WBCC Newsmail 260, Volume 6, August 4, 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. A new WBCC member......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:
Name: Gaye Hensley (WBCC member #217), USA
Profession: Chief Operations Officer in industrial sales company
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: To collect complete coin sets from all the countries that I have visited
Against: The Euro dollar replacing all the wonderful individual European
How did know about the WBCC: I found out about you on the web
2. New and third Bi-metallic WBCC token..by Frans Dubois, Netherlands
In September this year it's the fifth anniversary of the Worldwide
Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC). For this special occasion there is made
a special Bi-metallic token. Mintage is limited to only 100 pieces!!
The reverse is the same like the first two clubtokens but the front side has
a design that is made by Frans Dubois to commemorate the fifth anniversary
of the WBCC on September 14th.
How to order this special WBCC token:
Send US $ 7,- plus $ 1,- postage per piece to:
2802 ES Gouda
Please write down your address on the envelope!
As soon as your letter has arrived the token will be send to you.
If you prefer registrated mail the postage is $5,- extra
A picture can be seen in the WBCC Website:
or you ask for it from: Frans Dubois or Martin Peeters
or in the Newsgroup:
3. Bi-metallic 20$ Taiwan.........by Anthony Lee, Hong Kong
I would like ot let you know the Taiwan have issue the new Bi-metlic coin
the face value is NT$20 Ring is brass and the middle is nickel.
The Obv: of the coin is a oringal people ( NATIVE ) who is a national hero
defending Taiwan during Japanese occupation.
Rev: The canoe of native tribe.
The date is very new design of 2001 like laser.
This is most update news from this coin.
If they have any news for the Bi-metalic coins from Asia. I will infrom to
your WBCC club everyone.
4. WBCC and ANA..........by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club will attend the ANA World's Fair
of Money® in Atlanta held from August 8-12, 2001. WBCC member Ray
Lockwood has the possiblity to expose the WBCC to the USA numismatic
communities, coindealers and the US public. Ray is the WBCC Focal Point ANA
Convention 2001. At his booth of the Central States Numismatic Society Ray
will give all information about the WBCC to the public. So if you go to
Atlanta visit the WBCC booth #3.
5. Bi-metallic Honors Esperanto
by Jack Hepler, USA
In 1997, the Esperanto Congress was convened in Adelaide, Australia.
Croatia issued a 25 Kuna Bi-metallic coin that year honoring the
conference. This year, the Esperanto Congress met in Zagreb, Croatia,
21-28 July. Esperanto is a language without a country or maybe a
language for all countries.
The roots of Esperanto can be traced to a publication by Dr. Lejzer
(Ludovic) Zamenhof, a Jewish eye doctor in Warsaw, Poland in 1887. The
idea of a planned international language was not a new one. Zamenhof
contributed the commentary that such a language must develop through
collective use and was not intended to replace any country's ethnic
language. He restricted his initial proposal to a vocabulary of about 900
words. His paper also had some samples of poetry and prose, and a
convincing essay. Since then Esperanto has developed into a truly
international language with its own worldwide community of advocates.
Today, the Esperanto dictionary contains more than 15,000 words with word
combinations that can be used to produce over 150,000 definitions. There
were about 7000 delegates to the Zagreb Congress and the spoken program
was in Esperanto, naturally.
6. Bi-metallic 10 Piso Philippines...by Massimiliano Aiello, Italy
I have received from Mrs. Teresita Manigque, Director of Cash Department of
Central Bank of Philippines, the following message:
Dear Mr. Aiello,
Referring to your e-mail of July 24, 2001, hereunder are the total costs of
the 10-piso Bi-metallic coin:
Particulars 1 coin, 5 coins, 10 coins, 50 coins
Face Value P10.00, P50.00, P100.00, P500.00
Handling & Mailing cost P305.00, P310.00, P370.00, P630.00
in PESOS P315.00, P365.00, P470.00, P1,130.00
US$ equivalent US$6.50, US$7.50, US$9.50, US$23.00
Payment for order of coins should be in the form of check or Demand Draft
payable to: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Check payment shall be subject to
clearing which will take approximately fifteen (15) days.
We trust that the above information will serve your purpose.
Very truly yours,
Teresita G. Manigque
7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #260...by Jack Hepler, USA
All of the 25 Kuna Bi-metallic coins issued by Croatia show a small
animal on the obverse. What is the name of this animal
Please send your answer to me: Next week you can
read the correct answer.
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #259.
The Kingdom of Morocco has released two Bi-metallic coins; 5 Dirhams and
10 Dirhams. The image pictured on each coin is different but both have
the portrait of the same person. He became King of Morocco in 1961 and
died in 1999. He was succeeded by his son, King Mohammed VI. What is
the name of the King of Morocco pictured on Moroccan Bi-metallic coins?
b. Mohammed V
c. Al-Hassan II
d. King Hussein
Answer to Question #259 is "c", Al-Hassan II. His father was Mohammed V
and his son, Mohammed VI, is also known as Sidi.
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #258; 90% correct. eight
8. Bi-metallics available.........by Joel Anderson, USA
The following Bi-metallic are available now:
* 50 Daler 1994 Bimetal Unc. $48.00
* 1 Dollar 2001 multi-color gold on silver non-ringed Bi-metallic PROOF
* 20 Rubles 2001 St. Euphrasinya Non-ringed Bi-metallic gold on silver Proof
* 5 Pula 2000 Bimetal Unc. $6.00
Canada, Bi-metallic Municipal Trade Dallors
* Baie Sainte-Marie, NS 2 Dollars 2001 Unc. $4.50
* Dauphine, MAN $3.50 2000 Enameled Bimetal Unc. $6.50
* Kindersley, SK 10 Dollars 2000 Unc. $15.00
* Manitoulin, ON 3 Dollars 2001 Unc. $5.50
* Marwayne, AB 3 Dollars 2001 Unc. $5.00
* Nanaimo, BC 3 Dollars 2000 Unc. Speedboat $ 5.00
* Nanaimo, BC 3 Dollars 2001 Unc. Bathtub race $5.00
* Raymond, AB 2 Dollars 2001 Unc. Branco rider $4.50
* 10Yuan 2001 PANDA non-ringed Bi-metallic gold on silver $49
PO Box 3016
Merced, CA 95344-1016
"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club
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 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.
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* Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moeda, S.A (The Portuguese Mint)
and Schuler Presses, Germany.