Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 242, Volume 6, March 31, 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 really enjoy reading this weeks WBCC Newsmail !!

1. My new E-mail address...by Steven Kidd, USA

Please read my new E-mail address: Steven Kidd (WBCC member #165)

2. My new E-mail address...by Otto Komornik (WBCC member #103, Israel

Please read my new E-mail address: Otto Komornik (WBCC member #103)

3. The WBCC at the General ANA meeting 2001..by Ray Lockwood, USA

The WBCC will hold a general meeting for the membership on Saturday, August
11, 2001 at 1:30 P.M. - Room 116 in the Cobb Galleria Convention
Center....at the ANA Convention. All members are encouraged to attend.
Thanks to Larry Friemel and Ray Lockwood for setting this meeting up. If you
will be there please E-mail at: sunray@comteck.com

4. Bi-metallic Draguignan token.by Cliff Anderson and Christian Dolt

The new bi-metallic French trade token on this week's WBCC home page is
fascinating. It is 30mm in diameter. The obverse, marked "Foire de l' Olive"
and "DRAGUIGNAN", shows what appears to be an old, possibly water wheel
driven, olive press, in front of the town's bell tower. The reverse, marked
"Les beaux villages de Provence", displays a fruited olive branch. The
information card that comes with it is self explanatory. It is translated
with the help of Christian Dolt.
Draguignan - A taste of the good old days revisited
Collection medallion, reproduced using traditional methods. Minted from
solid and stainless copper-nickel or bi-metallic (bronze and copper-nickel)
Penin-CoMeMo Medaillon Collection
Les beaux villages de Provence

"Dragonianum", (named as such since 909 AD) derived its name from the dragon
which terrorized the population and killed St. Hermentaire, who became the
patron saint of the village.
This old country town is known for its architectural richness - one will
note the Place aux Herbes particularly, so skillfully restored, the Gate of
Portaiguierres, the famous 17th century clock tower atop one of the most
beautiful bell towers in Provence, and at the foot of the tower a very
amusing Theater of Greenery, the perfect place for meditation, as well as
the famous Folk Museum of the middle Provence, which merits your visit -
Draguignan in the 20th century, on the road to the Verdon Mountains, it is
all part of the year of the good old days revisited, the traditional simple
times of the festivals, culture and conviviality.

For more than 47 years, a handful of volunteer "lovers" of the Provence
devoted to maintaining traditions and the promotion of the olive growing
heritage of the area, have organized the famous "Foire de l'Olive" (the
first week of July), which is known well beyond the borders of the
In this year 2000, marking the passage of the third millennium, the
organizers of this major event are issuing the medal of Foire de l'Olive, as
part of the Penin-CoMeMo regional collection, "Les beaux villages de
Provence", with the following objective: while bringing you the pleasure of
acquiring an original souvenir, inalterable, esthetic and noble, with its
strong local image, it also distributes part of the income from the sale of
the pieces to one or two of the local help associations which do so much
good work.
With the Foire de l'Olive, Draguignan is also "generosity confirmed".
The information card also indicates that the piece was conceived and created
by CoMeMo of Flayosc, France, and the artist and minter appears to be
Penin-Medailles of Lyon, France.

5. Bi-metallic 1 Dollar from Bermuda...by Keith Beaumont, UK

The Bi-metallic 1 Dollars of Bermuda is Issue nine of Queen Mother Centenary
just received, details same as last issue except reverse design.
Details: all basically as previous except,
Obverse, Ian Rank-Broadley.
Reverse, David Cornell.
A picture can be seen in the WBCC Homepage:

6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #242...by Jack Hepler, USA

Which of the following is the smallest current circulating Bi-metallic coin?
a. 100 Sucres, Ecuador
b. Five Shillings, Kenya
c. One Peso, Mexico
d. Two Zlote, Poland

Please send your answer to me: heplerj@juno.com. Next week you can read
the correct answer.

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #241.
One of the most sacred objects of Hungary's history is the crown of St.
Stephen. This crown is shown on many coins of Hungary and is shown on the
100 Forint Bi-metallic coin of Hungary. For 32 years the crown of St.
Stephen was secured in a foreign vault, not in Hungary. In 1978, the crown
was returned to Hungary from what country?
a. Germany
b. Great Britain
c. Romania
d. United States of America

Answer to Question #241 is "d"; United States of America. The crown was
delivered to Germany near the end of WW II and found its way to the US
forces. It was returned to the USA and was stored for safe keeping in the
gold storage vaults at Ft Knox, Kentucky until 1978 when its return was
negotiated with Hungary.

Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #240; 60% answered half correct,
15% answered three of four correct. Only one person got all the correct

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

WBCC  Auction 20 has almost closed. Look for the result at:

WBCC  Auction 21 is open now, and closes 10 PM Sydney Time Saturday April 7,
2001 Sydney is 10 Hrs ahead of Greenwich (London)Time.

Please read the WBCC Auction Rules.

Listed are:
* Bi-metallic gaming token 32 pieces, Reserve $30
* Russia, Russia 10 Rouble 2000, 55th Ann. Sov. Union's War 1941-1945, Mm
Moscow, Reserve $1.00
* France, Medal od Draguignan, Foire de l'olive, Reserve $12
* France, 7 Euro Strasbourg 1996, Reserve $13
* Mexico 2 Pesos, Proof, 1995, scarce. Reserve $12
* Mexico 10 Pesos, Proof, 1995, scarce. Reserve $18

WBCC Auction 22 details can now send to Rod Sell at Rod.Sell@elderwyn.com If
possible send a scan of the coin.

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

This weeks new pictures in the WBCC Homepage:

* France Draguignan bi-metallic token

9. TWOB-37 is ready.........by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

TWOB-37 (The World Of Bi-metallics catalog #37) is ready and it is send by
mail this week. The E-mail version (as an attached Excel file) will be send
April 1st. TWOB-37 covers:
* Section 1: WBCC Activities
* Section 2: 1228 Coins from 97 Countries
* Section 3: 212 Ecus/Euros from 23 Countries
* Section 4: 634 Tokens from 34 Countries
Also information on varieties, errors and related Numismatic Literature.

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

The following Bi-metallic are available now:
* $1 2000 Olympics color koala swimming PF 10.00
* $1 2001 Millennium multi-color map + gold insert PF $49
* 100 Schillings 2000 Communications Bimetal PF  55.00
* 100 Schillings 2001 Transportation Bimetal PF  52.00
* 10 Ecu K176 1990 gold/silver Proof bimetallic 75.00
* 10 Francs K163 2000 Unc. Bimetal 9.00
* 2 Zloty 2000 Millennium Unc. Bimetal 3.75
* 10 Baht 2000 Commerce Ministry Unc. bimetal  2.50
* 10 Baht 2000 Army Medical Dept. Unc. bimetal  2.00
* 10 Baht 2000 Economic Development Dept U. bimetal 2.00
* 5 Hryvni 2000 Millennium Unc. Bimetal 8.00
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.com/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