Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 173, Volume 4, December 4, 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,

Again a nice and great WBCC Newsmail this week.
I hope you enjoy reading it!!

1. Bi-metallic from Australia.........by Rod Sell, Australia

The Royal Australian Mint Year 2000 Coin Program lists
* April $5 Bi-metallic with "Phar Lap". (Our most famous Race Horse)
* October $10 Bi-metallic Millennium Series "The Present"
I will advise more details, such as price etc. when they are known.

2. Bi-metallic from Falkland Islands....Martin Peeters, Netherlands

The following message I received from J. Larouche (Non WBCC member,
Homepage: http://www.multimania.com/quebec1/world):

I've just heard that Falkland Island will release a new commemorative coin
(Bi-metallic 2 Pound) not for circulation about the new millenium. I don't
know anything about design but I'm sure of this information. I
don't know when this coin will be release.

It was confirmed by Lesley Waite (PA Financial Secretary, Falkland Islands)
who send me the following message:
The Falkland Islands Government will issue, as part of our Millennium
celebrations a 2 Pound (Bi-metallic) commemorative coin. The coin will
however, not be put into general circulation.

3. Bi-metallic Gaming Token from Austria...by Wolfgang Schuster, Austria

I saw the following Bi-metallic Gaming Token,  25mm, yellew ring, used by
Freizeit Veranstaltungsgesellschaft E.Riedl, Multiplex, A - 2351 Wiener
Neudorf (near >Vienna) in their Games World Center obv: "1", Games World -
Token in the center // only for amusement - nicht ruckzahlbar (=non
refundable) in circular legend rev: "R", Familien- und Freizeit Center Games
World in center // circular legend same as obv.

I will send anybody who wants the piece a specimen. To cover postage and
costs I only need to receive US$ 2.- in cash for European orders or US$ 3.-
for foreign orders. If more than I specimen is needed an extra $ should be
added. My address:

Wolfgang Schuster
Heiligenstadterstrasse 193/1/2
1190 Vienna

4. Bi-metallic search..........by Seung-woo Choi, Korea

I have a little news for WBCC members. In regard to Britain Bi-metallic 2
pounds 1999 regular design, I actually have a piece with me. When I received
the newsletter, I was travelling in London, and in order to find this piece,
I have visited about 11 banks, and looked through hundreds (only God knows
how many) of 2 pounds Bi-metallic coins they had in stock and after a hard
work found 1 piece ! But that was it and I could not find any more although
there were a lot of Rugby Bi-metallic coins.

So this confirms that there is a regular issue dated 1999 for this coin.

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

This weeks new pictures in the WBCC Homepage:

* Jersey encased 1954 Farthing for Chelsea Hotel
* Israel 1999 10 Sheqalim with Hannuka Lamp
* New Zealand 2000 $10. Reverse is Gold plated
* US  Allentown Pennsylvania Ticket
* US Tokens  from Uncle Billy's of North Beach Maryland
There are no denominations, however the token come in 3 sizes.
* US $1 Trade Token from George W Dudley of Akron Iowa
* US 5 Cent Trade Token / Scrip from J.W. Wolford of Linton Indiana
* Finland 2000 10 Markka Medal

6. My updated homepage...by Michael Duran, USA

Doran Numistmatics is pleased to announce that it has updated its pricelist
of World and Bi-Metallic Coins. This update will be the last one of 1999,
and the next one should be ready in early January. In the meantime, there is
a few new additions in the World Coins inventory, and also quite a few more
in the Bi-Metallic Coins inventory:

"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