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

WBCC Newsmail 230, Volume 6, January 6, 2001
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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, bi.metallic@kabelfoon.nl
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Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,

The first WBCC Newsmail in 2001 and I hope you enjoy it!!

1. New WBCC members......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

We a have 2 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:

Name: Peter Shulin (WBCC member #193), USA
No Internet entry
Age: 81
Profession: Retired
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: Acquire circulating Bi-metallics of the World
Against: Non legal circulating gold, platinum and bullion sizes.

Name: Jack Jones (WBCC member #194), USA
E-mail: mailto:jackjones@earthlink.net
Age: 32
Profession: Software Engineer
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: Collect at least one example of every Bi-metallic and Tri-metallic
coin
Against: Spam

2. Bi-metallic from Trinidad and Tobago..by Antonio da Silva, Brasil

If you look in the Homepage of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago
http://www.central-bank.org.tt//features/anniversary/coins.html
they celebrate the 35th Anniversary with a Bi-metallic:

--Quote
INDIVIDUAL BI-COLOUR TEN DOLLAR COIN
This new coin is comprised of sterling .925 silver, with its outer ring
plated in .999 fine gold. It is the first bi-colour and multi-sided
(octogonal) coin to be issued in Trinidad and Tobago. It will be housed in a
presentation case accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
The issue price is $280.00 Trinidad and Tobago dollars.

PROOF SET
This 8 piece set comprises the new bi-colour 10-dollar coin which is made of
sterling .925 silver, with its outer ring plated in .999 fine gold, the
5-dollar coin, the FAO 50th Anniversary 1-dollar coin, the 50-cent, 25-cent
and 10-cent coins in cupro-nickel and the 5-cent and 1-cent coins in bronze.
Each set of coins will be housed in a special dispaly case and accompanied
by a Certificate of Authenticity.
The issue price is $460.00 Trinidad and Tobago dollars
--Unqoute

--Remark WBCC Focal Point: 280 or 460 Trinidad and Tobago dollars is about
45 or 78 US$

3. The first Bi-metallic of the new millenium...by Jose Luis Ramirez, Spain.

This is the first selfmade Bi-metallic of the new millenium.
Is a spanish five pesetas coin dated 2000 surrounded by an alluminium ring.
I had the idea to make a bimetallic some time ago, but I don't know how is
the better process to do it. I thinked to put a copper center in the central
hole of the spanish 25 pesetas holed coin, but may be difficult to insert it
in the hole. The best way I think is to make an encased coin, but how I do
maked the ring?

Well my brother work in a factory that works with alluminium. He takes an
aluminium sheet an make the circle and the central hole with a hydraulic
press (he use this press to make holes in the aluminium sheet).

The second step was make the letters in the ring. All the process was free,
only this step was a cost to me. I carried two rings to a jeweller's to
engraved the letters.

The final step was this morning: Put the coin in the central hole. Was easy,
a good hammer blow (with a nylon hammer) and the coin goes to the final
position.

Now I have my selfmade bimetallic, with the other ring I will make the same
with a new five pesetas coin dated 2001 (when will be issued).

4. Bi-metallics from the Republic Of Georgia..by Michael Doran, USA

I found this coin in the National Bank of Georgia Website
(http://www.nbg.gov.ge/indexe.htm) and thought I'd pass it along to you. It
is about 2 new Bi-metallic from the Republic Of Georgia:

*10 Lari bi-metal - 2000th Anniv. of Christ
--Quote
To commemorate the 2000th anniversary of the birth of Christ, the National
Bank of Georgia issued three types of coins of 10 Lari denomination.
The central part of the coin obverse is featured by the heraldic shield with
the crosses and the sacred gown of the Christ. The coin border is marked
with full circle Georgian inscription 2000 YEAR FROM THE BIRTH OF CHRIST.
The central part of the reverse of the coin contains denomination numeral 10
and inscription Lari. The coin border on the reverse is marked with full
circle Georgian inscription NATIONAL BANK OF GEORGIA ; 2000.

The milled edge of the coin is incurved with English inscription GEORGIA ;
TEN LARI. The coins are designed by the honored artists of Georgia Mr. Emir
Burjanadze and Mrs. Tinatin Tevzadze. The commemorative coins are minted at
the Royal Mint of England.

Face value: 10 Lari
Alloy: bi-metal;
Inner circle Cu/ Ni (74/25);
Outer circle Nickel/ Brass (70% Cu, 5,5% Ni, 24,5% Zn);
Diameter: 26,00mm
Weight: 10,60 gramme;
Quantity: 25.000 pc.
--Unqoute

and

* 10 Lari - 3000th Anniversary of the Georgian State
--Quote
To commemorate 3000th anniversary of the Georgian State, the National Bank
of Georgia issued three types of 10 Lari denomination coins.
The central part of the coin obverse is featured by the bas-reliefs of Eagle
and Lion from the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral that dates from the XI
entury( Symbols for the strength of the State). The composition is rimmed
with a leaf ornament and seven stars. The coin border is marked with full
circle Georgian inscription 3000th Anniversary of Georgian Statehood.
The central part of the reverse of the coin contains denomination numeral 10
and inscription Lari. The coin border on the reverse is marked with full
circle Georgian inscription The National Bank of Georgia ;
2000. The milled edge of the coin is incurved with English inscription
GEORGIA ; TEN LARI.
The coins are designed by the honored artists of Georgia Mr. Emir Burjanadze
and Mrs. Tinatin Tevzadze. The commemorative coins are minted at the Royal
Mint of England.
Face value: 10 Lari
Alloy: bi-metal;
Inner circle Cu/ Ni (74/25);
Outer circle Nickel/ Brass (70% Cu, 5,5% Ni, 24,5% Zn);
Diameter: 26,00mm
Weight: 10,60 gramme;
Quantity: 25.000 pc.
--Unquote

Pictures of both Bi-metallics can be seen in the WBCC Homepage:
http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.html
 

5. Bi-metallic future 2002 Euros (1)..by Manuel Gonzalez, Spain

This week I saw on spanish TV that Vaticano will issue Euros in year 2002.
Vatican City and Italian Mint have reached an agreement to emit
(Bi-metallic) Euros.

6. Bi-metallic future 2002 Euros (2)..by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

According a German coinmagazine the designs for the San Marino (non EU
country) future Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euros are know now. You can see them in
the WBCC Homepage http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.html
According the Azienda Autonoma di Stato Filatelica e Numismatica of San
Marino:
--Quote
Yes, the coin with our coat of arms is the 1 euro value, the one with the
government building is the 2 euro value.
Best regards.
Walter Giardi
Foreign Section
--Unquote

7. Bi-metallics from Bermuda.......by Michael Doran, USA

I saw at the Bermuda Monetary Authority http://www.bma.bm/ , 2 new
Bi-metallics they offer:

--Quote
2000 Masterpiece Millennium Coin Silver Proof Coin
With the new millennium now underway, the Bermuda Monetary Authority has
marked this event in time with the issue of the 1999-2000 Masterpiece
Millennium coins. As one of twenty-four countries selected to participate in
the Royal Mint's Masterpiece Millennium Programme, this beautifully mastered
coin is untraditional in shape and portrays a sailing ship on the reverse of
the coin. Silver Proof versions of this design depict a gold plated sun in
the background to the ship.
Denomination $2
Composition Sterling .925 Silver
Weight (grammes) 28.28
Diameter (millimetres) 38.61
Edge Plain
Maximum Mintage Limit 30,000 Proof
Bermuda Retail Price $40
--Unquote

Also, $1 in Copper-Nickel and $20 in Gold were also made, but do not
have the gold details of the $2 coin.  This coin can be purchased from
the Bermuda Monetary Authority at http://www.bma.bm/ Bermuda Dollars
have the same value as US Dollars.

--Quote
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Centenary Coin
This bi-colour coin marks the occasion of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the
Queen Mother's 100th birthday on 4 August 2000.
In creating a special memento of her life, Bermuda has chosen to depict on
the reverse of its special coin an historic milestone in her life Coronation
day 12 May 1937. It was a day that was to witness scenes of splendid
pageantry, including a gloriously colorful procession in which the
magnificent Gold State Coach carried George VI and his Queen to Westminster
Abbey, where the King was crowned. There followed the coronation of Queen
Elizabeth, as his Queen Consort, her spectacular white satin gown, cut
according to the fashion of the day, embroidered in glittering diamante with
the emblems not only of the British Isles but of the Dominions and
Territories overseas.
Denomination $1
Composition Bi-colour (i.e. sterling silver, 925 parts per 1,000 silver,
balance copper with the outer ring plated with .999fine gold)
Weight (grammes) 28.10
Diameter (millimetres) 38.61
Edge Milled
Maximum Mintage Limited 10,000 Proof
Bermuda Retail Price $45.00
--Unquote

This coin can be purchased from the Bermuda Monetary Authority at
http://www.bma.bm/ Bermuda Dollars have the same value as US Dollars.

8. Bi-metallic Canada "off centre"... by Frans Woons, Canada

An interesting error in eBay. A Bi-metallic 2 Dollar 1999 Nunavut, The "moon
shaped" yellow piece is not in the usual place (near ELIZABETH II) but near
the date. look at:
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1203971391
Unfortunally the auction has ended.

9. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #230...by Jack Hepler, USA

Golda Meir is featured on the 1995 Bi-metallic 10 New Sheqalim of Israel.
She was famous as the Prime Minister of Israel from 1969 until 1974.
She was born Golda Mabovitz in Kiev, Ukraine in 1898 and with her family,
moved to the USA in 1906.  What was Golda Meir's profession in America
before moving to Palestine?
a. Politician
b. Teacher
c. Doctor
d. Housewife

Please send your answer to me: heplerj@juno.com. Next week you can read
the correct answer.
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #229.

One of the most widely recognized bi-metallic coins currently in
circulation is the Canadian Two Dollars. The featured design is an animal
well known in the Canadian environment. The issue of the year 2000 included
both an adult and a juvenile of the animal species. What is the animal
featured on the Canadian Two Dollar Bi-metallic coin?
a. Grouse
b. Ptarmigan
c. Sea Otter
d. Polar Bear
Answer to Question #229 is "d"; Polar Bear
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #228 ; 100% Correct

10. WBCC Auction Page (WAP).........by Rod Sell, WAP Provider

WBCC  Auction 8 has closed. Look for the result at:
http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbccnews/auction8.html

WBCC Auction 9 is open now and closes 10 PM Sydney Time January 5, 2001.12
Sydney is 11 Hrs ahead of Greenwich Time.
http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbccnews/auction9.html

Please read the WBCC Auction Rules.

Listed are:
* France  3 Euro Valence 1996  Reserve  $10.00
* Netherlands Medal Knippenberg Memorial  Reserve  $7.00
* Netherlands Churchtoken  Reserve $6.00
* Netherlands Kinder Euro 'Knorbert' 1998  Reserve  $3.00
* Jamaica 2000 $20  Reserve  $1.00
* Croatia 25 Kunas 2000 UNC Reserve $8.00
* Italy 1997 1000 Lire Reserve  $1.00
* Italy 1998 1000 Lire Reserve  $1.00
* Jordan 1997 1/2 Dinar Reserve $5.00
*  Netherlands, 10 Euro 1996, Willem Barentsz, Reserve $10.00
* Russia 10 Roubles 1992 KM295 (Error wrong year). Reserve $50.0
* Macao 10 Patacas 1999  with Mint Set Reserve $30.00
* Australia 2000 $10 "The Present" Reserve $35.00
* New Zealand 1994 Mint Set includes 50 Cent Endeavour Bi-metallic Reserve
$18.00

WBCC Auction 10 details can now send to Rod Sell at Rod.Sell@elderwyn.com If
possible send a scan of the coin.

11. 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

* Coca Cola Bi-metallic token
* China 50 Yuan 2000
* San Marino future 2002 1 and 2 Euro
* 2000 Bermuda $1 bimetal commemorating the 100th Birthday of the Queen
Mother
* 2000 Bermuda $1 commemorating the Millenium
* Indonesia 2000  1,000 Rupiah
* Home Made Encased Spanish 5 Peseta
* 2000 Georgia 10 Lari  2000th Anniversary of the birth of Christ.
* 2000 Georgia 10 Lari  3000th Anniversary of the Georgian State
* 60 mm Silver with Gold plated centre Medal
* Trinidad & Tobago $10

12. Bi-metallic offer...by Seung-woo Choi, South-Korea

I have about 30 sets Indonesia 2000, including the Bi-metallic 1000 Rupia
available. So I think I can provide some sets to WBCC members at the price
6$. Unfortunately, I purchased as 3 coin sets, so I will not be able to
split the set and sell the Bi-metallic piece separately. Information at:
swchoi@nexon.co.kr

Seung-woo Choi
Shin Dong-A APT. 3-1303
Seo Bingo Dong
Yong San Ku
Seoul 140-751
Republic of Korea

I have about 30 sets available. So I think I can
provide some sets to WBCC members at the
same price. Unfortunately, I purchased as 3 coin
sets, so I will not be able to split the set and
sell the bimetallic piece separately.
 
 

"See" you next weeks,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
bi.metallic@kabelfoon.nl
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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, heplerj@juno.com
WBCC Focal Point ANA 2001 Convention, Ray Lockwood, USA, sunray@comteck.com
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands, bi.metallic@kabelfoon.nl