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

WBCC Newsmail 232, Volume 6, January 20, 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,

Every week I'm surprised how much there is to report about Bi- and
Tri-metallics. So this week too. I hope you enjoy it!!

1. My new E-mail address...by Marat Khairetinov, Russia

Please read my new E-mail address: Marat Khairetinov (WBCC member #172)
marsten@mail.ru

2. World Money Fair Basel Pre-report (2).by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

As mentioned last week now the second Re-report of the World Money Fair in
Basel, from Feb 2 to 4 now. The World Money Fair in Basel is the largest in
its kind. Did you know 30 Minthouses of 5 continents will be there. About
200 international dealers from all over the World wll be present. Several
coimnpapers, like World Coin News (KM), Muenzen-Revue have their own booth.
An overview of the exibition location you can see at:
http://members.xoom.com/RodSell/wbccp-z/basel.html where booth
257 is located (The WBCC booth !!). Also you can read the complete
exhibitors list of the WOrld Money Fair. Although the WMF organisation has
its own hompage (http://www.worldmoneyfair.com/) there is not much to read.
Please notice: The weekend I'm at the Basel event, Cliff Anderson (WBCC
Public Relations) will compose WBCC Newsmail 234. In next weeks WBCC
Newsmail, you can read the third Pre-report of the World Money Fair. At last
I invite all WBCC members in Europe (and outside Europe) to visit the WBCC
botth and shake hands and ofcourse talk about Bi-metallics !!

3. Bi-metallics from Ukraine... by Wladek Gebczyk, Poland

In the Homepage of the Bank of Ukraine
(http://www.bank.gov.ua/ENGL/Bank_coin/Yuv_mon.htm#Bemetal) I could read
about 4 new Bi-metallic commemorates from Ukraine

--Quote
A. Commemorative Coin "Paleolith"

In circulation since December 20, 2000. Commemorative coin of 20 Hryvnias
denomination is dedicated to Paleolith, the oldest epoch in the history of
mankind (in Ukraine – about 1 mlm-10 mln years ago), which was the basis for
development of the world civilization and culture. At the end of Paleolith
period almost the whole territory of Ukraine had been developed. Cultural
objects of note of that period testified to the rise of art and origin of
first primary religious beliefs (Kamiyana Mohyla in Zaporizhia region, Mizyn
site of late Paleolith period in Chernihiv region). The coin initiates the
"Points of interest of ancient cultures of Ukraine" series.

The coin is minted according to modern minting technologies for bimetal
coins made of precious metals. Overall weight: 14,7 g. Embedding metal: Au
916. Pure weight: 5,74 g. Ring metal: Ag 925. Pure weight: 7,8 g. Coin
diameter: 31,0 mm. The rim of the coin is sector incised. Mintage 3,000
pieces.
[snip]

B. Commemorative Coin "Trypilia"

In circulation since December 20, 2000. Commemorative coin of 20 Hryvnias
denomination is dedicated to Trypilia culture, one of the brightest
agricultural and cattle-breeding cultures of en eolith (4th-3d century
B.C.), which points of interest are important source for studying the
history of ancient Europe. The name originates from the settlement of the
same name in Kyiv region, investigated at the end of 19th century. The coin
continues the "Points of interest of ancient cultures of Ukraine" series.

The coin is minted according to modern minting technologies for bimetal
coins made of precious metals. Overall weight: 14,7 g. Embedding metal: Au
916. Pure weight: 5,74 g. Ring metal: Ag 925. Pure weight: 7,8 g. Coin
diameter: 31,0 mm. The rim of the coin is sector incised. Mintage 3,000
pieces.
[snip]

C. Commemorative Coin "Olviya"

In circulation since December 26, 2000. Commemorative coin of 20 Hryvnias
denomination is dedicated to the city-state Olviya, one of the most
important centers of ancient material and spiritual culture of Northern and
North-Western Region of Black Sea coast, which was founded at the beginning
of 6th century B.C. at the Lower Bough region (now it is the site of ancient
settlement near village Parutino, Mykolayiv region) and existed for about
1000 years. There was in the city quite original coin production,
manufacturing cast copper dolphin-figures and arrows, which served as legal
tender. The coin continues the "Points of interest of ancient cultures of
Ukraine" series.

The coin is minted according to modern minting technologies for bimetal
coins made of precious metals. Overall weight: 14,7 g. Embedding metal: Au
916. Pure weight: 5,74 g. Ring metal: Ag 925. Pure weight: 7,8 g. Coin
diameter: 31,0 mm. The rim of the coin is sector incised. Mintage 3,000
pieces.
[snip]

D. Commemorative Coin "On the Edge of Millenniums"

In circulation since December 28, 2000. Commemorative coin of 5 Hryvnias
denomination is dedicated to transition to the third millennium, which is
associated among the peoples of planet with expectations of peace,
understanding between peoples, of better life, where harmony and prosperity
will reign.

The coin is minted according to modern minting technologies for bimetal
coins. External ring: cupronickel. Embedding metal: Nordex. It is the first
coin minting in Ukraine of such combination of metals. Ordinary quality.
Coin diameter: 28,0 mm. Weight: 9,5 g. The rim of the coin is sector
incised. Mintage 50,000 pieces.
[snip]
--Unquote

4. Bi-metallic from Canada........by Joel Larouche, Canada

This week-end I contacted the Royal Canadian mint. I was wondering if they
planned to mint a commemorative Bi-metallic 2 dollars coins in 2001. They
replied me this morning (1 simple line) and the guy told me the won't have
any new commemorative coin in 2001... so that will be the normal Polar bear.
I know it's not really interesting, but just want you all to know.

5. Bi-metallic Future 2002 Euro from Spain..by Manuel Gonzalez, Spain

If you take a look in the WBCC Homepage
http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.htmlyou can see a
picture on the future Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro from Spain. Please notice the
year: 1999. Like some other EU countries (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France,
Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Portugal) Spain date the Euros
in the year they are struck, but they will be issued in 2002.

6. Bi-metallic Inlay from...........by Keith Beaumont, UK

I have just received issue six of the Queen Mother Centenary (Bi-metallic
inlay)
Details.
Country of Issue Guernsey.
38.61mm.diam.
1 oz.silver w.22 carat gold numbered cameo.
Obv.Ian Rank-Bradley
Rev.Christine Ellingham and modelled by David Cornell.
Proof.
A picture can be seen in the WBCC Homepage:
http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.html
 

7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #232...by Jack Hepler, USA

One of the more recent countries to add a Bi-metallic coin to its money
system was a former republic of the Soviet Union. The language of this
country is related to Sanskrit, a language of ancient India. However, while
under the dominance of the Soviet Union, all school children were required
to learn Russian. The primary religious denomination of this country is
Lutheran. The two primary features of this 1999 issued coin are the country’
s coat of arms and a cow. What is the name of this country?
a. Croatia
b. Georgia
c. Lithuania
d. Latvia
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.
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
Answer to Question #230 is "b"; Golda Meir was a school teacher in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #229 ; 100% Correct

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

WBCC  Auction 10 has closed. Look for the result at:
http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbccnews/auction10.html

WBCC Auction 11 is open now and closes 10 PM Sydney Time January 26,
2001.Sydney is 11 Hrs ahead of Greenwich Time.
http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbccnews/auction11.html

Please read the WBCC Auction Rules.

Listed are:
* Chile 500 Pesos 2000  Reserve $2.00
* San Marino 1000 lira 2000 UNC Reserve $3.00
* Gaming token, error of mintage " VAAGE ", rather than." WAAGE " only 14
pieces minted. Reserve $5.00
* Set of 20 piece of gaming token. Reserve $18.00
* Poland 20000 Zlotych 1991 225 Years Mintage. Reserve $18.00
* Poland 2 Zlote 2000 The Year 2000 the turn of milleniums. Reserve $2.00
* Poland 10 Zlotych 2000 The 1000th anniversary of the convention in
Gniezno. Reserve $25.00
* Australia  2000 $10 "The Present" Reserve $45.00
* New Zealand 1994 Mint Set with 50 Cent Endeavour Bi-metallic Reserve
$18.00
* Thailand  2001 10 Baht "The Queen Mother" Reserve $1.50
* Israel 1995 10 Shekel "Golda Meir" Reserve $5.00
* Israel 1995 10 Shekel "Palm Tree" Reserve $4.00

WBCC Auction 12 details can now send to Rod Sell at Rod.Sell@elderwyn.com If
possible send a scan of the coin.

9. 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

* Russia 1991 5 Rouble Owl error strike
* Romanian Inlays
* Spain 1 and 2 Euro coins with 1999 date
* Guernsey 2000 5 Pound Queen Mother inlay
* A recent picture of Member John Beckman
* Netherlands National Incasso Bureau employees Medal
* Romanian Commemorative Bi-metallic

10. TWOB-36 is ready.........by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

TWOB-36 (The World Of Bi-metallics catalog #36) is ready and because of the
World Money Fair it will be send earlier. WBCC members who receive a printed
copy of TWOB will receive it next week. WBCC member who receive it as an
attached Excel file will receive it Sunday February 21th. TWOB-36 covers:
* Section 1: WBCC Activities
* Section 2: 1156 Coins from 93 Countries
* Section 3: 207 Ecus/Euros from 23 Countries
* Section 4: 594 Tokens from 34 Countries
Also information on varieties, errors and related Numismatic Literature.
Please notice that the future 2002 Bi-metallic Euros from EU and NON EU
countries are now listed in Section 2

11. Tri-metallic Auction..........by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

The following message I received from Andrew Litherland of Phillips
Auctioneers:

--Quote
Dear Sirs
We were passed your email address by a client of ours who thought you might
be interested in some tri-metal coins we have in our coin auction on
Thursday 1st February 2001. The quickest way to find out more about these
coins is to visit our website and peruse the catalogue at your convenience.
The address is www.phillips-auctions.com and click on auction catalogues to
find us. Tri-metal coins will be found between lots 594 to 684.

Any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us by return of
email or call us on 020 7493 2445, anyone of our specialists will be able to
help with your enquires.
Yours faithfully
pp Andrew Litherland
--Unquote

12. Bi-metallics from Algeria..........by Brian Silsbee, USA

I can offer the following Bi-metallics from Algeria:

* 10 Dinars 1999, KM#124, UNC $8.00
* 20 Dinars 1996, KM#125, UNC $9.00
* 20 Dinars 2000, KM#125, UNC $9.00
* 50 Dinars 1999, KM#126, UNC $11.00
* 100 Dinars 1993, KM#132, UNC $16.00
If you have interest in these Bi-metallics, please contact me at:
icssinc@dlogue.net

13. Bi-metallic from Iran............by Liu Juan, China PRC

I have offical Iran Mint set including 1,5,10,50,100 and 250 Rials, 250
rials is a Bi-metallic coin, dated SH1378=1999. Price is $10 per set (Add $5
registered air mail to any place in the world), just send me a e-mail
(liuj@public.ytptt.sd.cn) if you need it. If you want to see the set:
http://images.honesty.com/imagedata/h/553/88/25538854.jpg
 
 

"See" you next weeks,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
bi.metallic@kabelfoon.nl
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was established September 14, 1996 and is the very first Worldwide
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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