Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 203, Volume 5, July 1, 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,

It was a quiet week regarding Bi-metallics. Still things to report.
I hope you enjoy reading it !!

1. My tempory E-mail address..by Jack Hepler, USA

Please notice my tempory E-mail address: Jack Hepler (WBCC Developement
Centre): mailto:hepler@earthlink.net

2. Bi-metallic Poland 10 Zlotych 2000...by Michael Doran, USA

In the WBCC Homepage
http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.htmlnow pictures of a
new 2000 Poland Bi-metallic 10 Zlotych commemorative coin celebrating the
1,000th Anniversary of the Convention in Gniezno. I first saw this coin at
the Mid-America Coin Show in Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois on June 23rd at
one of the dealers table. I saw it and I told the dealer who had it that it
was Bi-metallic, but didn't believe me until he looked at it closer and
agreed with me that it was a Bi-metallic. When I got home that evening, I
looked up this coin in the National Bank of Poland website
(http://www.nbp.pl/en) and was surprised to learn that the entire coin was
.925 fine silver but is in two parts with the centre part being oxidized
.925 silver and the ring part being regular .925 fine silver. Here is the
information that I got from the National Bank of Poland website.

Obverse: On the right, in a stylized oval, an image of the Eagle as the
State Emblem of the Republic of Poland, and the year of issue: 2000. On the
left, a stylized image of the obverse of Boleslaw Chroby's coin (denar). A
semicircular image above: RZECZPOSPOLITA. Below, and inscription: 10 ZL. At
the bottom, a semicircular inscription: POLSKA. Under the left talon of the
Eagle, the mint mark: MW
Reverse: Stylized images of sitting both Boleslaw Chroby and Otto III. At
the background, an ornament and elements of the Roman architecture. Above, a
semicircular inscription: 1000-LECIE (1000th Anniversary). At the bottom, a
stylized lion on a runner. In the rim, an inscription: ZJAZDU W GNIEZNIE (of
the convention in Gniezno).

The coin is in Proof finish, and with a diameter of 32mm, and a mintage of
32,000 pcs.

This coin can be viewed at:
http://www.nbp.pl/en/banknoty/index.html in the section collectors coins

3. WBCC and ANA..........by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club will attend the ANA World's Fair
of Money® in Philadelphia held from August 9-13, 2000. WBCC member Ray
Lockwood has the possiblity to get all the arrangments we need to expose the
WBCC to the USA numismatic communities, coindealers and the US public. Ray
is now the WBCC Focal Point ANA Convention 2000. The WBCC ANA member number
is C185724. The annual dues are $29.00 which Ray has paid.


simply send Ray a FREE-WILL DONATION! Thanks!  If you want to know about it
or make an donation,  just E-mail Ray: mailto:sunray@conteck.com

4. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game (#203)...by Jack Hepler, USA

In 1992, Mexico released a new series of coins which included ringed
bi-metallics.  In fact, there are more denominations of the Mexican series
than released for general circulation in any other country.  How many
different denominations were issued in 1992.
a. 3
b. 4
c. 5
d. 6

Please send your answer to me: mailto:helperj@earthlink.net (Please notice my other
E-mail adress)
Next week you can read the correct answer.

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #202. The third metal of the Czech
Republic 50 Korun is steel, answer "c"

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

This weeks new pictures in the WBCC Homepage:
* Germany Zodiac Bi-metallics
* German Bi-metallics and Italian Bi-metallic Car wash Tokens
* Poland 2000 10 Zlotych 1000th Anniversary of the convention in Gniezno.
* China Shenyang Mint  Hong Kong Return Medal
* China Return of Hong Kong Pack

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

Copyright story reprinted by permission of Amos Press Inc. from the June 19,
2000 issue of Coin World, Sidney, OH.

Slovenian officials reject bimetailic pieces struck to mark historic events

Six privately produced pieces using designs rejected by the Slovenian
government are featured by Joel Anderson in the spring issue of Calcoin
News, the quarterly journal of the California State Numismatic Association.
The bimetallic pieces commemorate separate milestones in Slovenian history.
They bear designs that were approved as coins by the Bank of Slovenia, but
rejected by the government for political reasons. Each of the pieces is
available within Slovenia for their face value of 3 euros, according to
Anderson. The pieces are 26 millimeters in diameter and have a reeded edge.
They are composed of an 18 mm brass center surrounded by a stainless steel
outer ring. Limited to 2,000 of each design, the pieces were produced by
Zlarstvo graverstvo Kranj of Novo Mesto, Sloevnia. T'he six pieces have a
common reverse featuring a symbolic picture of the euro symbol and the
number 3, surrounded by a reverse legend that translates to "Republic of
Slovenia Three Euros". The themes are the 80th anniversary of the founding
of the SHS, the former Kingdom of Serbs, Croatians and Slovenes that went on
to become Yugoslavia in 1929; the 80th anniversary of the union with
Prekmurje; 50 years of the annexation of part of Primorska;150 years of
United Slovenia; 1,250 years of the written Slovene word - the Cedad Script;
and the Millennium. Virginia Hall addresses the fascination collectors have
held for the distinctive signature of Francis Elias Spinner, signed as EE.
Spinner, on U.S. fractional currency. Spinner served as U.S. treasurer from
1861 to 1875. Hall illustrates the metamorphosis to which the signature was
subjected. He provides examples from 1825 at age 23, in 1836 as sheriff, in
1859 as cashier of Mohawk Bank, in 1860 as a member of Congress. Again in
1865 as treasurer, in 1876 upon retirement, and 1890, at age 88, six weeks
before his death. Theresa Lund shares an insightful exploration into the
life of Sacagawea, the Indian guide and interpreter for the Lewis and Clark
expedition for a westward passage during the early 1800s. The journal
includes a detailed listing of CSNA medals that have been issued since 1964,
identifying the city where the convention was held, the theme of each medal
and the number of medals issued according to metallic composition. Annual
CSNA dues are $ 15. Dues and correspondence should be addressed to CSNA
Corresponding Secretary, Box 1746, Upland, CA 91785. ©

--Remark WBCC Focal Point: The mentioned six Bi-metallic pieces of the 3
Euro pieces are available at Joel Anderson
(http://www.joelscoins.com/bimetal2.htm), E-mail:mailto:orders@joelscoins.com

"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 ANA 2000 Convention, Ray Lockwood, USA, sunray@comteck.com
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands, martinp@westbrabant.net