WBCC Newsmail 178, Volume 5, January 8, 2000
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,
Although this weeks WBCC Newsmail is short, still great
I hope you enjoy reading it !!
1. Bi-metallic from the WBCC....by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
A new WBCC token!
As you all know there is a large coin show in Basel on January
21, 22 and
23. The WBCC will be there to promote our club and for that special
occasion there is issued a new WBCC Bi-metallic token with the WBCC logo on
one side (like the first WBCC token) and the text about the Basel Coin show
on the reverse. 300 Pieces are struck !! A picture is available soon.
WBCC members can order one or more tokens till January 20.
Tokens that are
left after this date will be sold at the coin show in Basel.
How to order this token outside the US:
Frans Dubois will send the token(s) AFTER he has received the payment for
the token(s) and postage.
2802 ES Gouda
To remember, price of one token is 5 US$ and 1 US$ for postage
Registrated mail us 6 US$
3 or more tokens is 2 US$ postage.
If you want more than one token, please contact me at: mailto:email@example.com
As soon as I have received your letter I will send you the token.
Jack Hepler will take the orders from American members back to the U.S to
reduce postage costs to about 1 US$,
A picture will be available soon.
How to order this token from the US:
If the US collectors send the order to Jack Hepler, they can
have the WBCC
token for 5 US$, postage included. Insurance is an additional 1.25 US$.
Orders can be paid for with cash or check. No credit cards, please. Orders
will be mailed out after the Basel Event. Send order to:
3557 Graham Meadows Place
Richmond, VA 23233-6659
Thanks to Frans Dubois (Netherlands), Jack Hepler (USA), Norman
(USA), Jean Verleg (Netherlands) and Martin Peeters (Netherlands), this
International project was financially possible.
PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS WILL BE ONE OF THE CHANCES TO ORDER THE
BI-METALLIC TOKEN. AFTER THE World Money Fair at Basel, THE CHANCES ARE LOW.
2. New WBCC members.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have 2 new members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: Ed van den
Brul (WBCC member #156), Netherlands
Profession: Financial manager
Hobby: Collecting (Bi-metallic) coins, banknotes, medals, bridge
Goal: Be happy
Name: Rob Fritsch
(WBCC Newsmail #157), USA
Profession: Systems Engineer/Analyst
Hobby: Numismatics, Chasing trains; Sherlock Holmes
Goal: Live life to the fullest
Against: Ill-considered coinage
Beliefs: That this year is the final year of the Twentieth
3. Bi-metallic from Zambia.........by Liu Juan, China
I have heard about a Bi-metallic coins set issued by Zambia in
depicts 10 famous Generals of China.(10 types for one set, all Bi-metallics.
Obverse image: National emblem of Zambia and face value
Reverse image: Portrait of a General of China (Total ten different General
Diameter: 38mm each
Face value: 5000 Kwacha each
Metal(Ring/Center): Bra/Silver(Or Silver plated Steel???)
More details unknown yet.
4. Bi-metallic from the USA........by James Snider, USA
President Clinton signed into law the United States Capitol
Commemorative Coin 200,000 $10.00 Bi-metalic gold and platinum coins to be
issued in 2001. A provision in the bill would allow the production of
100,000 $5.00 gold coins if striking a Bi-metallic coin was not found
feasible.surcharges on the Bi-metallic coin would be $35.00. The surcharges
would go to the US capital preservation commission to aid in construction of
a capital visitor center. The coin will commemorate the 200 th. anversary of
the establisment of the seat of government in 1800 and the first meeting of
congress in the capital building on nov.11, 1800.
5. Singapore Mint is Very Customer Friendly...by Larry Friemel, USA
With the new millennium, I wanted to add to my collection what
I think to be
the best non-precious metal example of a Bi-metallic millennium
commemorative -- that is the $5 Singapore millennium medal (previously
mentioned in the WBCC Newsmail 177, item 4). However, getting one has been a
very difficult task until Mr. Dan Tan of the Singapore Mint came to my
rescue this week. I first tried to find one of their circulating coins, but
found it only being distributed at a show. I then tried to purchase the
proof piece for S$28, but found that it had already been over subscribed and
no more were available. Then Mr. Tan sends me an e-mail with the following
We will be releasing for sale on 5th Jan 2000 the Millennium Fortune pack
comprising of two pieces of $5 millennium aluminum bronze and cupro-nickel
bi-metallic circulation coins and a Year 2000 calendar. Each pack is S$19.00
In addition, we need to add postage charge (estimated at S$15.00 for a
This is a great find for a Bi-metallic collector because you
get the new
2000 circulating coin plus the new 2000 millennium coin. Thank you Mr. Tan
and the Singapore Mint for your help and Bi-metallic coinage.
6. New Bi-metallic images......by Rod Sell, WBCC Homepage Provider
This weeks new pictures in the WBCC Homepage:
* US Silver Strike from Gold Country Motor Inn of Elko
* Florida & Michigan State University Gold & Silver Sugar Bowl Tokens
* Singapore Fortune Pack
"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 Homepage Provider: Rod Sell, Australia, Rod.Sell@hlos.com.au
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson, USA, email@example.com
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK, firstname.lastname@example.org
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands, email@example.com