Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 179, Volume 5, January 15, 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, martinp@westbrabant.net
Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,

Next week (January 21 till 23) 3 representives (Frans Dubois, Jack Hepler
and Martin Peeters) of the WBCC will attend the World Money Fair at Basel.
Because of this, next week's WBCC Newsmail will be composed made by Cliff
Anderson (WBCC Public Relations), E-mail: chander@mciworld.com. So please
send your Bi-metallic news for next week's WBCC Newsmail to Cliff and keep
him busy.
This weeks WBCC Newsmail has some interesting Bi-metallic news, so I hope
you enjoy reading it !!

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

We have 2 new members. Let me introduce them to you:

Name:        Ben Gomm (WBCC member #158), USA
E-mail:        ben_gomm@ida.net
Age:           43
Profession: Contractor
Hobby:       Collect NW USA Tokens, Boy Scout Memorabilia, Czarist Russia
Goal:         To build a museum of my collecting interests

Name:        Joel Larouche (WBCC member #159), Canada
E-mail:        quebec1@multimania.com
Age:           19
Profession: College student
Hobby:       Coins collectors, sports (Volleyball), music, movie
Goal:          Studying Biology at University

2. Bi-metallic 500 Fils 2000 Bahrein..by Massimiliano Aiello, Italy

The Newest Bi-metallic Coin from the small emirate island of Bahrain is tht
500 Fils 2000. It celebrates the New Millennium. The image shows the Pearl
Monument which stand tall in its capital city of Manama & the year 2000. The
monument is also called the Gulf Co-operation Council Monument. The 6
Columns represent the Gulf States holding a large Pearl.

3. Bi-metallic 2,000 Won from Korea (1)...........by Joel Larouche, Canada

South Korea have released a new commemorative Bi-metallic coin (2000 Won) on
4th January 2000. Issued by The Bank of Korea in January 4th ,  Diameter:
28mm (1.1 inch) Weight:10.7g(0.37 oz). I have the picture but it's not mine
so I'll send you when I'll have the authorization to use it.

--Remark Paul Baker WBCC Research Centre: A picture can be seen at:

4. Bi-metallic 2,000 Won from Korea (2)..by Seung-woo Choi, South Korea

Korea's first Bi-metallic coin (denomination 2,000 Won) has been issued on
Jan. 4, 2000 commemorating the new millennium. The mintage is very low
because the coins were issued according to the number of orders received by
the Bank of Korea. Each person, by presenting the ID card at the counter,
was allowed to order 2 pieces only. This coin will never be in circulation
or included in any kind of presentation packs. This coin will only appear in
the coin market if somebody decides to sell his/her portion of 2 pieces. I
personally think the Bank of Korea came up with the stupidest way of
celebrating the new millennium. But they are doing this because they had a
bitter experience of failure by issuing too many Olympic coins in 1988.
These Olympic coins were so unpopular that the Bank of Korea had to buy back
most of the quantity for re-melting.

However, I heard that the largest coin company in Korea managed to get a few
hundred pieces by sending all its employees to the bank counters for
application. I hope to buy 40-50 pieces within the next week. (Well, at
least they promised me) So, I would like to offer these coins to the WBCC
members as follows :

Please order by e-mail ( swchoi@nexon.co.kr ) with snail mail address. Each
order will be limited to 5 pieces. Each piece costs $5. Shipment by
registered airmail, please add $2 for up to 2 pieces and $3 for 3~5 pieces.
Cash (US Dollar) only. Coins will be dispatched upon receipt of payment.

I would like to exchange this coin with the following if anybody can offer.
(some coins may not have been issued yet)

* Macao 10 Patacas 1999
* Lithuania 2 Litas 1999
* Finland 10 Markkaa EU 1999
* Finland 10 Markkaa 2000
* Gibraltar 2 Pounds 1999 Diomedes
* Gibraltar 2 Pounds 2000 issues
* Singapore $5 2000
* Switzerland 5 Francs 2000
* Any other new issues

5. Bi-metallic 100 Schilling from Austria...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

According a brochure of the Austria Mint, they have issued on Janyary 19th a
new Bi-metallic 100 Schilling 2000. It commemorates the Minnenium. The Ring
is made of Silver and Copper. The Centre is made of Titanium. A picture of
the new Austria Bi-metallic 100 Schilling can be seen in the WBCC Homepage
http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.html. 50.000 Pieces are
struck in Proof quality, diameter 34mm and the price is 429 Austria
Schilling (About 31,50 US$).

6. Bi-metallic 10 Bath 1999 from Thailand...by Hartmut Schoenawa, Germany

Thailand has just issued a new Bi-metallic coin of 10 Baht 1999. Composition
as usual. The coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of Army medical
department. I am expecting to have this coins by the end of next week. The
price for collectors is DM 2,40 ( US$ 1,25 / Euro 1,25 ) The coin can be
purchased from me:

Hartmut Schoenawa
Ostlandstrasse 12
D 38315  Werlaburgdorf
email: Hartmut.Schoenawa@t-online.de

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

This weeks new pictures in the WBCC Homepage:

* China Return of Macau 40mm Medal
* China 50th Anniversary of PRC  40mm Medal
* China Macau Views Medals The Flower image is common to all 8 Medals
* Croatia 1999 25 Kuna
* San Marino 1982 500 Lire
* China Famous People of the P.R.C
- Mao Ze Dong
- Zhou En Lai
- Song Qing Ling
- Liu Shao Qi
- Zhu De
* Canadian Encased 1967 Cent from Montreal Expo67
* US Encased Cent from 1997 ANA Convention New York
* US Encased Cent Las Vegas Club
* US Encased Cent from Central Illinois Numismatic Assn. of Springfield
* US Encased Cent from Clyde A. Hand of Calumet City, Illinois
* Austria 100 Schilling.  Ring Silver & Copper, centre Titanium.
* Chocolates with Bi-metallic wrapper made in Holland and sold in bags of 6.
* Zambia 1997 5000 Kwacha. Series depicts 10 Chinese Generals.
* WBCC Medal produced for the Basel World Money Fair
* US Silver Strike from Gold Country Motor Inn of Elko Nevada.
* Florida & Michigan State University  Gold & Silver Sugar Bowl Tokens

8. Bi-metallics 5000 Kwacha from Zambia........by Liu Jian, China

Refering to WBCC Newsmail 178, item 3, I can offer the new 5000 Kwacha
Bi-metallic PROOF coins set of Zambia (10 Bi-metallics) for sell and trade,
price for this set is US$120. Please E-mail me at liuj@public.ytptt.sd.cn if
you are interested in this set. Please add a link to the image of this set.

9. 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 !! The picture is in the home page.

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

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: dubois.f@wxs.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

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

Thanks to Frans Dubois (Netherlands), Jack Hepler (USA), Jean Verleg
(Netherlands) and Martin Peeters (Netherlands), this
International project was financially possible.


"See" you in 2 weeks,
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