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

WBCC Newsmail 191, Volume 5, April 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,

Before an article is put in the weekly WBCC Newsmail, sometimes several
E-mails are send to make sure the information is correct as possible. In
this week's WBCC Newsmail, all the articles are "correct". I hope you enjoy
reading it !!

1. A new WBCC member...by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

We have a new member. Let me introduce him to you:

Name:          Gary Heberline, USA
E-mail:          DragonsLair001@aol.com
Age:             39
Profession:   Computer programmer
Hobby/Goal: To obtain one example of every Bi- and Tri-metal coin, by DATE.
Against:       Cleaning coins and removing them from original packaging.

2. My new E-mail address (1)..........Gionatha Ferrari, Itlay

Please read my E-mail address:  Gionatha Ferrari (WBCC member #63)
gionatha.ferrari@tin.it

3. Bi-metallic 1 Real 1999 from Brasil.. by Carlos Suarez, Uruguay

I think it is new to the WBCC members, but I could obtain the 1999
Bi-metallic 1 Real from Brasil. It has the same design as the 1998 issue:
the Allegorical portrait. A picture can be seen in the WBCC Homepage:
http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.html

4. Bi-metallic Bahamas transit token...........by Cliff Anderson, USA

The new Bi-metallic token in the WBCC Homepage
http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.html is from Paradise
Island Bridge, in Nassau, Bahamas. It is a itransportation token with no
mint mark, but it looks almost exactly like the Atlantic City Expressway
token. The center is in the form of a palm tree and the blue coloring is
worn, but quite distinct.  It is the same design on both sides.
Since it is not a Canadian or US transit token, it is not listed in the
Atwood-Coffee Catalogue. The person who sold it to me at auction said that
its original envelope was marked "600-RA" which may be a listing in another
world catalog.

5. Bi-metallic 100 Escudos 1999, Unicef..by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

As you know (Reference WBCC Newsmail 168, Item 3, the Portugal Mint did made
an error with the 100 Escudos 1999, Unicef, by misspelling PORTGUSA (correct
in PORTUGUESA). Most of these errors were redrawn to the Mint. Still they
are offered in eBay sometimes. The 1999 BU Mint set of Portugal will have
the correct spelled 100 Ecsudos 1999 Unicef in it. This week The portutal
Mint did confirm that circulation pieces of the 100 Escudos 1999 Unicef,
WITH correct spelling are issued !! This week a Portugal Coindealer (who
wants to be not mentioned) who offered me a correct-spelled piece for 20
US$. Personal I think the priece it to high.

6. Bi-metallic Finland 10 Markkaa 2000..by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

In their latest New letter Coin Invest Trust Vaduz from Liechtenstein offer
the new 2000 Finland anual set name "Finnish Winter" with the Bi-metallic 10
Markkaa 2000. The set costs 28 Swiss Franken ( US$)

Order address:
Coin Invest Trust
PO Box 125
FL-9490 Vaduz
Liechtenstein
Tel. + 423 2326454
Fax: + 423 232 0317
E-mail: news@coin-invest.li
Homepage: http://www.coin-invest.li

7. Bi-metallic 1 Euros from Italy Cyties..by Fabio Guerrieri, Itlay

Availables now Italian new Bi-metallic1 Euro token from the
* City Genova
* City Assisi
* City Lombardone
* City Venaria Reale
* City Bagnone
* City Castiglione
If you have interest in these Bi-metallic Euros, dated 1999, contact me at:
guerrie@tin.it

8. New Bi- or Tri-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

* Evans'Token Series
- US $3.50 Winter Book Token from H.C. Evans & Co. of Chicago
- US $3.50 Trade Token Evans Console Line of H.C. Evans & Co. Chicago
- US $5.00 Trade Tokens - Evans Console Line.  2 Varieties one has 5.00
punched
- US$10.00 Token - Evans Black Daimond from H.C. Evans & Co. of Chicago
- US$3.50 Token Evans Bang Tails - Winter Book from H.C.Evans & Co. of
Chicago.
- US$5.00 & $10.00 Evans Bang Tails - Winter Book Tokens
* US 1 Point Token from Robbin's Palace at Ocean Park, California
* Somalia 2000  250 Shillings Che Guevara
* GB 25 Ecu Fantasy St George

9. Coin World article............by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

The following article can be read in the April 3rd edition of Coin World in
the section Coin World International.

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Poland issues new millennium commemoratives

On Feb.16, the National Bank of Poland launched two new coins for
collectors, commemorating the year 2000. The 200-zloty coin is a precious
metal ringed bitnetal coin consisting of three parts, struck in gold and
silver. The 2-zloty ringed bimetal coin consists of two parts, struck in
'golden nordic' an alloy of copper, aluminnum and tin, and coppernickel. The
golden nordic ring is yellovv in color; the copper-nickil ring is white.
According to the National Bank of Poland, the year 2000 is a 'landmark under
all latitudes'. The attraction for round numbers is undeniable, they assert.
'Although we live in the era of computers and the Internet, satellite
communication and robotization, we are still inclined to treat round dates
as magical'. The obverse of the -zloty base metal coin features an array of
0s and ls to symbolize the computer and information processing. A helix of
DNA is also on the obverse, as is a computer chip, the ROK 2000 (Year 2000)
logo, and other elements. The reverse of the 2-zloty base metal coin
features a surface that has been machined to allow two images to flash back
and forth depending on the angle of view. The central core or inner circle
of the coin depicts the sun, Earth and moon. For more information, click on
the National Bank of Poland's Web site in English at www.nbp.pl/home_en.html

--Unquote

--Remark WBCC Focal Point: Reference to WBCC Newsmail 181 item 12, it was
the first time the Tri-metallic 200 Zloty and Bi-metallic 2 Zloty 2000 were
mentioned in the WBCC Newsmail.
 

"See" you next weeks,
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@elderwyn.com
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 Developement Centre, Jack Hepler, USA, leslie.j.hepler@saic.com
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands, martinp@westbrabant.net