Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 217, Volume 5, October 7, 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,

Hi WBCC members and non WBCC members,

Again as usual you can read the weekly WBCC Newsmail. I hope you enjoy
reading it!!

1. Bi-metallic from Gambia............by Manuel Gonzalez, Spain

This week I got a Bi-metallic piece from Gambia: 2000 Bututs "Millennium".
This Bi-metallic was issued by the Britsh Royal Mint and the composition is
ring Silver .925 / center fine Gold plated. A picture can be seen in the
WBCC Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.html

2. Bi-metallic UK 2 Pound 1998 off centre....by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

This week in eBay I saw an offer for a UKBi-metallic 2 pound 1998 with an
off centre. For me it is the first time I noticed such off centre 2 Pound.
Look at the picture at:
The offer is done by WBCC member Chris Burton, UK

3. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game (#217)...by Jack Hepler, USA

Saudi Arabia introduced two designs of ringed Bi-metallic coins in 1999.
One is considered the standard issue, the other a commemorative. Beneath
the palm tree on the standard issue coin are crossed swords. What is the
name of this type of sword.
a. Foil
b. Rapier
c. Saber
d. Scimitar
Please send your answer to me: mailto:heplerl@saic.com Next week you can read the
correct answer.
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #215.
Monarchs are a favorite subject for coins. Which of the countries listed
have a circulating ringed Bi-metallic coin that shows a Monarch who recently
a.  Jamaica
b.  Jordan
c.  Syria
d.  Ecuador
Answer; b, Jordan, King Hussain
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #216; 80% Correct

4. WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Prize Winner..by Jack Hepler, USA

After 10 Bi-metallic Quiz questions, WBCC member José Luis Ramírez Monleón
of Spain is the only member who answered all 10 questions and he answered
them all correctly. For this achievement he has been awarded with a prize.
He will receive soon the Euro poster as mentioned in WBCC Newsmail 216, item
6. Congratulations José !!

5. Bi-metallics Euros on a Poster..........by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

Refering to WBCC Newsmail 216, item 6, about the posters depicting all
future 2002 (Bi-metallic) Euros coins and bills, there is a lot of interest
in this poster. All Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euros you can find on this poster.
The poster is about 1 meter high and 0,5 meter wide. I can send you a poster
for free, only the postage and envelope costs are 2 US$ per piece. So just
let me know if you are interested: martinp@westbrabant.net

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

This weeks new pictures in the WBCC Homepage:

* Italian Euro from Candinet
* Gambia 2000 Bututs
* GB Off Centre 2 Pound
* Model Penny Varieties

7. Bi-metallic medal from Korea..by Seung-woo Choi, Republic of Korea

I have recently found a Bi-metallic Medal issued by the Korean Government in
order to raise funds for the Unification of the Korean peninsula. However,
the government made no official announcement regarding the issue of this
medal and although the exact mintage is not known, (around 20000) this medal
has already proven to be very scarce in the market. After the issue of the
Korea's first 2000 Won Bi-metallic coin, there seems to be a boom among
collectors for anything that is "Bi-metallic".

The medal features 3 doves flying over the Korean Peninsula with legend
saying "in hope for the Unification in the New Millennium" with the date
2000 on the obverse, and 4 hands with legend saying "wishing for a peaceful
Unification in the New Millennium". The ring seems to be brass and center
Cupro-nickel. Diameter is 28mm. It comes with a plastic telephone-card type
holder. A picture is available soon in the WBCC Homepage

At the moment I managed to get 5 pieces of this medal from 3 coin shops. I
do not think I can additional supply this medal in the future. If anyone is
interested in this Bi-metallic Medal, price is $20.00 each. $2.00 should be
added for ordinary airmail and $3.00 for registered airmail. Cash payment
should be sent to:

Seung-woo Choi
Shin Dong-A APT. 3-1303
Seo Bingo Dong
Yong San Ku
Seoul 140-751
Republic of Korea
For further inquiries, send e-mails to swchoi@nexon.co.kr

"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