Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 200, Volume 5, June 10, 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,

Celebration time !! You can read now WBCC Newsmail 200. Unique in the
history of the WBCC, in collecting (Bi-metallic) coins and in the history of
the Internet. 200 weeks in a row news about your hobby: Bi- and
Tri-metallics. This week you can read an announcement about WBCC Encased
coins project and the WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game and the WBCC at the ANA in
august. 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: Fredy Rietman (WBCC member #174), Argentina
E-mail: fredy@arnet.com.ar
Age: 43 years
Profession: Employee
Hobby: Collector bimetallic currencies and of ships
Goal: To try to not get all the existen currencies in circulation those of
Against: Lack of time for reasons labor and little knowledge

Name: Antonio Carlos Barbosa da Silva (WBCC member #175), Brazil
E-mail: antonioacbs@ig.com.br
Age: 35
Profession: web designer
Hobby: collecting bi-metallic coins and banknotes and play soccer
Goal: peace between pleople
Against: violence

2. WBCC Encased Coins...by Jack Hepler, USA

The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club Development Center has started a
project to encase world coins. The first coins in the series are to be
produced for the year 2000. The series is planned to include the Australian
5 Cents, Canadian Cent, Netherlands 25 Cents and the US Cent. Technical
limitations have restricted the initial development to coins having a 19 mm
diameter. The 31 mm outer ring will be made of aluminum and commemorate the
WBCC participation in the 2000 World Money Fair in Basel, Switzerland, and
the American Numismatic Association Show in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
|The planned issue date is 31 July 2000. More information will be provided
through the WBCC Newsmail giving ordering instructions and cost, as soon as
these are available. Questions may be directed to Jack Hepler, WBCC
Development Center, mailto:Heplerl@saic.com

3. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game…by Jack Hepler

The WBCC will begin with the 201st Newsmail, a Bi-metallic Quiz Game for
members, new and old. The purpose of the game is to increase member
participation in the Club, and to increase members' knowledge of
bi-metallics and the unique nature of our hobby. The bi-metallic quiz game
is designed to give every member an excellent opportunity to succeed and to
see the results of his/her efforts.  Initially the scope of questions will
be limited to current (since 1980) circulating coins that highlight
uniqueness of each country's coinage or that are of general knowledge.

Questions will be posed in the weekly WBCC Newsmail.  Each question is
multiple choice with usually only one correct answer but there may
occasionally be more than one correct answer. This will require the
participant to read the entire question. Contestants will be asked to
submit their responses to the Development Center for grading and processing.
The correct answer will be posted in the subsequent Newsmail. The tabulated
results of the contest will be published two weeks later. Tabulation will
reflect the population of correct answers.

Here is a sample question:

Q 164.  Which is the smaller (diameter) modern circulating Bi-metallic coin?
a.  One Peso Argentina
b.  10 Sucres Ecuador
c.  Five Shilling Kenya
d.  Two Zloty Poland

A board of expert members will be polled for confirmation of appropriateness
of questions, correct answers, and comments. This is to assure accuracy of
answers and insure the quality of the questions. So look for the first
question in WBCC Newsmail 201 !!

4. Bi-metallic Russia 10 Rouble 2000..by Wadim Nensberg, Russia

Refering to WBCC Newsmail 1999, about the Bi-metallic 10 Rouble 2000, his
coin was minted by Moscow Mint and this mintage is the main one. Just now
same coin is also minted by St.Peterburg Mint. This mintage is the
additional one and more rare.

5. Bi-metallic 500 Yen trial strikes from Japan...by Wolfgang Schuster,

While my visit in Tokyo a Japanese collector told me Japan will have a new
aluminum bronze 500 Yen circulation piece later this year. Trial strikes
have been done on Bi-metallic planchets.  Further no news about it,
specimens of patterns sometimes in Japan only show up after mintmasters have

6. The WBCC Homepage......by Rod Sell, WBCC Homepage Provider, Australia

I doubt any of us could have guessed nearly four years ago that the WBCC
would have grown to the wonderful informative club it is today. When I first
joined in those early days, there were not that many Bi-metallics and the
information about them was very scarce. I found on joining the members were
ready to share all their knowledge, and that there were a lot more
Bi-metallics produced than I knew about. I also found the members were also
very helpful in finding my missing items. As you can see we haven't change
from that assistance, and I am sure new members are in much the same
situation as I was four years ago. With the exception that in the four years
there have been a heck of a lot of Bi-metallic produced so you new members
have a lot of catching up to do. The WBCC has grown in numbers and our
members are in more Countries around the World. This is just as well as
there are more Countries now producing Bi-metallics and we have members who
can supply the information on new items and supply the Bi-metallic from
almost anywhere in the World. It is now almost impossible to collect every
Bi-metallic produced, however I am sure if you wanted to and had the
finances available you still could. Our WBCC Image Library is designed as an
illustrated catalogue of all known Bi-metallics. It is a great source of
information and with the WBCC Newsmail index will help members to see and
know about all Bi-metallics. A club is only as good as the activities of
it's membership. We have a very good club with very active members and I
would ask those of you who have any knowledge about Bi-metallics to share it
with the rest of us. Information and active dicussion is never wasted. There
are still a lot of unknowns especially about early Bi-metallics and every
little piece of information will help us to view the items in their correct
perspective. Martin is to be congratulated for his production of this weekly
WBCC Newsmail. Every Saturday morning (here in Australia it is Saturday when
it arrives) I read the weekly news with interest to see what new information
and Bi-metallics have been found. We are always open to change. The WBCC
site is designed for information and I have tried to make it as user
friendly as possible. If you have any ideas on ways to improve it please let
me know. However be aware that everything takes time, so if your idea is
time consuming please consider a quicker practical way of doing it. I am
slowly working my way back through the earlier WBCC Newmail items for the
index. In the process the text files are being converted to html files with
links straight to the article concerned. Again this will take time but
eventually it will be fully indexed.

7. The WBCC and ANA...by Ray Lockwood, USA

To: All WBCC Members, from Ray Lockwood, WBCC Member and President of
Central States Numismatic Society.  Subject: ANA Convention in
Philadelphia   Aug. 9-13, 2000

Several of you have indicated that you will be attending the ANA Convention
and that a meeting of WBCC would be desirable. The question is this: Which
day of the Convention is best for YOU? This information is needed very soon
so that we might secure a meeting room. If we do NOT want a meeting room at
the convention center, I would offer my hotel room at the Franklin Wyndam. I
also offer the Central States booth (number 1237) as a meeting place on any
day of the convention. I will display my Bi- metallic collection at this
booth. Please let us (via E-mail sunray@comteck.com or E-mail
martinp@westbrabant.net) hear from YOU if attending ANA !

8. Bi-metallic Joseph Moore's model halfpenny and penny pieces.by Paul
Baker, UK

The Bronze pre-decimal 1 Penny coins, that most of us will have often seen,
are coins most of us will likely remember as being rather large. But these
were small in comparison to the pre-1860 1 Penny coins. These older pieces
were Copper, of 34mm diameter and at almost 19 grams they were twice the
weight of their Bronze sucessors. In the 1840's, in an attempt to see what a
smaller coinage might look like, Joseph Moore (1816-1892) produced a set of
pattern/model coins as a proposal for a new coinage.
Joseph Moore was a well known engraver and medallist from Birmingham. He was
first apprenticed to die-sinker Thomas Halliday, who was responsible for the
production of many of the tradesmans' tokens. Moore then went on to work for
himself and partnered John Allen for a period of time (approx. 1840-1858),
some pieces during that came about from this partnership bear the initials
"A" and "M" (Allen and Moore). It was during this period that Moore produced
his model coins. Designs were made and a small number of pieces made in
1844. These patterns were, of course, never adopted as coinage of the realm.
However, a mass issue, comprising a number of types, based on the earlier
patterns was produced around 1848. As many as ten-thousand or so pieces were
made of some of the denominations. The likely intended use was for these
pieces to be used as toys or counters. These pieces proved to be rather
popular with the public, so much so in fact that the Royal Mint had to
publicly disclaim them from having legal tender status.
There were a number of denominations including tiny 1/32 Farthing (none
currently known in any collections), 1/16 Farthing and 1/8 Farthing none of
which have ever existed as real coins. Plus at the other end of the scale a
1 Florin and a 1 Crown. The other denominations were 1/4 Farthing, 1/2
Farthing, 1 Mille (apparently in lieu of 1 Farthing), 1/2 Penny and 1 Penny.
For both the 1/2 Penny and the 1 Penny there were two general types and some
varieties of one type of each of these two denominations were ringed
Bi-metallics. (The three varieties of the 1 Crown are ringed Bi-metallics
too - a bit more will be said about these later).
The Bi-metallic 1/2 Penny and 1 Penny seem to be the most often encountered
of the Moore's Models with the 1 Penny being the commoner denomination of
the two. These Bi-metallics would also seem to be the Moore's Models for
which there are the most varieties.

The different varieties to be found of the Bi-metallic 1/2 Penny and 1 Penny

* 1 Penny - these all have a Copper outer with a 22.5mm diameter and overall
a fairly simple design.
The pieces that are available in great enough numbers to be collectable all
have obverse design - inner - portrait of Victoria with legends "VICTORIA
REG:" around it and outer - legend "ONE PENNY" above and "MODEL" below,
reverse - inner large numeral "1" and outer is as per obverse. The pieces
like this are split into two varieties some have Copper outer and
Nickel-Zinc inner and about one tenth as many have Copper outer and Brass
Two other varieties of the above Bi-metallic exist - the first is with Ni-Zn
centre as above but with the word "PENNEY" instead of "PENNY" on the
obverse. The second other variety is also with Ni-Zn centre as above, but
has the date "1844" on both sides in place of the word "MODEL", the "1" on
the reverse of the inner is smaller and the portrait on the obverse has
around it the legend "VICTORIA REGINA". The total number existing of these
two varieties could well be less than ten pieces.
Finally for this denomination it must be mentioned that the commoner type
with the Ni-Zn centre can often be found with quite visible die-cracks and
with at least three variations in the position of the start of the word
"VICTORIA" near the portrait.

* 1/2 Penny - these all have a Copper outer with a 19.5mm diameter and again
a fairly simple design.
These are rather similar in design to the One Penny coins. All have obverse
design - inner - portrait of Victoria inbetween the letters "V" and "R" and
outer - legend "HALF PENNY" above and "MODEL" below, reverse - inner central
horizontal line with numeral "1" above and numeral "2" below, the outer is
as per the outer of the obverse. There are pieces with brass centres
(sometimes silvered) and pieces with Ni-Zn centres. Varieties in punctuation
of the "V" and "R" on the obverse are often encountered too. These 1/2 Penny
models are often 50 per cent or so more expensive than the 1 Penny models of
similar grade, this must be some indication of the relative abundance of the
two denominations.

There are some other British Bi-metallic models from this period - though
not as common as the smaller Bi-metallics - these model crowns are not too
hard to find - here in the U.K. start at around 10 Pounds. There are a
number of Bi-metallic pieces of one sort or another for from countries for
this period but it seems they are all quite hard to find.

So in light of the model halfpenny and model penny pieces being the easiest
19th century Bi-metallics to obtain and since compostion and die varieties
abound it is planned that the WBCC will do a survey of the pieces that all
WBCC members wish to send in details of. An illustrated questionaire on a
webpage would seem to be the best way of doing this. The WBCC Homepage
already has a number of relevant images for this but perhaps it needs a few
more. The page currently with all of these images is at
http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive?7513/wbcce-i/gb.html . If you have a
piece that is different in some way to all of those on the website then
please send Rod Sell an image if possible. Any such image will be a great
help for a survey page.

9. Bi-metallic Transit Tokens...by Cliff Anderson, USA

For the occasion of WBCC’s 200th Newsmail I’m sending (can be seen in the
WBCC Homepage:http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.html ) in
the images and descriptions of the hard-to-find US and Canadian Bi-metallic
transit tokens. These are the ones that are rare or not readily found. Yet I
did locate their images in the second volume of the Atwood-Coffee catalogue.
Here they are, with additional description or comments appearing in the

* IL-460A, Kankakee, Illinois, Kankakee Electric Ry. Co., copper "K" in
aluminum; obsolete. This railway opened its road on July 20, 1891.

* IA-290A, Denison, Iowa, Hilton’s Transfer, "Good From Hotels and Depots
Only"; notice how this piece resembles the style of many Bi-metallic US
trade tokens.

* KS-770B, Oswego, Kansas, Alexander McCully Livery, Bus & Transfer, "Return
Check to Hotel, Phone 60. Open Day and Night.  Always on Time"; encased
Indian Head penny; obsolete.

* KY-510BR, Louisville, Kentucky, Royal Blue Yellow Cab, "Four Can Ride the
Price of One, Two Miles for 25c, City 1600".

* MD-060O, Baltimore, Maryland, Central Railway Co., "Good for One Child’s
Fare"; nickel "C" in copper; obsolete.

* MI-525A, Jackson, Michigan, Jackson Street Railway; copper "J" in
aluminum; issued in 1891; obsolete.

* MI-845A, Saginaw, Michigan, Union Street Railway Co., "Good For One Fare",
copper "S" in aluminum.

* MI-845B, Saginaw, Michigan, Union Street Railway Co., "Childrens Ticket";
nickel star in aluminum.

* MI-845C, Saginaw, Michigan, Union Street Railway Co., "Labor Ticket";
nickel "S" in aluminum.

All these Saginaw Union Street Railway pieces were issued in 1889 and are
now obsolete.

* TX-445M, Houston, Texas, Fidelity Bank Zone Token; blue center in bronze;
issued in 1962 for about one year as the bank moved addresses. The tokens
were given to customers who lived near the old location to ride the Shoppers
Special bus to and from the new location.  Notice how this token resembles
other "zone tokens".

* ON-325B, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Guelph Railway, school check, copper "W"
in aluminum. The Guelph Railway opened its road in 1903 and ceased
operations in 1939. It operated 9 miles of track.

* PQ-345B, Hull, Quebec, Hull Electric Co., "Good for One Fare"; aluminum
"H" in copper, 6 sided.

* PQ-345E, Hull, Quebec, Hull Electric Co., "Good for One Fare"; copper "W"
in aluminum, 4 notches in circumference.

* Hull Electric Co. was incorporated in January 1895 and operated between
Ottawa, Hull and Aylmer. In 1945 it operated 22 streetcars over 28 miles of
track. The system was owned by International Paper Co. of New York City,
which discontinued service in 1946.

10. Tri-metallic 20 Euros...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

This week I saw in eBay 2 new Tri-metallic 20 Euros dated 1997:
The first is from Spain and depicts Picasso
The second is from France and depicts Henri Matisse

I really have some doubts they were struck by the Spannish or French Mint.
Picture can be seen, thanks to Paul Davis, Canada, in the WBCC Homepage:

11. My Bi-metallic Story........by Paul Baker, UK

So at last we reach another big milestone in the life of the WBCC - we are
upto Newsmail 200. The last milestone this big was, of course, the 100th
Newsmail back in July 1998 which does sound a long time ago. To think that
the WBCC is twice as old now as it was then and still the membership
increasing at a similar rate.
The other day I had a look back at the stories contributed by members to the
100th Newsmail - I hope we get lots of nice stories again this time. Looking
particularly at my contribution from back then it seems I must pass comment
on the last few comments from my piece. I said:

>>Finally, I must point out two things I think the WBCC should try and do in
the future:<<

After reading just that bit for the first time in quite a while I wondered -
oh dear what did I say - and rightly so, I suggested these two things that
the WBCC should do:

>>(1) forget about any idea of a committee/board for the club - these are
suited in some organisations but not here<<

Mmmmmmmmmmm..... and what did I do about six months after writing the
above - I joined the "committee/board" of the WBCC. So today I should
explain myself a bit - yes I am the "Research Centre of the WBCC" and this
is a "committee/board" position - but although the WBCC board has some
similarities with those of other clubs and organisations that you may be
faimilar with - I feel that being a board member just means HELPING with the
club more and that is what I try to do. I see the club as being a great
encourager of finding Bi-metallics and finding information about Bi-metallic
and it is the information finding which seems to get the greater proportion
of my collecting time - be it new types of Bi-metallic coins, the
specifications of Bi-metallic coins (sizes, materials, makers etc..) or even
"finding" new members. At the same time my interest in coins other than
bi-metallics remains high - these two things fit well together for me.

Secondly, in July 1998 I suggested that:

>>(2) the WBCC seems to be lacking in members who are resident in Africa -
am I right in thinking that we have no members from Africa at the moment ?
Can anyone "find" some possible members who live there ?<<

Still we have no members in Africa. Nearest we have to this is a number of
members in Israel - not too far from Africa. Internet access in Africa is
still limited and as yet the only on-line coin collectors in Africa I know
of are a few in South Africa. But surely it is just a matter of time before
someone "appears" in the club from that part of the world - a part of the
world that can often be a bit challenging in numismatic terms.

So what do I hope for the future this time around ? Well - think of this -
by the time of the 300th Newsmail - if all goes to plan (!!!) - the legal
tender, 1 and 2 Euro denominated Bi-metallic coins will be in BIG use
throughout the EU (mainly those participating countries). About these coins,
I feel that with at least the issues of a few countries, there will be
differences in the surface finish and other exacting details for partcicular
types - due to the likely use of more than one mint for the manufacture of
the blanks/coins for some of the new coin types. This "recoinage" is a VERY
big effort and many mints right around the world have been very busy.
Finding some of these varieties and evidence that they should exist (details
of minters etc..) will be a big challenge for the WBCC.

12. My Bi-metallic Story.........by Frans Dubois, Netherlands

I wonder..
Writing this contribution to this special Newsmail I am wondering what
happened to me since I found my first Bi-metallic and started collecting
this special kind of coins. I can say that it changed my life in a way!
Collecting Bi-metallics became more and more a kind of addiction to me, it
'eats' my time and money, at least that is what Marion, my wife says about
it. (She says that I am even talking about it in my sleep but I cann't
confirm that....) But more important for me is the new world that opened for
me. This planet is not that big and there are a lot of friends among the
people on earth! I met so many new friends all over the world. So it was not
only my collection of these little Bi-metallic pieces that grew but it made
me grow too! Who else can say that he has so many friends all over the
world? From China to the U.S and from Australia to Canada, I found new
friends in so many countries! at is the first thing that I am thinking about
when I am writing this. Of course my goal for the future is to find a lot of
new Bi-metallic coins for my friends and my own collection, but there is
another goal. In the past period I was happy to meet some of the WBCC
members in real and that was fantastic. I hope to meet more in the next
future, especialy the members that I contact frequently! Happy collecting
for the future!

13. Bi-metallic coins and I..........by Otto Komornik, Israel

Collecting certainly is a life's ingredient, rooting down to the cradle of
the civilization. We humans  are always attracted to  functional and
practical aspects, beauty and variety of things intrigues us humans, making
us to collect them.
These festinating, mostly metal made pieces, dominating the commercial world
as early as + - 700 BC. are ever growing in complex production, providing a
great deal of information making the hobby multidimensional, more
interesting, more desirable.
In more then sixty years of collecting coins, and lately Bi-metallics, I
often ask my self, where do I go  from here? It is not an easy task to deal
with new issues. It is a frustrating experience to wait on shipments. It is
a hell of a job to stove them, it's a pain in the back to transport them,
but it is a tremendous fan to have them to colect them and I love them.

14. My Bi-metallic Story...........by Dave Webster, USA

I was in the U.S.Navy from 1951-1971. During that time I had service in
several countries and always brought home coins. Thes were put in a jar and
forgotten Then in 1964 I decided to collect coins seriously. I put these
coins in 2x2's in a 3 ring binder. I then of course began to put U.S coins
from circulation in Whitman folders and bought coins from the U.S Mint. My
first encounter with Bi-metallics was when we visited our daughter who was
in the Army in Livorno Italy. We toured Italy, France & Monaco for some
countries. These 3 countries got me hooked on Bi- and Tri-metallic coins. Of
course Canada on our northern border provided some more. Then I bought my
first K7M catalogue(1995) and found out several other countries had issued
Bi-metallics. My first dealer purchace was the Russian animal/bird series.
It was all up hill from there. I now have 229 coins and 24 duplicates. The
duplicates occured due to my haste to get all I could and not keeping good
records of what I had already ordered.

15. My Bi-metallic (2 Dollar) Story.......by Kyle Mutcher, Canada

I now have a new toy that lets me take better close up shots of my coins so
I took some updated pictures of the "Extra Mountain $2" and a $2 that was
struck with a clashed die You can see them in the WBCC Homepage:
http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.html. The clashed die
coin has an incuse outline of the Queen's crown above the bear's back, some
people mistake this for the Extra Mountain variety. I think this will help
clear up some of the confusion. I also included a close up of a $2 with out
the clash and with out the extra mountain(Proof and circulation). It'll be
two years soon since the first club meeting took place in my hotel room back
in Los Angeles, how time flies, I'm really looking forward to the meeting in
Philadelphia this summer. I have no firm plans yet as to where I am staying
but if there is a hotel that all the others are going to be staying at
please let me know.
I'm planning to attend the Torex Coin show in Toronto on the weekend of June
16th to the 18th, and if there are any WBCC members that would like to meet
to send me an e-mail at mailto:kmutcher@mb.sympatico.ca
Two weeks ago while passing through Pearson International airport I stopped
to check some of the Foreign exchange booths there that have had some great
coins from all over the world, many of the common Bi-metallic coins and a
few not so common. The operator at one of the booths looked after the
donations that people made to Unicef with their foreign pocket change on the
return flights to Canada from overseas. He would sell the higher
denomination coins and put that into the donation bag and then auction off
all the minor coins and ones that didn't sell through the exchange. He told
me that if I would beat the offer of CA$3 a pound for these left over coins
that they would be mine. I figured that it was all for a good cause so I
offered CA$4 a pound for the bag. I had a windfall of US$100 the day before
so I decided to have fun with it. The bag weighed 37 pounds for a total of
CA$148. There went the windfall :) When I got the chance to go through the
coins I found two hands full of Bi-metallic coins from all over, Ecuador,
France, some Italian and San Marino, Bahrain, Oman, Indonesia, Mexico, and a
Dominican Republic 5 peso, which I had been looking for since 1997 and had
just found one at a coin show in Baltimore a couple months before. The bag
had other treasure too, altho not Bi-metallic I found an Error Canadian 1999
quarter that was struck on a 7 sided foreign coin blank, an error collector
and dealer valued it at around CA$250.

16. My Bi-metallic Story.................by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

You might expect that I would write about the past in this the WBCC Newsmail
200. But no, I want to look forward to the future. I'm sure we will have
exciting years before us regarding Bi-metallics. Looking to the year 2002,
the (Bi-metallic) Euro will be a fact. At least 96 new Bi-metallic Euros
(Yes 96 !!) will be issued. How come it is 96 ? Well the 11 EU countries
will have the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro, and they are already striking these
Bi-metallic Euros. In many countries there are laws that stipulate that the
year the Euros are struck must be on the coin. In Germany there are 6 mints,
hence 6 different mintmarks. Many EU countries have been striking their
Euros since 1999. If you are interested I can send (as an Excel file) an
overview of all the Euros that will be issued in 2002. Several EU countries
(e.g. Denmark, Sweden, Great Britain and Greece) will not join the Euro
currency until a later date. It could be even "worse" for Bi-metallic
collectors. Three non-EU countries (Andorra, San Marino and Vatican) who are
strongly related to the future Euro currency will also issue the Euro. So by
the end of 2002, when we count all possible Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euros, we
will have 96 to collect !! This will be quite a job. I'm sure several WBCC
members will have a great part in helping collectors. Collecting the future
Bi-metallic Euros will be a hell of a job !!

17. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images....by Rod Sell, WBCC Homepage Provider

This weeks new pictures in the WBCC Homepage:

* The Following Somalia Tri-metallics
- Leopard
- Eland
- Hippo
- Ostrich
- Spurfowl
- Weaver Bird
- Starling
- Sunbird
* Germany Schuller Pressen Blanks
* The Following Transit Token images
- IL460A Kankakee
- IA290A Denison
- KS770B Oswego McCully
- KY510BR Louisville Cab
- MD60O Baltimore
- MI525AB Jackson
- MI845A Saginaw
- MI845b Saginaw
- MI845C Saginaw
- TX445M Houston
- ON325B Guelph Railway
- PQ345B  Hull Quebec
- PQ345E Hull W  Quebec
* Somalia 2000  250 Shillings Pope John Paul II
* France 1997 20 Euro Matisse
* Spain 1997 20 Euro  Picasso

"See" you next 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@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