Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #261

WBCC Newsmail 261, Volume 6, August 11, 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. New and third Bi-metallic WBCC 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:

Frans Dubois
Lazaruskade 12
2802 ES Gouda
The Netherlands

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 at: Frans Dubois or Martin Peeters
or in the Newsgroup:

2. Bi-metallics 2001 from Martin Peeters, Netherlands

After the Bi-metallic 1 Peso 2001 from Mexico, now Mexico issued also the
Bi-metallic 2, 5, 10 and 20 Peso 2001. The Bi-metallic 10 Peso depicts the
as the 2000 issue: Four symbols of the Aztec Century. If you look in the
WBCC member Fabio Guerrieri page, you can see they are

3. Bi-metallic from Martin Peeters, Netherlands

To Commemorate Declaration of Shah Alam City the Royal Mint of Malaysia did
issue a Bi-metallic coin with a face value of 1 Ringgitt. Asking RMM, they
send me the following message:

May we redirect you to the Royal Mint of Malaysia at which handles the enquiries & orders. See the
Mint Department Page 4. Sorry cannot help you any further.

I tried to order the Bi-metallic and the cost for the Bi-metallic it self
was a few dollars, BUT the ask for handling 30$!!

4. Bi-metallics Honor United Nations…by Jack Hepler

Three countries have honored the United Nations with Bi-metallic coin
issues; Croatia, Portugal, and Singapore. The Portuguese and Singapore
coins honor the UN for its 50th anniversary while the Croatian coin
honors the 50th anniversary of Croatian membership.

Elements of the UN dated back to International organizations established
to cooperate on specific matters; Telecommunications in 1865, Universal
Postal Union in 1874 and the International Peace Conference that met in
The Hague in 1899. The UN officially came into existence on 24 October
1945 with 51 member nations, 25 of which have since produced Bi-metallic
coins. Since then, an additional 138 countries have been added bringing
the total to 189. Switzerland, which has also produced Bi-metallic
coins, will be considering UN membership in the near future. A Swiss
plebiscite in 1986 to place UN membership before citizens, disapproved
membership by a 3:1 margin. The issue is still being hotly debated.

There are now 98 countries which have produced coins or patterns for
Bi-metallic coins. Of these, 97 are UN member nations or are
confederated with member nations.

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

The 50 Korun Bi-metallic coins of the Czech Republic show a city view
that includes a bridge. What is the name of this bridge?
a. Charles Bridge
b. Judith Bridge
c. Prague Bridge
d. Saint Wenceslaus Bridge
Please send your answer to me: Jack Hepler Next week you can read the
correct answer.

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #260.
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?
a. Marten
b. Mink
c. Otter
d. Weasel
Answer to Question #260 is "a", Marten.
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #259; 85.71428% correct. seven

"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-metallic.

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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