Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 219, Volume 5, October 21, 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,

As usual you can read now this weeks WBCC Newsmail.
I hope you enjoy reading it!!

1. A new WBCC member.......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

We have a new member. Let me introduce him to you

Name: Jan van der Wis (WBCC member #186), Netherlands
E-mail: mailto:jcvanderwis.coinexoerts@wolmail.nl
Age: 61
Profession: Retired
Hobby: Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins and tokens of the world
Goal: A collection as complete as possible
Against: non-circulating legal tender

2. My new E-mail address........by Tony Chibbaro, USA

Please read my new E-mail address: Tony Chibbaro (WBCC member #4),

3. Bi-metallics available............by Fabio Guerrieri, Itlay

I have received some information on new Bi-metallic coins, at the end of
October two new Bi-metallic coins will be issued from:
* Brazil 1 Real 2000, 55th Anniversary Discovery
* Croatia 25  Kuna 2000, Millenium
The two pieces will be availables in future write mailto:guerri@tin.it

Now I have available the Falkland set with the Bi-metallic 2 Pounds
1999/2000 at 35.00$

Also I inform all collectors of Italian Euro that will be issued an
interesting folder of 7 Bi-metallic Euros:
"The Euro of Aligi Sassu" the folder includes:
1 Euro European parliament
1 Euro Laino
1 Euro Pontremoli
1 Euro mountain  community  19
1 Euro Araldic Accademy
1 Euro Aligi Sassu logo
1 Euro Pagnacco City
All token in nickel center and gold plated ring, mintage 500 folder, price
about 30.00$.
Also will be available in a folder in silver center and gold plated ring,
mintage 100 folders, price unknow.
All collector interested that need, please to contact mailto:guerri@tin.it.

4. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game (#219)...by Jack Hepler, USA

Animals are one of the favorite subjects for coins. One can find birds,
fish, mammals and reptiles. Which of the countries listed below has issued a
circulating Bi-metallic coin designed with the image of an alligator?
a. Ghana
b. Jamaica
c. Kenya
d. Colombia
Please send your answer to me: heplerl@saic.com. Next week you can read the
correct answer.
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #218.
This oil rich island state has issued at least one denomination of ringed
Bi-metallic coins for general circulation. The center is copper-nickel
alloy and the ring is made of brass.  This country dates coins with both
Christian and Mohammedan era (AH). What is the name of this nation?
a. Bahrain
b. Iran
c. Oman
d. Saudi Arabia
Answer; a, 100 Fils, Bahrain
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #217; 100% Correct

5. Bi-metallics from France........by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

WBCC member Jean Pirot of France (no E-mail available) did send a photocopy
of several uniques Bi-metallics from France:
* a 1 Centime 1857B piece, depicting Napoleon III
* a 2 Centimes 1857B piece, depicting Napoleon III
* a 5 Centimes 1853B piece, depicting Napoleon III
* a 100 Francs1950 piece, depicting Bazor
* a Jeton dated 1579, depicting Henri III
* a Jeton Royal dated 1616
Pictures can be seen in the WBCC Homepage. The first 4 were not listed in
The World Of Bi-metallics catalog, so it is the first time I saw them.

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

This weeks new pictures in the WBCC Homepage:

* France 1 Centime 1857B
* France 2 Centimes 1857B
* France 5 Centimes 1853B
* France 100 Francs 1950 Bazor
* France  1579 Henri III Jeton
* France 1616 Jeton Royal
* GB  2000 5 Pound
* WBCC Member Frans Woons and Frans Dubois

7. Bi-metallic in Dutch promotion Set...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

According the Dutch coin magazine "Muntkoerrier" of October 2000, the Royal
Dutch Mint made a promotion set for the Dutch company "Bouwers Met Visie
B.V. " for their 10th anniversary. Beside the normal Dutch currency dated
2000, the set, 1000 pieces struck, has a Bi-metallic medal commemorate the
Dutch firm. The set costs 135 Dutch Guilders.

"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