Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 212, Volume 5, September 2, 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 is nice to compose the weekly WBCC Newsmail again, especial when there is
much to report about Bi-metallics. So I hope you enjoy reading it!1

1. Bi-metallic from Albania..........by Wolfgang Schuster, Austria

Albania: Coins will replace 100 leke notes. The Bank of Albania will issue
Bi-metallic coins of 100 leke in September. These are intended to replace
eventually the banknotes of the same value.

2. Bi-metallic 200 Escudos from Portugal...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

WBCC member Francisco Marques from Portugal did send me a picture of the
Portuguese Bi-metallic 200 Escudos 2000. This Bi-metallic coin commemorates
the Olympics in SYdney starting in a few weeks. A picture of this new
Bi-metallic can be seen in the WBCC Homepage:
From the Portugal Mint I further received the information that the emission
limit is 1.000.000 pieces.
There is some confusion about the name "Sidney" spelled on the Bi-metallic
2000 Escudos. Officially it should be "Sydney" but in Portugal they spell it
"Sidney". So no error from the Portuguese Mint this time!! (According the
Portuguese Mint)

3. Bi-metallic Euros from Denmark??..by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

On January 1, 2002, 12 EU countries will have the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro.
The following I could read in the Homepage of the Denmark Bank

Outline National Changeover Plan in the event of a Danish adoption of the
euro If the outcome of the referendum 28 September 2000 on Danish
participation in the euro is an endorsement, it must be evaluated whether
Denmark fulfils the requirements for participation in the euro area, i.e.
the convergence criteria of the EU Treaty.
If Denmark decides to adopt the euro the government expects that Denmark can
participate in the euro area - with the euro as account money - from 1
January 2002. It is expected that euro banknotes and coins can be introduced
from 1 January 2004.

Pictures of the future 2004 (!!) Bi-metallic Euros's can be seen at:

4. Bi-metallic from the Falkland Islands.............by Keith Beaumont, UK

The Falkland Islands have just issued a nice set of coins, eight coins in
all two pence to two pounds and issued by the British Royal Mint in BU. With
the 2 pound being a very nice Bi-metallic coin details as follows. 38.61mm
outer ring in cupro-nickel and inner ring nickel brass.The obverse features
the the Maklouf portrain as does the 1 the rest of the coins have the
Machin portrait. The 2 Ound.coin is the first Bi-metallic to be issued by
the Falklands lets hope it it won't be the last.

5. Bi-metallic Chile 500 Peso 2000.......by Francisco Jovel, Chile

The Bi-metallic 500 Peso from Chile is out. It is are dated 2000. I was able
to obtain 6 this morning (I can get more if needed) If you have interest in
this Bi-metallic and someting to trade please contact me at:

6. Bi-metallic with blue centre....by Jose Luis Ramirez Monleon, Spain

If you take a look around the Pobjoy Mint www.pobjoy.co.uk you can see the
first Bi-metallic that use the blue colour. Is the 1/2 crown from Gibraltar.

"The Government of Gibraltar has approved the release of a special
celebratory coin depicting one of the world's rarest stamps, the Mauritius
Tuppenny Blue. If this is not unusual enough, the Pobjoy Mint has excelled
itself by colouring the titanium in the bi-metal version of the coin in blue
and the titanium coin entirely in blue."

The Bi-metallic coin is made of 9 grams of gold 990 an 2 grams of titanium
990, limited issue 5,000 pieces and the price is 295 UK pounds.

7. Bi-metallic from Germany...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

Schuler Pressen has already made many Bi-metallic commemorates. I received a
message from Iris Blickle of Schuler Pressen and it says the following:

Dear Martin,
We are happy to present a new Bi-metallic to you: It was minted on the
occasion of the 75 years' jubilee of Ford (open day on 2 September 2000),
showing the new Ford Fiesta model on one side and a Schuler crossbar press
for car body parts on the other.
As usual, if there are several orders, please collect them and inform me of
the total number of pieces requested. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Kind regards,
Iris Blickle (Ms.)
Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co. KG
D-73033 Goeppingen

So if you have interest in this new Schuler Bi-metallic, please let me know
at: mailto:martinp@westbrabant.netand I will put the orders.

8. Bi-metallic medal from Czechoslovakia...by Fabio Guerrieri, Italy

I have found a proof Bi-metallic inlay medal of Czechoslovakia dated 1996,
with "Fibex" inscription and national arms !! A picture can be seen in the
WBCC Homepage:http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.html
The price of this inlay Bi-metallic is 28 US$. If you have interest, you can
E-mail me at: mailto:guerri@tin.it

--Remark by WBCC Public Relations Cliff Anderson: This looks like an encased
piece  The interior is a rather old Czech coin, which looks like the 20
haleru, KM 20, dated between 1947 and 1950.

9. Bi-metallic Thailand 10 Bath BE 2543...by Hartmut Schoenawa, Germany

Available the new Thailand Bi-metallic 10 Bath dated BE 2543. It
commemorates the "80th anniversary of Ministry of Commerce". The price is:
D-Mark 2,80/EURO1,45/US$ 1,30  each coin. If you have interest you can
E-mail me at:

10. Bi-metallic medals from France...by Manuel Gonzalez, Spain

When you take a look in the WBCC Homepage, you can see images about
Bi-metallic Pre Serie 2002 Euro from France "2002". White/Yellow  and
Yellow/White. If you know more about them please e-mail me at:

11. Encased coin from Kause at the ANA...by Dan Gossling, Canada

When I got home I looked through all of the various giveaways that I got at
the ANA show at Philadelphia, I did not pay close enough attention to the
Krause Bi-metallic (Encased coin. USA Quarter Dollar 1999, Mintmark F). A
picture can be seen in the WBCC homepage.

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

This weeks new pictures in the WBCC Homepage:
* USA ANA 2000 encased 25 Cent from Krause Numismatics
* Portugal 200 Escudo for Sydney 2000 Olympics.
* Netherlands MTT from Vianen in 2 different metal combinations
* Czech 1996 20 Haler
* France 2002 1 Euro Secours Populaire
* Falkland Islands 2 Pounds 2000
* Switzerland  Ville Du Locle Token
* Gibraltar 2000 1/2 Crown with blue Titanium centre

"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 2001 Convention, Ray Lockwood, USA, sunray@comteck.com
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands, martinp@westbrabant.net