Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #263

WBCC Newsmail 263, Volume 6, August 25, 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. Bi-metallic new coin type from Paul Baker, WBCC Research Centre

The other day I came across a fairly new and rather large (.pdf) document on
the site of the British Royal Mint. It is their Annual Report for 2000/2001
(i.e. April 2000 to March 2001). As most readers will be aware the Royal
Mint does quite a lot of work for overseas customer. The mint has two main
product lines "circulation coins and blanks" and "collector coins", plus a
few other categories e.g. "official medals". Of interest to me, the report
includes a section of "circulation coins and blanks" for overseas customers,
which no doubt is a regular feature of these reports. With this section in
this latest report there was a full page illustration of some various
overseas (meaning not of Great Britain) circulation coins, representative of
those made in the period reported. One piece in this illustration struck me
straight away as new and noteworthy. Most of each of the two sides of this
coin can be seen in the illustration. Going from this good illustration and
the context of the report it is shown in, it would rather seem that the
Royal Mint has made circulation quantities of a AD2000/1420AH dated, 1/2
Dinar coin for Jordan. This seven-sided bi-metallic coin is apparently just
as per the previous bi-metallic 1/2 Dinar type of Jordan (KM-63), except for
the date and the change of portrait (and titles) to that of the King
Abdullah (right facing). This is the first I have seen of a coin bearing a
portrait of with late King Hussein's successor. It is not yet known if these
coins have yet reached circulation in Jordan.
A picture can bee seen in the WBCC New Images pages:

2. New and third Bi-metallic WBCC Frans Dubois, Netherlands

September 14th 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
E-mail: Frans Dubois

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
Please notice I'm on vacation now and will return on August 28th.

3. WBCC Auction 29 is open Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

Auction 29 is now ready to receive material. The new design page can be see
Closing time to include lots in this Auction is 10AM Friday 14th September
2001 Sydney Time.

Lets make this ANNIVERSARY Auction memorable. So sort out your good
duplicates and send me the details and the scans. E-mail me,
Rod Sell.

4. Bi-metallic from Italy..… by Jack Hepler, USA

The Italian 500 Lire was the first Legal Tender of many Bi-metallics that
have become common using this minting technique. The picture on this coin
may be seen in real life at the Quirinale Square in Rome. The building in
the background is the Palazzo del Quirinale, built as the summer palace of
the Pope and is now the official residence of the Italian President. In the
foreground, also know as Monte Cavallo, is a fountain. The statuary which
forms the focal point of the coin, is an obelisk surrounded by statues of
horses, and two statues that are reproductions of Castor and Pollux. The
originals of these statues are located in Greece.

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

One of the last coins issued by Hong Kong before returning to administration
by The Peoples Republic of China, was the 1997 bi-metallic $10. This coin
features a suspension bridge, internationally known and a major Hong Kong
landmark. What is the name of the bridge linking Hong Kong´s major islands
and the airport?
a. Ma Wan Viaduct
b. Tsing Ma Bridge
c. Kap Shui Mun Bridge
d. Tapia Bridge
Please send your answer to me: Jack Hepler Next week you can
read the correct answer.

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #262.
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 portrayed on the 1999 Bi-metallic issue of the PRC. The design
shows a city skyline, and harbor. The coin also shows a bridge, a major
link between the two parts of the province and the Macau Airport.
What is the name of the bridge linking Macau´s major islands and the
a. Landau Link Bridge
b. Macau Bridge
c. Hong Kong Bridge
d. Tapia Bridge
Answer to Question #262 is "d", Taipa Bridge. See Newsmail #255.
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #261; 72.72727% correct. Eleven
players. This must have been a tough question. You may be able to see the
answer to many future questions in Newsmail issues dating back to #255.

6. New Bi- or Tri-metallic Rod Sell, Australia

The new images shown at

* The WBCC 5th Anniversary Medal
* Hong Kong 1995 Show Medal
* Austria 2001 50 Schilling
* Taiwan 2001 20 Yuan
* Canada 2001 $2 off centre
* Euro Sets with dates 1999 to 2002
* Italian Token believed used in Video Poker Machines
* Malaysia 10 October 2000 Shah Alam 1 Ringgit
* France Daudet set of 12 Euro Bi-Metallics
* USA Amusement Token Speedway 17
* Philippines 2000 10 Peso

7. Schedule WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

While I''m on vacation in Canada (starts on September 2) Frans will compose
ans send out the following WBCC Newsmails:

WBCC Newsmail 265, September 8, 2001
WBCC Newsmail 266, September 15, 2001
WBCC Newsmail 267, September 22, 2001
WBCC Newsmail 268, September 29, 2001

I hope you can help Frans by providing him (Bi-metallic) material/news.

"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 Auction Provider, Rod Sell.

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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