W.B.C.C.
Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 178, Volume 5, January 8, 2000
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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,

Although this weeks WBCC Newsmail is short, still great Bi-metallic news.
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.

Frans Dubois
Lazaruskade 12
2802 ES Gouda
Netherlands

To remember, price of one token is 5 US$ and 1 US$ for postage in Europe.
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:dubois.f@wxz.nl
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:

Jack Hepler
3557 Graham Meadows Place
Richmond, VA 23233-6659
USA

E-mail: LESLIE.J.HEPLER@saic.com

Thanks to Frans Dubois (Netherlands), Jack Hepler (USA), Norman Bowers
(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 new WBCC
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
E-mail:       vdbrul@hotmail.com
Age:           49
Profession: Financial manager
Hobby:       Collecting (Bi-metallic) coins, banknotes, medals, bridge
Goal:         Be happy
Against:     Injustice

Name:        Rob Fritsch (WBCC Newsmail #157), USA
E-mail:       bobfritsch@earthlink.net
Age:           54
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 1998,
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
portraits)
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 Visitor Center
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
information:

--Quote
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
pack).
--Unquote

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:
http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.html

* US Silver Strike from Gold Country Motor Inn of Elko Nevada
* 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
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