Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #277

 
WBCC Newsmail 277, Volume 6, December 1, 2001 --------------------------------------------------------------------

Composed with help from members of the<BR>
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC)<BR>
and weekly published by <a href="mailto:bi.metallic@kabelfoon.nl">Martin Peeters</A>, Netherlands,<BR>
Focal Point of the WBCC<BR>
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Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,

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

1. WBCC and sponsorship............by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

This week I received a message from the Portuguese Mint*), that they also
sponsors the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) for attending the
World Money Fair at Basel, 2002 held from February 1 to 3.

*) The Portuguese Mint is officialy named: INCM, Inprensa Nacional-Casa Da
Moeda, S.A.

2. Bi-metallic's for Free, A Christmas Present...by Larry Friemel, USA

As we are coming up on the holiday season, I would like to give something
back to the club (its members) for all of the help and enjoyment you have
provided me over the club's 5-year existance. I am offering free (except for
postage), on a first come-first serve basis any ONE of the following 30
Bi-metallic items listed below:
* Argentina, 1995, 1 Peso (A mint mark)
* Argentina, 1997, Eva Peron, 1 Peso
* France, 1988, 10 Francs
* France, 1989, 10 Francs (2 available)
* Ghana, 1997, 100 Cedis
* Hong Kong, 1994, $10 (2 available)
* Iran, 1997 (I think), 250 Rials
* Italy, 1984, 500L
* Mexico, 1993, 5 peso
* Mexico, 1995, 1 peso
* Mexico, 1996, 1 peso
* Mexico, 1998, 10 peso
* Russia, 1994, Bison, 10 rubles
* Russia, 1994, Flamingos, 10 rubles
* Russia, 1994, Gazelle, 10 rubles
* Russia, 1994, Peregrine Falcon, 10 rubles
* Russia, 1994, Spalax (Ukrainian Blind Mole-rat) , 10 rubles
* San Marino, 1998, 1000 Lira
* Syria, 1995, 25 Piasters
* Thailand, 1997, 10 Baht, King Chulalongkorn Tour
* Thailand, 2000, 10 Baht, Queen Mother
* UK, 1997, 2 pound
* USA, Durango, Colorado, Parking Token
* USA, Los Angles, California, Metro Token
* USA, elongated, Los Angles, California, metro token (San Diego Zoo stamp)
* USA, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation token (Cu band through
center)

Several of these are lightly circulated, but most are uncirculated. I don't
plan to go through the pile to determine which are and which are not -- It
will be left to the luck of the draw. As I said, this coin offering is free
except for postage (uninsured surface mail only). For postage in the United
States, I request either 75¢ or one self-addressed-stamped envelope. For
international postage, I am told by the post office that US$1.25 should
cover most countries. Eventhough I am offering them as a 'Christmas
Presents', they will most likely be sent sometime after Christmas.

Rules: For WBCC members, only and the item provided is NOT for resale. To
obtain one of these 30 Bi-metallic pieces, e-mail me your selection from the
above list. You may list a second option, if you want, in case the one you
first desire has already been taken. Should several requests for the same
item be received, the first e-mail received within the allocated time period
will determine who will get it. E-mail requests will only be considered that
arrive date stamped between 2 Dec to 6 Dec. I will provide notification on 8
Dec to the 'winners', as well as, the mailing address that the postage is to
be sent. My e-mail address is: WBCC Webmaster

4. Bi-metallic Euro from France depicts a tree.....by Jack Hepler, USA

In parallel with the competition to select the Common European (reverse)
side of the Euro, the French conducted a countrywide competition for the
national side (obverse). There were 97 candidates who submitted 1240
designs. A design selection panel chaired by the Minister for Economic
Affairs and Finance was formed to choose designs. The panel consisted of
experts in numismatics, artists, a former Member of the European
Commission (Christine Scrivener), Members of Parliament, the French Mint
Director Emmanuel Constans, the General Engraver Pierre Rodier along with
members of professional bodies and actress, Irène Jacob. The various
projects were examined and tested by opinion poll as well. For the
Bi-metallic one and two Euro coins, they selected a tree, drawn by artist
Joaquim Jiminez, symbolising life, continuity and growth. It is contained
in a hexagon and is surrounded by the motto of the Republic; "Liberté,
Egalité, Fraternité".

5. Bi-metallic Parking Token from Sioux Falls..by Michael Ayrapetov, USA

Available now is a ringed Bi-metallic Parting Token from the US city Sioux
Falls. If you look into: New Releases you can see a scan of it. The Parking Token can be ordered at:
Public Parking Facilities
235 West 10th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104-6302
USA
Phone: (605) 367-7128, Dave Skancke

6. Bi-metallic Medal from Spain...by Manuel González, Spain

If you look into you see images about new Spanish Bi-metallic Medal that
commemorate the beginning of Euro. Obverse showed first emision denario in
Hispania year 127 and first emission of spanish Peseta year 1869. Reverse
showes lastest 2000 Pesetas year 2001, images of Kings and image about first
Spanish Euro.
Composition is Vermeil (silver with gold plated).
Diameter is 70,2 mm.
Weight is 121 gr. silver
Price is 22500 Pesetas = 135,23 €uros.
Mintage is 500 Pieces

7. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #277...by Jack Hepler, USA

Most of the Bi-metallic one and two Euro coins will feature the same country
(obverse) design. Of course, the reverse side of all countries will be the
same. Five countries will have designs on the one and two Euro that are
different. Which of the following countries are planning to have different
designs on the obverse of the one and two Euro coins?
a. Belgium
b. Finland
c. France
d. Italy
Please send your answer to me: Jack Hepler. Next week I will be
on vacation so you may read the correct answer when I return.

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #276.
In 1999, one country issued a Bi-metallic coin that features the Euro. The
coin shows paper money in all seven denominations. The coin also shows the
word for Euro in both the western alphabet of the Economic Union and the
Greek alphabet. Which country issued this coin?
a. Austria
b. Belgium
c. Greece
d. Italy
Answer to Question #276 is "a". The 50 Schilling Bi-metallic coin of 1999,
KM# 3057.
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #275; 93.75% correct. Eight
players. You may be able to see the answer to many future questions in
earlier WBCC Newsmail issues.

8. WBCC Auction 38 is open now...by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

Auction 38 is now open. It can be viewed at
Auction 38
The items listed are
* Tokens, guns set of 8 pieces. Reserve $17.00
* Tokens, set of 3 holed . reserve $6.00
* One coloured token. Reserve $2.00
* 4 Set of 15 bimetallic tokens. Reserve $12.00
* Inlay silver tokens, Germany-Ireland and Greece, 3 pieces. Reserve $70.00
* North Ireland, 25 Ecu, Tri-metallic, Reserve $20.00
* Mexico 1 Peso 2001, Reserve $1.00
* Australia 1998 $5 Royal Flying Doctor $5.00
* Australia 2000 $5 Phar Lap $5.00
* NZ 1994 UNC set with Bi-metallic 50 Cent Reserve $15.00
* Australia 1991 Royal Australian Mint Test Tokens X 2. Reserve $5.00
* Portuga- 100 Escudos 1999 Unicef (Correct spelling) Reserve $8.00
* Portugal 100 Escudos 1991 Pedro Nunes 12 edge sections- Very rare.
Reserve $15.00
* USA Token New York Transit Authority / Good for one fare Reserve $2.00
* Holed Token (Card games, with same reverse) Reserve- $2.00
* 'Ketelbinkie', token from Rotterdam N.D. Reserve $3.00
* 'Duivelander 1996',from the Gemeente Albrandswaard 1985, Castle of
* Valckesteijn on the reverse. Reserve $4.00
* 'Duivelander 1997, from the Gemeente Albrandswaard 1985, 2 mills on the
reverse. Reserve $4.00
* 'Delftsche Duyt' 1996 Beautiful designed token from Delft. Reserve $4.00

This auction will close on the 8th December at 10PM Sydney time.
I am now accepting lots for Auction 39 which will open when we have
sufficient lots. The latest opening will be the 1st Saturday in January with
the WBCC Newsmail.

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

The new Bi-metallic images shown at:
New Listings

* USA Parking token
* Spanish encased medal
* 1 Euro set with 12 EU 1 Euro coins

10. TWOB December 2002 issue is ready...by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

The uptade (December 2002) of TWOB (The World Of Bi-metallics) catalog is
ready. It will be send by E-mail today (Dec. 1st) and it was send per
Airmail this week.

"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

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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