Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 174, Volume 4, December11, 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,

In this weeks WBCC Newsmail, Bi-metallic news from Switzerland, USA,
Thailand, and Andorra, Netherlands. So again a nice WBCC Newsmail this week.
I hope you enjoy reading it!!

1. A new WBCC member?...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

The following message I receved from WBCC member Massimiliano Aiello from

Yesterday, 9th of December 1999, at 03:37 P.M. a new WBCC member (very very
young) was born. His name is Carlo Aiello and his weight is 4,320 Kg. My
wife Daniela and my son are in good health. Everything was good. I hope that
all my friend of  WBCC can participate at my immense happiness.

--Remark WBCC Focal Point: You can congratulate Massimiliano and Daniela on:

2. My new E-mail address..........by Martin Purdy, New Zealand

Please read my new E-mail address: Martin Purdy translate@paradise.net.nz

3. Bi-metallic Sablier Error...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

Refering to WBCC Newsmail 168 item 5 about the Switzerland MTT (Municipal
Trade Token) Sablier, the Huguenin Medailleurs, did made an error. Looking
to the design on the obverse you can read Roman Numerals. At the most left
you can see the Roman VIII. Now it is know there are also pieces struck with
the Roman VII. The following message I received from Charles Chammartin
spokesman of Huguenin Medailleurs, Switzerland:

Yes the Roman Numerals are the problem. During the design phase, for a
reason which we could not find out, the number VIII was wrongly designed as
a VII, Nobody saw it, neither the designer, neither the numerous persons who
looked at the design and improved and finaly approved it, neither the
engraver (the face was completely engraved by hand), neither the production
people. The day of the press conference as we were launching the product,
somebody saw the mistake. What an embarassement !
It took us two weeks to modifiy the tooling, but we had alreday produced
20'000 pieces. Therefore we have two pieces and the collectors are very
happy, they all want to have the two pieces. But I guarantee we did not do
it on purpose !

4. Bi-metallic Trade Token..........by  Cliff Anderson, USA

Last week at a coin show in New Orleans, I found several bimetal trade
tokens from the Zenoria Lumber Co. his Louisiana company operated between
1921 and 1936 in a very small town that still exists as a named crossroads
in Lasalle Parish. It's one of those places that is so remote that people
sometimes say, jokingly, that "you can't get there from here." The main
activity there is now petroleum production. You can see the Zenoria $1.00
piece on the WBCC US Trade Token page in the Louisiana section.

5. Bi-metallics form Thailand minted at Finland Mint...by Martin Peeters

According a spokesman of the Mint of Finland Ltd , he confirmed that the
Mint of Finland Ltd minted several of the Bi-metallics 10 Bath from
Thailand. Not clear yet which ones. Will let you know when more information
is available.

6. Tri-metallic from Andorra........by Jeff Tomons, USA

I wanted to let you know that the Andorra Millennium Tri-metallic is being
sold through Lauren Benson, Inc. for US$30 not including postage. They can
be reached at:
Lauran Benson
2535 Tech. Dr., Suite 107
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722
According to their December price list, they should have several of the
coins in stock.

7. Bi-metallic MTT from the Netherlands...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

This week I could obtain e new Bi-metallic MTT (Municipal Trade Token) from
the Dutch city Oirschot. A picture of this new Bi-metallic MTT can be seen
in the WBCC Homepage:

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

This weeks new pictures in the WBCC Homepage:
* Algeria 1996 20 Dinars
* Austria  Gaming Token
* Netherlands Year 2000 5 Gulder MTT from Oirschot
* GB 1999 Normal reverse 2 Pound

9. Bi-metallic offers.......Joel Anderson, USA

I have added a number of new issues to the  Web Site Specials page
http://www.joelscoins.com/offers.htm including many Bi-metallic offers.

Joel Anderson
phone/fax: 1 209 722-5426
PO Box 3016
Merced CA 95344-1016

"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