Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

WBCC Newsmail 246, Volume 6, April 28, 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 member......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

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

Name: Jesse (JD) White (WBCC member #210), USA
E-mail: jd@jdsworld.net
Homepage: http://www.jdsworld.net/
Age: 52
Profession: Part time associate senior designer
Hobby: Circulating world coins with artistic designs, now branching into
circulating Bi-metallic
Goal: To celebrate life on this side of the dirt everyday and learn
something new daily about world coins
Against: The new breed of horders/opportunists in the USA calling themselves
How did know about the WBCC: Referred by Joel Larouche after winning an
auction of a Bi-metallic Ukraine 5 Hrynias 2000 Bi-metallic

Name: Julio Alzatti (WBCC member #212), Argentina
E-mail: julio.alzatti@roche.com
Age: 65
Hobbies: Coin collector: specially Bi-metallic and Argentinian's coins
Profession: Administrative Sales Manager
Goals: Achieve all circulating bi-metalic coin worldwide as long as my
budget can affort
Against: Governments unconcerned about starving children of the world, every
day more illiterate, and the worst of all "Television".

2. Encased Canada Cent...by Joel Anderson, USA

If you take a look in the WBCC Homepage (you can see a scan of an encased
Bi-metallic) Windsor Canadian Whiskey advertising piece incorporating a 1970
Canadian cent.
Note that it says the Whiskey is "Imported" That would indicate that the
piece was probably intended for distribution outside of Canada, as I don't
think they would import Canadian Whiskey INTO Canada.

3. Bi-metallic from Unesco...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

In the latest issue of Coincraft's "The Phoenix" (P206) they offered a
Bi-metallic commemorating the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. The Unesco did
issue the special envelopes with this Bi-metallic on April 26, 1991.
Coincraft offers it for 14.50 Pound. Thanks to Lucy Clarkson of Coincraft
you can see a scan of the special envelope in the WBCC Homepage:
CoinCraft homepage is: http://www.coincraft.com/index.html

4. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #246...by Jack Hepler, USA

In 1992 this Asian country introduced its first Bi-metallic coin. The
unusual feature of this Five Dollar coin is the shape of the outer brass
ring. It is scalloped. Which country introduced a $5 Bi-metallic coin for
circulation having a scalloped outer ring?
a. Cambodia
b. China
c. Hong Kong
d. Singapore
Please send your answer to me: heplerj@juno.com. Next week you can read the
correct answer.
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #245.
Which of the following countries have the image of a horse and rider on at
least one of their circulation Bi-metallic coins? You may need to look at
your coins or the WBCC homepage.
a. Austria
b. Latvia
c. Lithuania
d. Monaco
Answer to Question #245 is "a, c, and d",
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #244; 100% correct.

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

WBCC  Auction 24 has almost closed. Look for the result at:

WBCC Auction 25 is open now, and closes 10 PM Sydney Time Saturday May 5,
2001 Sydney is 10 Hrs ahead of Greenwich Time.

Please read the WBCC Auction Rules.
Listed are:
* Mexico 20 Pesos MAN 2000 UNC, Reserve $7.00
* Iran KM1262 250 Rials SH1377 BU-prroflike, Reserve $6.00
* China 10 Yuan 50th ann. 1999 UNC, Reserve $7.50
* Saudi Arabia KM67 100 Halala 1999 UNC, Reserve $3.50
* Oman KM82 100 Baiza 1991 UNC, Reserve $3.00
* Ukraine, 5 Hryven 2001, Mother with a baby, Reserve $5.00
* Germany, Schuler Presses, 7 June 1997, Open Day, Reserve $1.00
* Switzerland, Blanc 10 frank piece (22mm), Reserve $5.00

WBCC Auction 26 details can now send to Rod Sell at Rod.Sell@elderwyn.com If
possible send a scan of the coin.

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

This weeks new pictures in the WBCC Homepage:

* Canada 1970 encased cent from Windsor Canadian Whiskey
* San Marino 2001 1000 Lire

7. Coin World article...............by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

Copyright story reprinted by permission from the April 23, 2001, issue of
Coin World, Sidney, OH, www.coinworld.com

Legendary Australian cricket player commemorated by RAM, Perth Mint

Australian cricket legend Sir Donald Bradman died Feb. 25 at 92, and the
Perth and Royal Australian Mints have teamed up to salute the athlete with a
commemorative coin program.

"[Bradman] 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 psyche," Gold Corporation official Don Mackay-Coghill said.

Graeme Moffatt, RAM controller, said, "There is no more traditional and
appropriate way for a nation to pay tribute to its heroes than by
immortalizing them on the official coinage."

The program offers three coins: a bimetallic gold and silver Proof coin
featuring Bradman in his signature baggy green cap, a 1-ounce Proof silver
coin showing Bradman executing an off drive and an aluminum-bronze frosted
Uncirculated coin depicting Bradman's famous pull shot.

All three coins will be inscribed SIR DONALD BRADMAN, 1908-2001.
Each of the coins will be paired with an obverse bearing a portrait of Queen
Elizabeth II.
Mintage of the bimetallic coin is limited to 10,000. It will be available
for $186 in U.S. funds and $380 in Australian funds.

A maximum of 100,000 Proof silver coins will be produced. The coins will be
priced at $27 U.S. and $55 Australian.

The aluminum-bronze coins have a limited mintage of 250,000. The intended
price will be $6 U.S. and $12.95 Australian.

A set containing all three coins will be priced at $219 U.S. and $447.95
The Bradman program marks the first time both Australian Mints have worked
together since the Sydney 2000 Olympic Coin program. The RAM will strike the
aluminum-bronze coins, and the Perth Mint will produce the other two coins.

The coins will be available to collectors by mid-June.
For more information, consult the Perth Mint's Web site, www.perthmint.com.
au, or the RAM's Web site, www.ramint.gov.au.

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

The following Bi-metallic are available now:
* 2 Pound. K766 2000 Hercules & Ceberus Dog Unc Bimetal $9
* 10 Pesos K553 1992,93,94 Unc. bimetal ea. 7.50
* Encased Cent 1970 Windsor Canadian Whiskey AU   4.00

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