Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #271

 
WBCC Newsmail 271, Volume 6, October 20, 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
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Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,

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

1. New WBCC members......by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

We have 3 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:

Name: Mark Thorn (WBCC member #221), USA
E-mail: Mark Thorn
Age: 41
Profession: Telephone Technician
Hobby: Circulating Bi- and Tri Mettalics of the world
Goal: Complete my Vatican 500L series
How did I know about the WBCC: Searching the Internet for Bi-metallic coins

Name: Marvin Weaver (WBCC member #222), USA
E-mail: Marvin Weaver
Homepage: http://www.sptokens.com/
Age: 51
Profession: Radiologic Technologist
Hobby: Casino Silver Strikes & Chips
How did I know about the WBCC: Several years ago your members purchased my
guide and told me about the club

Name: Patrick Canavan (WBCC member #223), USA
E-mail: Patrick Canavan
Age: 40
Profession: Food Distributor
Hobby: I love collecting coins, my coins that I collect are American
Platinum Eagles. My last great coin that I purchased was a Library of
Congress Bi-Metallic coin minted by the USA. There are very few Bi Metallic
coins
minted in america, but I really love bi-metallic coins
Goal: My goal is to someday have a fantastic coin collection.
Against: Dishonesty, selfishness
How did I know about WBCC: I heard about this club in COIN WORLD newspaper.

2. WBCC First Encased Bi-metallic..by Jack Hepler, WBCC Developement Center

The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) has developed the very
first encased Bi-metallic coin. Like the others of 2001, it commemorates
official WBCC representation at the World Money Fair, in Basel, Switzerland,
and the American Numismatic Association, Coin Fair in Atlanta Georgia, USA.
The Encased coin selected for this project is the 100 Sucres of Ecuador
making this the first known encased coin of Ecuador and the world's very
FIRST encased Bi-metallic.

The production run was for only 100 specimens of the coin. The scan can be
seen on the WBCC website
Orders for the coin encasement are now being accepted at the WBCC
Development Center, Jack Hepler. The encased coin costs
$5 US, which includes postage. Insurance and registration is extra.

3. Bi-metallic from Vatican and San Marino..by Fabio Maggiore, Itlay

While looking through last year issues of Cronaca Numismatica (an Italian
coin magazine), I found 2 short articles with mintages of Vatican and S.
Marino coins. Please find the mintages for the Bi-metallic 500 and
Bi-metallic 1000 lire from Vatican City (1994-1999) and San Marino
(1982-2000)

Vaticane City:
500 Lire
* 1994, 460,000 pieces
* 1995, 460,000 pieces
* 1996, 100,000 pieces
* 1997, 160,000 pieces
* 1998, 103,500 pieces
* 1999, 161,000 pieces
1000 Lire
* 1997, 270,000 pieces
* 1998, 306,500 pieces
* 1999, 126,100 pieces

San Marino:
500 Lire
* 1982, 1,894,972 pieces
* 1983, 1,922,128 pieces
* 1984, 2,632,920 pieces
* 1985, 2,647,100 pieces
* 1986, 3,111,196 pieces
* 1987, 3,062,688 pieces
* 1988, 3,526,272 pieces
* 1989, 3,144,848 pieces
* 1990, 3,747,063 pieces
* 1991, 3,580,563 pieces
* 1992, 4,554,864 pieces
* 1993, 4,200,000 pieces
* 1994, 4,699,840 pieces
* 1995, 3,300,000 pieces
* 1996, 3,911,288 pieces
* 1997, 28,000 (In Mint sets only) pieces
* 1998, 1,300,000 pieces
* 1999, 2,000,000 pieces
* 2000, 28,000(In mint sets only) pieces
1000 Lire
* 1997, 2,232,541 pieces
* 1998, 2,061,275 pieces
* 1999, 1,836,495 pieces
* 2000, 2,898,805 pieces

4. The WBCC Auction 34 is open...by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

Auction 33 is closing very soon. The latest bids can be seen at
Auction 33
Auction 34 is now open at
Auction 34

Items listed are:
* WBCC Encased 2000 New Zealand 5 Cent Reserve $2.00
* WBCC Encased 2001D USA 1 Cent Reserve $2.00
* WBCC Encased 2001P USA 1 Cent Reserve $2.00
* WBCC Encased 2000 Mexico 20 Cent Reserve $2.00
* WBCC Encased 2000 Poland 5 Groszy Reserve $2.00
* Dominican Rep.1997(5 Pesos) / Italy 1989(500 Lire) / Ecuador 1995 (100
Sucres) / Ecuador 1995 (500 Sucres) / Colombia 1994 (500 Pesos) / Marocco
1995 (10Dirham) / México 1994 (1 Peso) / México 1997 (2 Pesos) / Canada 1996
(2 Dollar) All circulated coins. Reserve $3.00
* France 10 Fr (1988/1990/1991) All circulated. Reserve $3.00
* Hungary 100 Forints Aunc 1998 (Plus 100esc 2000 Portugal) Reserve $3.00
* Portugal 100 Escudos, Unicef (correct spelling) Reserve $3.00
* Switzerland 5 Fr 2001 Reserve $3.00
* Australia 1998 $5 Royal Flying Doctor $5.00
* Australia 2000 $5 Phar Lap $4.00
* Japan 1994 Sega Token, Australia City Entertainment Token $3.00
* NZ 1994 UNC set with Bi-metallic 50 Cent Reserve $15.00
* North Ireland, 25 Ecu, Tri-metallic, Reserve $20.00
* Poland. 2 Zloty 1994. Reserve $2.00
* Poland. 20 000 Zloty 1991. Reserve $12.50
* Lithuania. 5 Litai 1999. Reserve $1.50
* Kenia. 5 Shillings 1997. Reserve $1.50
* Hungary. 100 Forint 1998. Reserve $1.00
I am now accepting lots for Auction 35.

5. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #271...by Jack Hepler, USA

The Australian Mint issued a Bi-metallic coin in 1996 honoring Sir Donald
Bradman. In which sport was Sir Donald so honored?
a. Cricket
b. Rugby
c. Soccer
d. Polo
Please send your answer to me, Jack Hepler. Next week you can
read the correct answer.

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #270.
The Italian 500 Lire was the first of many Bimetallics 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. Where are the originals of these statues located?
a. Rome
b. Paris
c. London
d. Greece
Answer to Question #270 is "d", Greece. See item in Newsmail #263.
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #269; 100% correct.

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

The new Bi-metallic images shown at: New Releases
New listed are:
* Canadian 1999 $2 off centre
* Russia 2000 10 Rouble with St. Petersburg CMMD Mint Mark.
* WBCC Encased Ecuador 100 Sucre Bi-metallic.

"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 WBCC Website All That Is Bi-metallic website

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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