Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 207, Volume 5, July 22, 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,

This is my last WBCC Newsmail before I go for my vacation to the USA.
The next 3 WBCC Newsmails (#207, #208 and #209) will be composed by Paul Baker,
WBCC Research Centre. So please send your nice articles about Bi-metallics
to: 85@wbcc.fsnet.co.uk . When I'm in the USA I sure will write someting
about Bi-metallics. For this week I again hope you enjoy reading it !!

1. WBCC Encased available now...by Jack Hepler, WBCC Developement Centre

The WBCC Encased Coins of the World have arrived and orders are ready to be

Please send your payment to:
Jack Hepler
3557 Graham Meadows Place
Richmond, VA 23233-6659

For the Ensaced 4-Coin Set send $10 US per set for orders going to US or
Canadian Addresses or $11 for addresses outside the US and Canada. Insurance
and registration are extra. Individual encased coins are $3, please specify
country desired: Australia, Canada, Netherlands, US.

For orders going to European addresses send payment to:
Martin Peeters
Amer 7
4761 HS Zevenbergen

Pictures of these exquisite WBCC Encased coins can be seen in the WBCC Homepage.

2. ANA Philidelphia.........by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

When I'm in the USA I will attend the ANA in Philidelphia, held from 10th to
13th August. The CSNS (Central States Numismatic Society) will host the WBCC
at the ANA, booth #1237. If you visite the ANA please visit us. I will stay
the nights in the Clarion Suites Convention Center Hotel, 1010 Race St,
Philadelphia, PA 19107 (E-mail: clarion@op.net). Together with Ray Lockwood
we have planed a meeting in the Hotel on August 11th at 9 AM. The coffee and
rolls as incentive and that donations will be cheerfully accepted. Please
send Ray (E-mail: sunray@comteck.com) a message if you want to visit us.

3. Bi-metallic pattern from Romania...by Rene Muller, Denmark

When you look in the WBCC Homepage, you can see a picture of a Romania
pattern 500 Lei 1999. I bought it from Berliner Münzauktion on their last
auction. They had a series of Romania patterns and this one was among. The
auction catalog claims that the coin is made of a copper ring and a steel
center. The pattern has no edge inscription.

--Remark WBCC Focal Point: The mentioned 500 Lei 1999 pattern is also listed
in TWOB.

4. Bi-metallic from Jamaica...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

The following message I received from Lurane Allen (LuraneA@boj.org.jm) of
the Bank Of Jamaica about their new Bi-metallic 20$ piece:

Each $20 coin will cost about US fifty cents (50c). You may mail your order
to Mrs. Jacqueline Morgan, Director, Public Relations Department, Bank of
Jamaica, P.O. Box 621, Kingston, Jamaica.
If you're paying by cheque/money order, it should be made payable to Bank of
Your order will involve mailing costs, so you need to add an additional sum
for postage. That will depend on how many coins you order and therefore the
weight of the package.

5. Encased from Denmark West Indies.........by Rene Muller

I also just got the new book "Latin American Tokens" (2nd edt.) by Russell
Rulau. In that I noticed an encased coin from the former Danish West Indies.
It is listed under: US Virgin Islands/St. Thomas Island/Charlotte Amalie
(The town)/J. Chr. Jespersen (The issuer). The encased coin is a Danish 1902
1 øre km 8.2. The ring is aluminium and reads (my translation):
J. Chr. Jespersen/Urtekramforretning(herbalstore)/Sct. Thomas
Other side: Held og lykke dig ledsage(May good luck be your companion)/Alle
dine levedage(All your living days)

6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game (#207)...by Jack Hepler, USA

Q#207 The circulating French ringed tri-metallic 20 Francs portrays an image
of a castle.  What is the name of this castle?
a. Mont St Michel
b. Versailles
c. Louve
d. Burgandy

Please send your answer to me: heplerl@saic.com and next week you can read
the correct answer.

Quiz question #206 contained two mistakes.  The denomination being asked
about should have been 10 Dinars.  The two metals in the correct answer are
Aluminum and Stainless Steel.
The correct answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #206:
Algeria issued the 1992 10 Dinar ringed bi-metallic coin composed of two
white metals.  What are the two metals?  Answer d; Stainless Steel and
Aluminum.  Many of the members quickly detected the errors in the question
and the choice of answers and gave the correct response. Thanks for playing
the WBCC Quiz Game.

Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #206; 100% Correct

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

This weeks new pictures in the WBCC Homepage:

* Italy Fanfara degli Alpini 1 Euro nd ( silver center / gold plated ring
* Romania 1999 500 Lei Pattern
* Jamaica $20 bi-metallic coin honouring Marcus Garvey.
* 3 GB  Model Crown by H. Hyam.  H. Hyam reverse
* 1 GB Model Crown by Allen & Moore
* USA Encased Cent from Oak Forest Coin Club

8. Bi-metallic Euro from Italy........by Fabio Guerrieri, Italy

Available now a new italian Euro, Fanfara degli Alpini 1 Euro ND (silver
center / gold plated ring  also availables some Bi-metallic coins, take a
look at my site http://members.xoom.it/guerrie . A picture of this new
Bi-metallic Euro can be seen at the WBCC Homepage:
If you have interest E-mail me at: guerrie@tin.it

9. Bi-metallic from Russia...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

The following message I received from Alexey Kunicin (ecostock1@iname.ru)
about Russia Bi-metallics:

You can see all bimetallic coins , Sale CD catalogue in on line shop
I don`t collect coins, but enclosed for you list avaliable my commerative
coins - if you interested for sale - I can completed for you all bimetallic
Russian and another ex-USSR bimetallic
Best Regards, Alexey.

e-mail : ecostock1@iname.ru
my club: http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/topicalcollectors
stamps page: http://members.xoom.com/ecos650/
CD-Russian coin: http://www.ds-market.ru/tovar/mmcd.htm#cd01
Postal address
656015  Barnaul
p/o box 831

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

Copyright story reprinted by permission of Amos Press Inc. from the July 24,
2000 issue of Coin World, Sidney, OH.

Mexico issues bimetal coins for 2000 release
The Bank of Mexico reports the release of three new 2000 ringed bimetallic
Mexican coins for circulation, all bearing the Mexico City Mint mark. The
bank also announced its 2000 Libertad silver bullion coin and a 5-peso
commemorative coin marking the 100th anniversary of Mexico's naval forces.
The first circulation issue bears a denomination of 10 pesos, is 28
millimeters in diameter and weighs 10.329 grams. The outer ring is composed
of aluminum bronze and the insert is composed of Silver-plated German
silver. The edge is marked with ANO 2000 alternately inverted on a smooth
edge. The obverse bears the national shield of Mexico depicting an eagle
with a snake in its beak. The reverse design within the insert has the
circle of the Aztec calendar that represents Tonatiuh with the fire mask.
There are two bimetallic issues with a 20-peso denomination. The "Fuego
Nuevo" (New Fire) issue bears the national shield on the obverse, and
Xiuhtecuhtli, the god of fire and owner of the time, on the reverse. The
coin measures 32 mm, weighs 15.945 grams, and is composed of an
aluminum-bronze ring and copper-nickel insert.
The second 20-peso bimetallic coin also has an aluminum-bronze ring and
cupro-nickel insert. It measures 32 mm, weighs 15.945 grams, and has the
national shield on the obverse and a portrait of Mexican poet Octavio Paz on
the reverse.
For more information on the circulating issues, contact Claudia Arellano
Hurtado, Banco de Mexico, Numismatic Office. E-mail Claudia Arellano Hurtado
Banco de Mexico Numismatic Office carellan@banxico.org.mz, telephone (5)268
84 70 or fax (5) 268 84 81. Information may also be found by following the
links "Boietines de Prensa" and "Monedas conmemorativas del ano 2000 de uso
corriente (bol. 41)" at the Web site at http://www.banxico.org.mx/
Collectors can get information of such distributors through the bank's Web
site at

"See" you in 3 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