Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 215, Volume 5, September 23, 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 weeks WBCC Newsmail is shorter than usual, still I hope you enjoy
reading it!!

1. My new E-mail address..by...by Lawrence Chow, Hong Kong

Please read my new E-mail address: Lawrence Chow (WBCC member #104),

2. Bi-metallic Austria 50 Schilling 2000..by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

The latest newsletter of the Austrian Mint "Die Munze" gives a discription
of the new 50 Schilling 2000. Wolfgang Schuster did translated it into

There are two occasions which the issue of the new Austrian bimetallic 50
Schilling coin commemorates: the 125th birthday of Ferdinand Porsche and the
100th anniversary of the first presentation of Porsche's legendary
'Elektromobil', the socalled Lohner-Porsche at the World Exhibition in Paris
of 1900.

The right part of the reverse, which has been designed by Thomas
Pesendorfer, shows a portrait of Ferdinand Porsche and to his left his
Lohner-Porsche, which extends until the golden colour outer ring of the
coin. The circular legend reads Ferdinand Porsche 1875-1951 and below in
German '100 years Lohner Porsche'. On the left we find the year 2000.

The obverse, designed by Herbert Wahner, is identical with the previous
bimetallic 50 Schilling issues. Around the denomination you find in the
inner part the coat of arms of the nine Austrian provinces. The edge
inscription reads 'Republik Osterreich - Schilling'.

3. Bi-metallic Dutch MTT of the city Albrandswaard.....by Frans Dubois

In 1996 the Dutch city of Albrandswaard issued the first in a series of 4
different 'Duivelanders' MTT's. Of the first MTT of 1996 exists also a
variety without the mintmarks of the Dutch Mint. It was made for some
special guests (only 25 pieces) and it is not available anymore.

4. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game (#215)...by Jack Hepler, USA

Aluminum is the most plentiful of all the Earth's metals and the third most
plentiful of all the elements following oxygen and silicon. Aluminum is used
as an alloying material in many of the World's coins but is only found in a
pure form in one current circulating Bi-metallic coin. Which coin from which
country would one find Aluminum?
a. 20 Dinar Algeria
b. 5 Shillings, Kenya
c. 10 Dinar, Algeria
d. 250 Rials, Iran
Please send your answer to me: heplerl@saic.com  Next week you can read the
correct answer.

This country first introduced the use of a circulating, ringed bi-metallic
coin in 1993. It is a nation, which was under European Colonial rule until
1945, when it declared its independence. Many of the coins of this nation
feature flora and fauna, the bi-metallic having a palm tree. What is the
name of this country?
a. Saudi Arabia
b. Cape Verde Islands
c. Oman
d. Indonesia

Answer; d, Indonesia
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #213; 100% Correct

5. Bi-metallics wanted...by Curtis Judge, USA

New WBCC Member desires trade and sale lists of world Bi-metallic coins from
other members. At this time I am most interested in circulating and
commemorative coinage in uncirculated condition. Please send lists to:

Curtis H Judge
3589 Redbud Lane
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
Email: chjtoken@aol.com
fax 540-574-4548.

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

This weeks new pictures in the WBCC Homepage:

* Cuba 500 Peso Gold and Silver
* Netherlands, City Bolsward, De Vlieger, Hansastad 1455-2000
* ANA Convention picture
* Austria 2000  50 Schilling Ferdinand Porsche

7. The World Of Bi-metallic Catalog...by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

The 34th issue of The World Of Bi-metallics catalog (issue date October 1st)
is ready for distribution. TWOB covers all known ringed Bi- or Tri-metallics
from all over the world. It will be send to WBCC members  by snail mail or
send as an attached Excel file.

"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