WBCC Newsmail 268, Volume 6, September 29, 2001
Composed with help from members of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC)
and weekly published by Frans Dubois, Netherlands,
WBCC Documentation Center
This is the last Newsmail that I composed because next week Martin will be
back. I hope you really enjoy reading this week's WBCC Newsmail!!
1 Dear Members,
Auctions 30 closes later today, so get your bids in. The items can be viewed
at Auction 31
which is now open.
Mexico- 10 Pesos 1998- Reserve $5.00
Hong Kong- 10 Dollars 1994- Reserve $3.00
Vaticano- 1.000 Lire 1998- Reserve $5.00
Lithuania- 2 & 5 Litai 1999- Reserve $6.00
Portugal- 100 Escudos 1999 Unicef (Correct Spelling) Reserve $7.00
Canada MTT Baie Ste-Marie, Nova Scotia Reserve $4.00
Canada MTT Marwayne, Alberta Reserve $5.00
Canada MTT Raymond, Alberta Reserve $4.00
Philippines, 10 Piso 2000 Unc, Reserve $2
Portugal, 100 escudos 2000 Unc, Reserve $1
I am now accepting lots for Auction 32, which will commence on Saturday 6th
October. Please email your bids to me, Rod Sell.
2 Meeting WBCC members in Canada (5)... by Martin Peeters, Canada
Traveling by train from Jasper to Prince George on September 21st. (The
Skeena Railway Route and recommended to all visitors to the Canadian
Rockies) I read in Canadian Coin News of September the 21st a front-page
article about an US holey dollar error from partial Bi-metallic. The picture
on the page shows an outer ring from a Bi-metallic coin, which apparently
slipped in to a batch of US $1 blank during processing in Winnipeg.
According the article the American Numismatic Association (ANA)
Authenticator Brian Silliman has verified that a Sacagawea $1 Dollar coin,
struck on a hollow-centre planchet that most likely was produced at the
Royal Canadian Mint is genuine. According to some reports, the Royal
Canadian Mint and its Winnipeg, Manitoba, circulating coin production
facility have helped the United States Mint prepare planchets for the golden
Sacagawea $1 coin. According the article in CCN the Denver Mint already has
reported striking several 2000D Sacagawea dollars on outer rings intended
for foreign Bi-metallic coins. The piece sent to the ANA for authentication
is one of only a handful known to exist.
In an earlier issue of Canadian Coin News (February 17th) they report that
they entire mintage of 350, 2001 dated, $3 Bi-metallic Municipal Trade Token
from Change Island, Newfoundland, Canada, was sold out in 15 minutes.
According Serge Pelletiers, president of Eligi Consultants Inc, a second
version will be struck of the token and will be made with a mintmark added.
According my knowledge they already struck 325 pieces with a mintmark added.
>From Prince George I took the Greyhound bus to Williams Lake to visit WBCC
member #18 Frans Woons, in earlier times emigrated from the Netherlands to
Canada. In Williams Lake are no coin dealers, so I spent the time in
Williams Lake to look into Frans Bi-metallic collection and driving into the
beautiful nature of British Columbia. On Friday September 28th I will try to
travel from Vancouver to Los Angeles in the US by plane.
3. Meeting WBCC members in Canada (7).... by Martin Peeters, Canada
On Thursday September 27th I went by train (11 hours ride with very nice
country sides) from Williams Lake to Vancouver and spent the night there. In
Vancouver I visited coin dealer (and (Jeweler) J & M on West Broadway in
Vancouver. I never saw a coin show that big, displays al over the shop. I
noticed a new set with a Bi-metallic UK 2 Pound, Marconi and a Bi-metallic
(inlay) 5 dollar depicting a flow of telegraphic signals from England to
Canada with a portrait of Marconi inlayed. The same set is also mentioned in
a front-page article of Canadian Coin News of October 2nd. At J & M coin
shop it was available for 99 Canadian dollars. In Canadian Coin News of
October 2nd I also read about 10 new Bi-metallic 3$ Municipal Trade Tokens.
These MTT's are from:
* Chandler (3440 pieces)
* Grande-Riviere (3888 pieces)
* Newport (2030 pieces
* Pabos Mills (1650 pieces)
* Perce (3870 pieces)
* Port Daniel (1755 pieces)
* St.-Francois-de-Pabos (708 pieces)
* Sainte-Germaine-de-l'Anse-aux-Gascons (1290 pieces)
* Sainte-Therese-de-Gaspe (1290 pieces)
and these share the same obverse design, which depicts a rendition of the
Roche-Perce (Pierced Rock). The design was made by Serge Pelletier,
president of Eligi Consultants Inc. Price for each Bi-metallic MTT is 15
Canadian dollars and are available at: Eligi Consultants Inc, Po Box 11447,
Station H, Nepean, ON, K2H 7V1, Canada
Friday September 28th I traveled by plane with many checks at the airport
from Vancouver to Los Angeles to visit WBCC member Larry Friemel.
4 Coin World article...by Martin Peeters, Canada (temporary)
>From Patrick Canavan, USA, I received a message about an article in Coin
World of October 1st. It says the following:
WORLDWIDE BI-METALLIC COLLECTORS CLUB CELEBRATES FIFTH ANNIVERSARY SEPT 14TH
The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club celebrated its fifth anniversary
Sept 14. The club exchanges information about Bi-metallic and Tri-metallic
coins. Buying and selling of such coins is also conducted through the WBCC.
According to a WBCC press release, the club was the first internet-only coin
club established. The club now has 217 members from 43 countries. The club
produces an e-mail Newsletter every week. In its five years the WBCC has
produced a CD-ROM of bi-metallic information and several club tokens and
encased sets. It has also produced 38 issues of "The World of Bimetallics"
catalog, which tracks all of the world's known Bi-metallic coins. Membership
is free, "but you must participate in the WBCC," a WBCC press release
states. For more information, visit the club's Website,
or e-mail WBCC Focal Point Martin Peeters at
for membership inquiries.
5 Bi-metallic 1 Ringgit Malaysia...by Fabio Guerrieri
I have available the new Malaysia 1 Ringgit 2001 Shah Alam at 5.00$,
take a look.
Martin will be back for composing next weeks WBCC Newsmail, so "See you"
Frans Dubois, The Netherlands,
WBCC Documentation Center
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 Auction Provider, Rod Sell, Australia.
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.
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.