Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 243, Volume 6, April 7, 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. New WBCC members......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

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

Name: Claudio Revello (WBCC member #207), Argentina
E-mail: carevello@interclass.com.ar
Age: 31
Profession: System Analyst, teacher
Hobby: World coins and tokens especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
How did know about the WBCC: With a web search

Name: Kathy Beacham (WBCC member #208), Canada
E-mail: nonotme@home.com
Age: 38
Profession: veterinarian's assistant
Hobby: world coins and tokens especially Bi- and Tri-metallics
Goal: To one day have a great collection!
Against:Con artists!
How did know about the WBCC: Patrick Glassford's homepage.

2. My new E-mail address..by Carlos Villanueva (WBCC member #189) , Ecuador

Please read my new E-mail address: cavill@gyetesat.net

3. Bi-metallic Chile 500 Pesos 2001..by Francisco Jovel, Chile

The Chile Bi-metallic 500 Peso 2001 coins is being released to circulation
this week. A picture can be seen in the WBCC Homepage:

--Remark WBCC Focal Point: Chile did earlier planed a 2001 Bi-metallic 100
Pesos, now I wonder this will really be issued.

4. Bi-metallic Australia 20 Dollar.........by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

According a Press Release in the Royal Australian Mint Homepage
(http://www.ramint.gov.au/press_releases/default.cfm) one could read the

Press Releases
Australia to issue three commemorative coins in memory of 'The Don'

2nd April, 2001
Royal Australian Mint
As announced by the Prime Minister (John Howard) last weekend, Australia
will issue three special commemorative coins in honour of the late cricket
legend, Sir Donald Bradman AC, universally acknowledged as the world's
greatest ever batsman.

The coins will be produced jointly by Australia's two official mints, the
Royal Australian Mint and The Perth Mint, and will be available throughout
Australia from early to mid June.

To be issued as legal tender of Australia, in conjunction with the Bradman
Foundation, the coin program will include:

A bi-metal gold and silver proof coin featuring an image of Sir Donald
wearing his baggy green cap;
A 1oz silver proof coin depicting Bradman playing an off drive
An aluminum bronze frosted uncirculated coin featuring the famous Bradman
pull shot.
Each of the coins will be surrounded by the wording 'Sir Donald Bradman
1908 - 2001' and will bear the image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and
the coin's monetary denomination on the obverse.

Aluminum Bronze Coin
Bi-Metal Gold/Silver Coin
Silver Coin

All three coins will have strictly limited mintages, with a maximum of:
10,000 bi-metal gold/silver coins with intended price of $380.00;
100,000 proof silver coins with intended price of $55.00; and
250,000 aluminium bronze coins with intended price of $12.95
Within these maximum mintages a limited number of sets containing all three
coins will be issued, with intended price of $447.95.

The Bradman Commemorative Coin Program will see the two mints join forces
for the first time since their successful partnership in the Sydney 2000
Olympic Coin Program.

The Royal Australian Mint in Canberra will produce the aluminium bronze
coins, while The Perth Mint will manufacture the bi-metal and silver coins.

"Both mints are thrilled to be collaborating in another milestone
commemorative coin program, this time celebrating the life of Sir Donald
Bradman, arguably the nation's greatest sporting icon," said Mr. Graeme
Moffatt, Controller of the Royal Australian Mint.

"There is no more traditional and appropriate way for a nation to pay
tribute to its heroes than by immortalising them on the official coinage,"
he said.

Mr. Don Mackay-Coghill, Chief Executive Officer of Gold Corporation,
operator of The Perth Mint, said Sir Donald, who died in his Adelaide home
on 25 February at the age of 92, was idolised by generations of Australians
and cricket fans throughout the world.

"In 52 Test matches from 1928 to 1948, Sir Donald scored 6,996 runs at an
average of 99.94, a career record unlikely ever to be bettered.

"He was a batsman without peer, a highly respected cricket administrator,
and a gentleman both on and off the field- a national and international
cricket legend, whose memory will forever be etched on the Australian

The Bradman Commemorative Coin Program will be available from the Royal
Australian Mint, the Perth Mint, selected Australia Post outlets and major
Australian coin dealers from early to mid June.

For further information
Veronica Maguire, The Perth Mint, 08 9421 7252
Anton Porzig, The Royal Australian Mint, 02 6202 6858

5. Bi-metallic Gibraltar.........by Frans Woons, Canada

The Pobjoy Mint in England has announced a large number of new coins struck
for Gibraltar and dated 2001. The series is called "Mythology Of The Solar
System". This series includes two bi-metallic coins: A) A 1 Crown piece
struck in gold and silver. Ring is 999.9 gold and weighs 12.11 g while the >
centre is 999 silver with a weight of 5.79 g. The diameter of the coin is
32.20 mm. The coin is labelled "The Solar System". B) A 1/2 Crown piece
struck in silver and titanium. Ring is 999 silver and weighs 12.99 g while
the centre is titanium with a weight of 5.00 g. The diameter of the coin is
32.25 mm. The coin is also labelled "Solar System". A picture can be seen in
the WBCC Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/7513/wbcc/wbcc.html

6. Encased coin from the US..by Cliff Anderson, USA

The encased penny shown on this week's webpage is somewhat unusual, since
the penny is not concentric, and the encasement is also copper, instead of

The wording is:
Good Luck /
Is 75% the Right Attitude /
Youngstown (Ohio) Kitchens by Mullins

The encased penny itself is 1948, which is the only clue to its age. There
is no business by that name any longer in Youngstown, and only nine or so
surname Mullins are still listed there.

7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #243...by Jack Hepler, USA

One of the most recently released Bi-metallic coins portrays a standing
figure with a shield and spear, and is dated 2000. The legend reads,
"REPUBLIKA E SHQIPERISE. What is another name for this country?
a. Albania
b. Algeria
c. Georgia
d. Ukraine
Please send your answer to me: heplerj@juno.com. Next week you can read the
correct answer.
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #242.
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
Answer to Question #242 is "b", Kenya.
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #241; 60% answered half correct,
15% answered three of four correct.  Only one person got all the correct

8. Bi-metallic Sega token for trade..by Francisco Jovel, Chile

If you look in the WBCC Homepage,
http://members.nbci.com/RodSell/wbccj-o/wbccj-o.htm you find a picture of
the Japan Sega Sega token. I have left such a piece and I'm willing to trade
this token. Please let me know if you have interest, E-mail me at:

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

WBCC  Auction 21 has almost closed. Look for the result at:

WBCC Auction 22 is open now, and closes 10 PM Sydney Time Saturday April 13,
2001 Sydney is 10 Hrs ahead of Greenwich (London)Time.

Please read the WBCC Auction Rules.

* Algeria 50 Dinar 1996 UNC, Reserve $10.00
* Algeria 10 Dinar 1992 UNC, Reserve $7.00
* Algeria 100 Dinar 1993 XF-AU, Reserve $10.00
* Algeria 20 Dinar 1996 UNC, Reserve $7.50
* Mexico 50 Peso 1993  XF-AU, Reserve $12.50
* Switzerland 5 Francs 2001, UNC, Reserve $8.00
* Portugal 200$00, 2000, Olympic Games-Sidney, UNC, Reserve $1.50
* Canada 2 Dollars, 2000, Polar Bear and sons, UNC, Reserve $2.50
* Jamaica 20 Dollars, 2000, UNC, Reserve $1.00
* Ukraine 5 Hryven  2001, "On the Edge of Millenniums"  UNC, Reserve, $5.00

WBCC Auction 23 details can now send to Rod Sell at Rod.Sell@elderwyn.com If
possible send a scan of the coin.

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

This weeks new pictures in the WBCC Homepage:

* Gibraltar 2001 Crown in Gold and Silver also in Titanium and Silver
* Chile 500 Pesos 2001
* Finland 2001 25 Markkaa.
* Netherlands Antilles, serie of 25 pieces inlay of Coin On Coins.
* US Encased Cent from Youngstown (Ohio) Kitchens by Mullins
* Vatican Year 2000  500L and 1000L
* Bermuda $1 2000 for Queen Mother's Centenary

"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