W.B.C.C.
Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 223, Volume 5, November 18, 2000
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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
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Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,

Again a wonderfull WBCC Newsmail this week. I hope you enjoy reading it!!

1. Bi-metallic from the Philippines..by Joel Larouche, Canada

Refering to WBCC Newsmail 220, item 1, about the new Bi-metallic 10 Piso
2001 of the Phillippines, I wrote to Phillippines Central Bank to know more
about it. I received the following E-mail from Nestor B. Salanio, Director
of the Phillippines Central Bank

--Quote
Dear Mr. Larouche:
This refers to your e-mail dated October 25, 2000 which was referred to this
Department regarding the issuance of a new 10-Piso coin. Please note that
the new 10-Piso coin which is scheduled for issuance in March 2001 has the
following specifications:
Diameter - 26.5 mm.
Weight - 8.7 grams
Material: Bi-metal
Ring: Cupro-Nickel
Core: Aluminum-Bronze
Hope you find the above information useful.
Very truly yours,
NESTOR B. SALANIO, Director
--Unquote

2. Bi-metallic annulled Italy coin...........by Edward Jencius, US

When you look in the WBCC Homepage,
http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.htmlyou can see an Italy
Bi-metallic coin of unknown date that has been canceled for destruction, or
annulled, by the Italian Mint. The coin has been overstamped with rings or
concentric circles on both sides. No more details known.

3. Bi-metallic Charlotte Token........by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

The City Charlotte in the US did issue a Parking token in 1999 and 2000 and
now a valable a 2001 version to celebrate the 110th anniversary of this
event, the Park It! Onstreet Parking Program is featuring the Charlotte
Trolley on the 2001 Charlotte Coin. It is in silver, but also in Bi-metallic
version (costs 1 US$). More information at:
http://www.ci.charlotte.nc.us/citransportation/onstreet/coin.htm
The Charlotte Coin is also redeemable for free rides on local Charlotte
Transit routes.
WBCC member Cliff Anderson has ordered a few for any other WBCC member who
has an interest in this Bi-metallic token. E-mail Cliff at:
cliff38@earthlink.net

4. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game (#223)...by Jack Hepler, USA

The standard Bi-metallic of Brazil, the one Real, features four stars in the
design. This theme has been present on coins of Brazil dating back to
becoming a Republic in 1889. What is the significance of the four stars in
the coin design.
a.  Five periods of economic growth.
b.  Five stars of the southern cross.
c.  Major regions of Brazil, Patrias.
d.  Traditional heros of the Republic.
Please send your answer to me: heplerl@saic.com. Next week you can read the
correct answer.

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #222.
The kola tree grows about 40 feet high, has yellow flowers, spotted with
purple; leaves 6 to 8 inches long, pointed at both ends. The seeds are
extensively used as a condiment by the natives of Western and Central
tropical Africa, also by the blacks of the West Indies and Brazil, who
introduced the trees to these countries.  The nut pod from the kola tree is
featured on a circulating bi-metallic coin of which country?
a. Colombia
b. Ghana
c. Jamaica
d. West African States
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #221; 100% Correct

5. WBCC Auction Page (WAP)...by Rod Sell, WAP provider

WBCC  Auction 1 has closed. Look for the result on:
http://geocities.com/?RodeoDrive/7513/wbccnews/auction1.html

WBCC Auction 2 is open now and closes 10 PM Sydney Time November 24, 2000
Sydney is 11 Hrs ahead of Greenwich Time.
http://geocities.com/?RodeoDrive/7513/wbccnews/auction2.html

Listed are:
* Andorra 5 Diner 1999 Millenium
* Switzerland Two 5 Francs, 1999 & 2000
* Macau 10 Patacas 1997
* Algeria 20 Dinars 1996
* England Model Crown
* Austria 50 Schilling 2000, Ferdinand Porsche
* Netherlands 1995 MTT Bolsward
* Germany, Bi-metallic Blank, Schuler Presses
* Algeria 50 Dinar 1994, Star/Moon
* Medal by CONI, official issue silver and gold
* Lot of 10 Bi-metallic diverse gaming token
* Lot of 5 Bi-metallic car wash
* Canada 2$ 1999 $2, Nunavut, UNC
* Kenya 20 Shillings 1998

WBCC Auction 3 details can now send to Rod Sell at Rod.Sell@elderwyn.com If
possible send a scan of the coin.

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

This weeks new pictures in the WBCC Homepage:
http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.html

* GB 1997 2 Pound error
* Italy Bi-metallic ringed for cancellation by the Italian Mint
* USA Charlotte Token 2001
* Thailand 2000 10 Baht Queen Mother
* USA Blank NY Transport Token
* France 1848 Medal
* Zambia 1997 5000 Kwacha Set featuring Chinese Generals
* GB 2001 2 Pound Marconi Coin

7. Visiting a coinshow..........by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

Tomorrow, Sunday November 18th., I will attend the Berlin Numismata European
Coin Convention. Will travel by nightrain and will be back at Monday
morning. I'm sure I can make some pictures of this event and maybe meet some
European WBCC members.

8. My Bi-metallic offer (1).......by Hartmut Schoenawa, Germany

The following new Bi-metallic coins in stock
Prices in: DM*EURO
* Chile 500 Pesos 2000 unc 9,68*4,95, Kardinal Henriques
* Thailand 10 Baht 2000 unc 2,65*1,35, Queen Mother
* China 10 Yuan 1999 unc 22,00*11,25, 50 y. peoples rep.
* Jamaica 20 Dollars 2000 unc 6,85*3,50
all plus postage.

9. My Bi-metallic offer (2)... by Fabio Guerrieri, Italy

Available now the
* Thailand 10 Baht 2000, Queen Mother
* Austria 50 Schilling 2000 Porsche
E-mail: mailto:guerrie@tin.itt>
 

"See" you next weeks,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
martinp@westbrabant.net
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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, cliff38@earthlink.net
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