Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 239, Volume 6, March 10, 2001
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
Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,

I hope you enjoy reading this weeks WBCC Newsmail !!

1. My new E-mail address...by Randall Rogers, USA

Please read my new E-mail address: Randall Rogers (WBCC member #48)

2. WBCC T-shirt??.........by Ray Lockwood, USA

Would you like to have an unique WBCC T-shirt? If there is anough interest I
can get them for a price one for 11$ and 2 for 20$ (Postage costs not
included), made of heavy cotton with our logo on the upper chest/pocket.
Please let me know if you are interested,E-mail: sunray@comteck.com

3. Bi-metallic coin of Botswana....by Paul Baker, UK

The information on the Bi-metallic 5 Pula coin of Botswana that appeared in
WBCC Newsmail 222 Item 6, plus with my image of one of these coins and a
little bit more info on the piece can now be seen as one of the two short
articles on the "Botswana" page in the Africa section of my website. This
recently added section of my site starts at  http://www.wbcc.fsnet.co.uk/
The "Kenya" page of my Africa section also has info on Bi-metallics.

4. Encased Krause available..........by Jack Hepler, USA

I have a few extra Encased 25 Cents issued by Krause Publications for the
Philadelphia 2000 American Numismatic Association Convention. The encased
quarter dollar is a Pennsylvania 2000P. These are available, free to WBCC
members. Members wishing to order one of these encased coins should send a
message to me at heplerj@juno.com. Quantities are limited so please only ask
for one per member so all may have a chance.  These will be sent on a
First-Come, First-Served basis.

5. Tri-metallic Cuba patterns sandblasted...by Manuel Gonzalez, Spain

In  http://www.accu-rate.ca/cubacoins/html/rarities.html I saw an offer of
the Cuba Tri-metallic Patterns 10 Pesos depicting Jose Marti:
* 10 Peso Jose Marti Plain Edge, Mate
* 10 Peso Jose Marti Milled Edge, Mate
* 10 Peso Jose Marti Plain Edge, Obverse Mate
* 10 Peso Jose Marti Milled Edge, Obverse Mate
* 10 Peso Jose Marti Plain Edge, Reverse Mate
* 10 Peso Jose Marti Milled Edge, Reverse Mate

For some reason, and I don't know who, the mate is done by sandblasting the
Tri-metallics. The price is quite high: 300US# per piece ! Pictures can be
seen in the WBCC Homepage:

6. Bi-metallic 1730 Cologne token......by Cliff Anderson, USA

The image on this week's webpage is a better version of the 1730 Cologne
Bi-metallic token already posted on the Germany library page. And this one
is in color and shows a lot more detail than the black and white one does.

What I found in researching this piece was that apparently it was issued by
the Cologne (Germany) City Council Commissary as a wine token. You can
clearly see the copper plug dead center on the chalice stem. The legend
"Signum Senatori" might have been the name of pub or commissary ("sign of
the senators"?). I don't have ready reference to 18th century Cologne; does
any member recognize the crest or the other devices in the token's coat of
arms? It could be that of the city of Cologne itself.

When I compared this one to the one in the Germany library page, I noticed
that the one in color looks like a different version, which may mean that
one or the other is a restrike.

One nice touch: the rim is nicely lettered in raised Latin characters:
"bibite cum letitia", which I think means "drink with delight". That seems
to fit Cologne's historical reputation as the exporter of good German wine.
Maybe this token was given out for advertising or marketing purposes.

7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #237...by Jack Hepler, USA

This country introduced its first Bi-metallic coins in 1997. Each coin in
the series has an unusual theme. The theme for the issue in 2000 is the new
millennium, which is a theme common for many of the issues of the years 2000
and 2001. However, the design for the coin is unique; a fetus, or unborn
child. What is the name of the country that issued this coin in the year
a. Albania
b. Bosnia-Herzegovina
c. Croatia
d. Hungary
Please send your answer to me :heplerj@juno.com . Next week you can read the
correct answer.
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #238.
Austria recently issued a bi-metallic coin honoring an auto designer.  What
is the name of this famous European auto designer?
a. Porsche
b. Fiat
c. Healey
d. Daimler
Answer to Question #238 is "a"; Porsche
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #237; 100% Correct

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

WBCC  Auction 17 has almost closed. Look for the result at:

WBCC  Auction 18 is open now, and closes 10 PM Sydney Time Saturday March
17, 2001 Sydney is 11 Hrs ahead of Greenwich (London)Time.

Please read the WBCC Auction Rules.

Listed are:
* Germany, 1995 Medal Beethoven, Reserve $7.00
* Germany, Schuler Presses, 7 June 1997, Open Day, Reserve $1.00
* Brazil 1 Real 1998 Human Rights UNC, Reserve US$2.00
* Austria 50 Schilling  Sigmund Freud, Reserve  $5.00
* Indonesia 1996  1000 Rupiah, Reserve  $2.00
* Kenya 20 Shillings 1998, Reserve $2.00
* Taiwan 1996 50 Yuan, Reserve $1.00
* Vatican 1998 1000 Lire, Reserve $2.00
* France Medal of Draguignan, Rreserve $12
* France 7 Euro Strasbourg 1996, Reserve $13.00

WBCC Auction 19 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:

* Mexico Commemorative Medal
* France 10 Euro 1998 Aix en Provence
* 3 Cuban 10 Peso tri-metallics of Jose Marti
* 1730 Cologne bimetallic token
* 10 Ecu from Belgium year 1990 (Ag/Au)
* Canada, Nanaimo bathtub Society$3, 2001

10. Bi-metallics available...by Hartmut Schoenawa, Germany

The following Bi-metallic are available now:
* Austria  50 Schilling 2001 "Ferdinand Porsche" (manufacturer of cars) this
coin costs DM 17,00 each (low mintage)
* Ukraine 5 Grivni 2000, seems to be circulating coin, not a commemorative.
This coin costs DM 17.70 each
If you are interested to obtain them, just E-mail me at:

11. Bi-metallics available...by Joel Anderson, USA

The following Bi-metallic are available now:
* Switzerland, 5Fr. 2001 Zucher Sechlesauten (Snowman) Unc.9$
* Turkey, 150 Million Lire 2000 Clinton visit silver/gold PROOF 350$
* Ukraine, 5 Hryvni 2000 Millennium Unc. 8$
For a complete list look at: http://www.joelscoins.com/bimetal2.htm

Joel Anderson
PO Box 3016
Merced, CA 95344-1016
E-mail: joel@joelscoins.com

"See you" next week,
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, 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
WBCC Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.html
"All That Is Bi-metallic" Webside: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/9540/bmhome.html
Bi-metallic Forum Page: http://network54/Forum/86625
The WBCC is officially sponsored for the Basel World Money Fair by:
* Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moeda, S.A (The Portuguese Mint)
and  * Schuler Presses, Germany