Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #255

WBCC Newsmail 255, Volume 6, June 30, 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,

I hope you really enjoy reading this weeks WBCC Newsmail !!

1. My new E-mail Kei-Wah Leung, Hong Kong

Please read my new E-mail address: Kei-Wah Leung, (WBCC member #170)

2. A WBCC member past Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

Last week a message arrived that WBCC member #108 and US Coindealer,
Edward Jencius past away last february.son Peter Jencius will continue his
fathers bussiness, his speciality is
Italian and Vatican (Bi-metallic) coins and medals. Peter's website is:
Peter will also have his fathers former WBCC number #108.

3. Bi-metallic 1000 Lire 2001 San Anthony Lee, Hong Kong

If you take a look in the WBCC New Images
section you will
find a picture of the 2001 Bi-metallic 1000 Lire from San Marino

4. Bi-metallic varieties Israel 10 Yossi Barzelay, Israel

After checking few thousands of the Bi-metallic 10 Sheqalim I have on hand
few varieties and errors. I have listed them and here is the complete list:

* 10 Sheqel. 1995 AU Counterfeit
* 10 Sheqel. 1995 AU Obv: near palm tree not beaded tiny triangle
* 10 Sheqel. 1995 Unc Obv: near palm tree not beaded tiny triangle
* 10 Sheqel. 1995 VF Obv: slightly off center. Edges of 3 top line that
should be only on outer ring appear on center
* 10 Sheqel. 1995 VF+ Obv: slightly off center. Edges of 3 top line that
should be only on outer ring appear on center
* 10 Sheqel. 1995 Unc Obv: slightly off center. Edges of 4 top line that
should be only on outer ring appear on center
* 10 Sheqel. 1995 XF Obv: near palm tree not beaded tiny triangle
* 10 Sheqel. 1995 VF Obv: slightly off center. Edges of 2 top line that
should be only on outer ring appear on center
* 10 Sheqel. 1995 VF Obv: near palm tree not beaded tiny triangle

If you have interest I can tokens and the 10 Sheqel varieties for other
Bi-metallic, please E-mail me.

5. Bi-metallic trade Cliff Anderson, USA

The new octagonal Bi-metallic piece on this week's WBCC New Images website
is a $5 trade token from Leader Supply Co., in Osceola, Pennsylvania. Leader
Supply Co. was the company store for the Monarch Coal Co. Notice that the
obverse is signed by "H. S. Kanow", the manager of the store (and maybe of
the whole mine). The only place left named Osceola in PA is Osceola Mills, a
small town just on the west slope of the Appalachians. It must the same
place, since it is right in the middle of coal country.

6. Bi-metallic Israel Gaming Yossi Barzelay, Israel

>From a trade I received a Bi-metallic Gaming Token from Israel. It is a
gaming token for Video Games in the City Tiberias. More details are:

Outer ring - copper-nickel
Obv.: Tiberias Marina - Tiberias Marina
Rev.: Yakir Stars video playit
Inner: Aluminium-Bro
both sides: monogram of M B

Maybe a picture available soon.

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

The Bi-metallic 20 Dollar 2000 coin of Jamaica features one of the national
heroes. What is this man´s name?
a. Alexander Bustamante
b. Christopher Columbus
c. Marcus Garvey
d. Norman Manley
Please send your answer to me. The answer will be shown in
the WBCC Newsmail next week.

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #254.
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
Answer to Question #254 is "b", Wall. The Great Wall of China can be seen
by the Astronauts from the orbiting space station.
Summary of answers to Quiz

8. Bi-metallic coin with China Jack Hepler and Anthony Lee

The Peoples Republic of China is well known for numismatic products of
beautiful art. The Bi-metallic coins of PRC have been used to portray art
and history. One of the most significant historic moments of the past
century was the return of Macau from colonial possession by the Portuguese
to Chinese administration. A 1999 Bi-metallic issue of PRC commemorates
this occasion. The design shows the Macau skyline, and the harbor. The
coin also shows the Macau Taipa Bridge, a major link between the two parts
of the province and the Macau Airport.
Closest to the mainland, Taipa was accessible only by ferry until 1974, when
the Macau-Taipa Bridge was finally completed. Now three Macau-Taipa Bridges,
constructed for easy access to the airport, have led to increased
development on Taipa, including new apartment blocks and booming suburbs
that have raised the population on this small island to 30,000. Taipa is
also the home of several luxury hotels, Taipa Village with its popular
restaurants and colonial architecture, a former firecracker factory,
temples, a university, Macau Stadium, and the Macau Jockey Club for horse
Each of the PRC Bi-metallic coins holds a wealth of history and information
latent in its design.

"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
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Bi-metallics and exchange knowledge about Bi-metallics
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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.
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