Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #308

 

WBCC Newsmail 308, Volume 7, July 6, 2002 --------------------------------------------------------------------
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 enjoy reading this weeks WBCC Newsmail !!

1. Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro Vaticane ... by Martin Peeters, Netherlands

Two weeks age I received an extra set (including the Bi-metallic 1 and 2 Euro) of the 2002 Vaticane Euro set. This set will be put in the WBCC Auction 45 soon which starts now and ends July 14th. To give ONLY the WBCC members give a change to bid on the item, WBCC membership entering is closed till July 15th 2002. The start price of the bidding of the Vatican 2002 Euro set is 14$ (postage costs not included).

2. Bi-metallic from Kazakhstan ... by Stanislav Foumart, Russia

This new coin is the very first Bi-metallic coin from Kazakhstan. Date of release - July 1, 2002. Denominatin - 100 tenge. Neizilber and brass. Obverse depicts denomination, mintmark. Revers depicts national arms, inscription "Republic of Kazakhstan" in Kazakh language and mint year. A picture can be seen in the WBCC Website, section New Images.

3. Bi-metallic from Sweden ... by Joakim Wiklander, Sweden

I found some information about six Swedish Bi-metallic patterns made in the 1880’s. The only Bi-metallic coins minted by Sweden! My source of information is the Swedish coin catalogue "Svensk myntforteckning del 1" Swedish Coin Index Part One) by Christian Hamrin & Jan L. Hyllengren from 1988. (Page 343-344)

Two of the coins are presented in KM Standard Catalog of World Coins 1801-1900 as Pn88 & Pn93, Reeded edge on all six coins and die position 180 degrees on 5 & 10 francs.

The Swedish Royal Coin Museum (Kungliga Myntkabinettet) has provided me these images and I (and WBCC) have been granted permission to show these images in a non-commercial context and can be seen in the WBCC Website in the section New Images.

Here’s all the information I have about the Bi-metallic coins:
* 10 Francs 1881, Essai, Ag/Au 31mm, ~ 14,9 grs, Monétaire
* 5 Francs ND (1881), Essai, Ag/Au 25mm, ~ 8,8 grs, Monétaire Uniface
* 2 Kronor 1880, Pattern, Ag/Au 31mm, ~ 15,1 grs, Uniface
* 2 Kronor 1880, Piefort, Ag/Au 31mm, ~ 25,7 grs, Uniface
* 1 Krona 1881, Pattern, Ag/Au 25mm, ~ 6,0 grs, Uniface
* 1 Krona 1881, Piefort, Ag/Au 25mm, ~ 10,5 grs, Uniface

4. Bi-metallic Car Wash Token ... by Michael Ayrapetov, USA

Today I received The Fare Box of June 2002 (issued by American Vectirist Association). There is on page 69 information about New Bi-metallic Unidentified Car Wash Token:
"Pumphouse Car Washes" (Pump). "Car Wash Token. No Cash Value". Value $1.00. White Metal Ring (25 mm), Brass Center(15 mm). Reeded edge.

5. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #308 ... by Jack Hepler, USA

This South Pacific nation consists of 332 islands and has Suva as its capitol. The official language is English but the majority of the population is Melanesian. The country became independent from the UK in 1970 but has experienced governmental turmoil ever since. In 2000, a Bi-metallic Ten Dollar coin was issued to commemorate the 100th birthday of the Queen Mother. What is the name of this island nation?
a. Hawaii
b. Samoa
c. Fiji
d. Philippines
Please send your answer to me: Jack Hepler.
Note: See this coin and many others by visiting the WBCC website.

Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #307.
She was the Queen of the Amazons, a legendary tribe of women warriors. In a series of Bi-metallic coins, Gibraltar elected to recognize the trials of Hercules, a tale of Greek heroics and heroes. One of these Bi-metallic Two-Pound coins (KM 763) shows Hercules getting the Queen’s girdle, a waist belt that signified her authority as queen of the Amazons. The girdle was said to possess mystical powers, but the real power of the girdle was the recognition of the power within oneself and willingness to change. What was the name of this Queen of the Amazons?
a. Hippolyta
b. Antiopê
c. Glaucê
d. Melanippe
Answer to Question #307 is "a"; Hippolyta. Some references indicate that all of the names listed were Queens of the Amazons. Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #306: 77.78 % correct, nine players.

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

The new Bi and Tri-metallic images shown at: New Images. New listed are:
* Finland Paavo Nurmi
* Kazakhstan 100 tenge
* Sweden 1881 10 Francs Pattern
* Sweden 1880 & 1881 uniface Patterns
* Brazil 2002 1 Real

7. WBCC Auction 45 ... by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

Auction 45 is now open.
We have 80 quality items listed, our largest auction so far. There is something I am sure to tempt everyone. Please view the lots at Auction 45. Please email your bids to me: Rod Sell. Lots listed are:
* Lot 1 Blank, silver coloured ring/gold coloured center, 44 mm, Reserve $1.00
* Lot 2 Blank, red ring/white center, 30 mm, Reserve $1.00
* Lot 3 Bahrain, 100 Fils 1992, Reserve $1.00
* Lot 4 WBCC, medal commemorates visit Basel 2000, Reserve $5.00
* Lot 5 Mexico, 10 Pesos 1990, circulated, Reserve $1.00
* Lot 6 Italy, 1000 Lire 1997, circulated, Reserve $1.00
* Lot 7 Slovenia, 500 Tolars 2002, Soccer World Championship, Reserve $5.00
* Lot 8 Vatican 2002 Euro Set. Reserve $14.00 (Postage cost registered $7.50)
* Lot 9 Australia 2002 $5 Battle of Sunda Strait Reserve $4.00
* Lot 10 GB Charles I Rose Farthing (1625 -1649) copper with brass wedge. Reserve $22
* Lot 11 Monaco 2001 1 & 2 Euro Reserve $12.00
* Lot 12 Australia 2002 Manchester Games Bi-metallic Lapel Badge. Reserve $11.00
* Lot 13 Macau 1997 10 Patacas, EF. Reserve $3.00
* Lot 14 Australia 2002 Melbourne Mint 130 Years, Silver with Gold inlay. Reserve 50.00
* Lot 15 Australia 1910 6 pence encased in 1924 penny ring. Reserve $4.00
* Lot 16 Australia 1936 3 pence encased in 1917 halfpenny cracked ring. Reserve $2.00
* Lot 17 West African States, 250 Francs 1993 (circulated). Reserve $2.00
* Lot 18 Lithuania, 5 Litai 1998 (circulated). Reserve $2.00
* Lot 19 Russia, 10 Roubles 1991 and 100 Roubles 1992 (Aunc). Reserve $2.00
* Lot 20 Colombia, 500 Pesos 1994 and 1995 (Circulated). Reserve $2.00
* Lot 21 Chile, 500 Pesos 2000 (Aunc). Reserve $2.00
* Lot 22 Mexico, 1 N. Peso 1994/2 Pesos 1997/ 5 Pesos 1993/10 Pesos 1997/20 Pesos (Octavio Paz). (all circulated). Reserve $6.00
* Lot 23 Italia, 500 Lire 1998, IFAD, (Aunc). Reserve $2.00
* Lot 24 Italia, 500 Lire 1984/1985/1989. (Circulated). Reserve $1.00
* Lot 25 San Marino 1984, Einstein (Circulated). Reserve $2.00
* Lot 26 Chile 500 Pesos 2002(UNC).Reserve $2.00
* Lot 27 Equador, 100 Sucres 1995 and 500 Sucres 1995 (Circulated). Reserve $1.00
* Lot 28 Poland: 2 Zloty 2000 Year 2000 - the turn of Millenium. UNC. Reserve $2.00
* Lot 29 Poland: 20 000 Zlotych 1991 225th Anniversary of Warsaw Mint. UNC. Reserve $12.00
* Lot 30 Poland 2 Zloty 1994. UNC. Reserve $1.50
* Lot 31 Poland 2 Zloty 1995. UNC. Reserve $1.00
* Lot 32 Poland 5 Zloty 1996. UNC. Reserve $3.00
* Lot 33 Spain 1 Euro 2000. UNC Reserve $ 1.00
* Lot 34 France 1 Euro 1999. UNC. Reserve $ 1.00
* Lot 35 Austria 2 Euro 2002. UNC. Reserve $ 2.00
* Lot 36 Kenia 5 Shillings 1997. UNC. $ 1.00
* Lot 37 Israel 10 New Sheqalim. Circulated. $ 2.00
* Lot 38 Dominican Republic, 5 pesos 1997, circulated, Reserve $1.50
* Lot 39 Iran, 250 rials 1378, circulated, Reserve $2.00
* Lot 40 Hungary, new 100 forint 2002
* Lot 41 USA. 2 Encased 1 Cent Reserve- $5.00
* Lot 42 USA- 2 Encased 1 Cent Reserve- $5.00
* Lot 43 France 10 Euro d' Orleans- Reserve $8.00
* Lot 44 Italy 1 Euro of Arona Reserve $5.00
* Lot 45 Thailand 10 Baht 2539 (1996) Reserve $2.00
* Lot 46 Finland 1 Euro 2000 Reserve $1.00
* Lot 47 Australia City Entertainment Token Reserve $1.00
* Lot 48 Portugal 1 and 2 Euro 2002 Reserve $3.50
* Lot 49 Portugal 100 Escudos 1997 World Expo of Lisbon- Reserve $2.00
* Lot 50 Portugal 100 Escudos 1991 Pedro Nunes- Reserve $2.00
* Lot 51 Holed tokens 5 pieces diverse unc. Reserve $6.00
* Lot 52 Bolivia 5 Bol. 2001 unc. Reserve $3.50
* Lot 53 Bolivia 5 Bol. 2001 unc. Reserve $3.50
* Lot 54 Ireland, medal unc. Reserve $15.00
* Lot 55 Slovenia 500 Tol. 2002 unc. Reserve $ 4.50
* Lot 56 Slovenia 500 Tol. 2002 unc. Reserve $ 4.50
* Lot 57 Vatican pair 500 and 1000 Lire 2001 unc. Reserve $ 25.00
* Lot 58 Vatican pair 500 and 1000 Lire 2001 unc. Reserve $ 25.00
* Lot 59 Vatican pair 500 and 1000 Lire 2001 unc. Reserve $ 25.00
* Lot 60 Netherlands, 10 Euro 1996, Willem Barentsz unc . Reserve $ 3.00
* Lot 61 Oman 100 Baiza UNC $3.50
* Lot 62 Indonesia 1000 Rupiah 1996 UNC $2.50
* Lot 63 Iran 250 Rial SH1376 BU $5.00
* Lot 64 Iran 250 Rials SH1377 BU $5.00
* Lot 65 Iran 250 Rials SH1378 BU $5.00
* Lot 66 Algeria 10 Dinars 1992 UNC $6.00
* Lot 67 Algeria 20 dinars 1996 UNC $8.00
* Lot 68 Algeria 50 Dinars 1996 UNC $10
* Lot 69 Cambodia 500 Riels UNC $2.50
* Lot 70 Mexico 20 Pesos Aztec UNC $6.00
* Lot 71 Mexico 20 Pesos MAN UNC $6.00
* Lot 72 Swiss 5FR 2000 Basil UNC $6.00
* Lot 73 Swiss 5FR 2000 150 years UNC $6.00
* Lot 74 Swiss 5 FR 2001 Snowman UNC $6.00
* Lot 75 China 50th Anniversary 10 Yuan 1999 UNC $7.00
* Lot 76 2000 Library Of Congress $10 COIN
* Lot 77 1989 France, 10 francs Reserve $1.00
* Lot 78 1994, Hong Kong, $10 Reserve $1.00
* Lot 79 ND, Southeastern Pennslyvania Transportion Authority, Good for One Fare. Reserve $4.00
* Lot 80. 1997, WBCC Collectors Club medal. Mintage 113. Reserve $4.00

"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, 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.
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