telephone or fax (613) 823-3844


--Remark WBCC Focal Point: These Bi-metallics items were earlier mentioned
in WBCC Newsmail 162, item 5.

"See" you next week,
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