Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #254

WBCC Newsmail 254, Volume 6, June 23, 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

Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,

It has been very quiet this week regarding Bi-metallics, stiil I hope you
really enjoy reading this weeks WBCC Newsmail !!

1. A new WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:

Name: Anthony Lee (WBCC member #216), Hong Kong
Age: 50
Profession: Coin Dealer
Hobby: Coins and Banknotes and Bi-metallics
Goal: A catalogue for Hong Kong, and Macau Coins & Banknotes and the
Bi-metallic coins.
How did know about the WBCC: I found by chance in the internet.

2. Bi-metallic MTT from Manuel Gonzalez, Spain

The following text about Canadian Bi-metallic MTT I received:

Haweaters Honour Volunteers On Bi-metallic Token.
Little Current, Ontario – The Little Current Lions Club will soon be
releasing its very first Bi-metallic token. The 3-Dollar token will honour
volunteers, "our organization is made up of volunteers. Most of the good
things that happen around the world would not happen if it weren't for
people giving their time and efforts freely to help others" said Rolly
Racicot, the program coordinator for the Lions Club. "We thought it was
befitting to celebrate our volunteers and those around the world by
promoting the International Year of Volunteers", he concluded.

The Little Current Lions Club has been issuing such tokens as a means of
raising funds for their community projects since 1969, making this their
35th issue (two pieces were issued in 2000 and a 20-Buck piece was issued
earlier this year). When asked why the change, Racicot said "we thought that
the New Millennium was a good time to change our look of 30 years and when
you look at this beautiful piece, you'll know we were right!". The token is
32 millimetres in diameter with a heart of silver-coloured cupro-nickel and
a ring of gold-colour aluminium-bronze and is a whopping three millimetres
thick. Collector versions were also struck in antique commercial bronze and
gold plated brass.

Metal / Mintage / Price
Bimetallic / 3,750 / $4.75
Antique Commercial Bronze / 500 / $10.00
Gold Plated / 500 / $11.00

"The Manitoulin pieces have always been popular with collectors in Canada",
said Ray Desjardins of Bonavita, "now that they've gone to a bimetallic
piece, we know collectors from around the world will also be attracted to

Bonavita has many of the older pieces in this series available. For more
information on prices, visit our web site, "MTTs of
Ontario" under the "Past Issues" tab.

3. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game Jack Hepler, USA

The Bi-metallic 1999 Ten Yuan coin of China features a man-made object that
may be seen from space by the astronauts. What is this object?
a. Ship
b. Wall
c. Airport
d. Building
Please send your answer to me. The answer will be shown in
the WBCC Newsmail next week.

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #253.
The introduction of modern Bi-metallic coins by Italy started a very popular
technique in the numismatic art and has become very popular among
collectors, too. In which year did Italy introduce the first of the modern
bi-metallics as a standard circulation coin?
a. 1982
b. 1983
c. 1984
d. 1985
Answer to Question #253 is "a", 1982. This must have been a very easy
question. Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #253; 100% correct.

4. Bi-metallic 5 Tala from Martin Peeters, Netherlands

Referring to WBCC Newsmail 253, item 3 about the Bi-metallic 5 Pound of
Tokelau of Queen Mother Centenary, the domination is actually a "5 Tala"
Bi-metallic coin.

"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
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The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC)
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 Websmaster, JD White, USA.

WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands.

WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson,USA.

WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK.

WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA.

WBCC Focal Point: ANA Convention 2001, Ray Lockwood, USA.

WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands.
WBCC Website
All That Is Bi-

Bi-metallic Forum Page

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.


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