Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail #328


WBCC Newsmail 328, Volume 7, November 23, 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

Dear WBCC Members and Non WBCC Members,

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

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

We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce himm to you.

Name: Javier Oraindi (WBCC member #280), Argentina E-mail: No longer provided online Homepage
Age: 25
Profession: Student/employee
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: At least 1 coin of every place that mint a coin from 1900-2000 (if it's bim. it's better )
How did I know about the WBCC: Centro numismatico Buenos Aires.

2. My new E-mail Carlos Suarez, Uruguay

Please read my new E-mail address: Carlos Suarez (WBCC member #154), Uruguay
No longer providd online

3. Bi-metallic from Pobjoy "Coin of the Year" 1990 ... by Cliff Anderson, USA

Appearing in this week's "new images" is a bimetallic piece from the Pobjoy Mint. It is inscribed "Coin of the Year Winner 1990", marking the 150th anniversary of the issuance of the British penny black stamp, and showing that stamp's image. The reverse shows "Awarded by World Coin New to Pobjoy Mint", and also shows the logo of the publisher of Coin News, Krause Publications, "since 1952".

That same year, 1990, Pobjoy also issued a bimetallic piece marking the "Queen's Award for Export Achievement", presumably awarded to the Pobjoy Mint itself, which added its address and phone number in Sutton Surrey, England.

These two items are listed in TWOB, section 4, under Great Britain.

4. Bi-metallic Token from Colombia ... by Cliff Anderson, USA

In WBCC's New Section is a companion piece to what was submitted by WBCC member Andres Ono. Andres indicated that its source was unknown. This attached piece is 20mm and has a smaller inner core than as shown on Andres's piece, but its design is the same. My source indicated that it is a Colombian "fiesta" token, which may mean it is an amusement piece.

5. Bi-metallics from South-Korea ... by Michael Ayrapetov, USA

This week I found ineBay I found two unlisted Bimetals of South Korea.
* Mint Medal 2000 Bank of Korea
* Medal 2001 M&A of Banks
Pictures of both can be seen in: WBCC New Images

6. Bi-metallics from the USA ... by Michael Ayrapetov, USA

Today I received "THE FARE BOX", issue of October 2002 of American Vecturist Association. Inside this issue I found two New Bimetallic USA transportation Tokens in Supplements to "Car Wash Token of North America" and "Atwood -Coffee Cataalogue", both by Harold V. Ford:

* Bi-metallic Car Wash Token, WA 440 D, Kennewick, Washington, Hura Clean Car Wash Centers Self Service Car Wash Tri-Cities Washington, No Cash Value, Mint Mark RWM (Roger Williams Mint), Brass, 25 mm Diameter of Ring, 8 mm stainless steel Center, Valued at $1.00;

* Encased USA Cent, Club Tour Token, CT 3, Wisconsin, Good for One Passage/Chicago ANA - Iola, Wisconsin, Present Upon Boarding/KP (Krause Publications) KP/August 18, 1991, Aluminun Ring, 35 mm.

7. Bi-metallic Holed Tokens... by Michael Ayrapetov, USA

In the end of "My list of Holey Tokens" of F. Pivari (Italy), founder of the Worldwide Holey Tokens & Coins Collectors Club(WHTCCC), I found the 19 "Bimetallic holed tokens". Some Bimetallic holed tokens are unlisted. See them HERE.

8. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #328 ... by Jack Hepler, USA

Octavio Paz, (1914-1998) was honored on the 2000 Bi-metallic 20 Pesos of Mexico for his literary work. He was also honored with a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990. In addition to his love for writing he worked as a publisher. From 1962 to 1968 he worked in Japan, France, the USA and India at what totally unrelated profession?
a. Airline Representative.
b. Travel Agent.
c. Lawyer.
d. Diplomat.
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 #327
Portugal honored Garcia de Orta on the circulating Bi-metallic 200 Escudos from 1991 to 2001. At the age of 34 he sailed to Goa on the west coast of India. In 1556, he wrote a book in which two people discuss the plants of India including fruits, nuts and spices. He is recognized for making a significant contribution to science and botany. What was Garcia de Orta’s profession?
a. Medical Doctor.
b. Botanist.
c. Adventurer.
d. Scientist
Answer to Question #327 is "a". Medical Doctor.
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #326: 85.71% correct, seven players.

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

The new Bi and Tri-metallic images shown at: New Images. Newly listed are:
* Turkey Daily Medal with ring date thickness varieties
* Pobjoy Mint Award Medal
* Sin Valor Token Varieties
* Control Token varieties

10. WBCC Auction 50 ... by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider

I am now accepting lots for Auction 50 which will start on the 7th December. You can view the lots listed at: Auction 50 Please email me: Rod Sell your lots as soon as possible.

11. My Bi-metallic Offer ... by Joel Anderson, USA

* 6000 Francs 2003 Rhino/Elephant Bimetal $38
Canada, Bi-metallic Municipal Trade Tokens
* Baie Sainter-Marie $3 2002 Bimetal Unc. 5.00
* Manitoulin $3 2002 Bimetal lakes/boat U 5.00
* Tros-Pistoles $3 2002 Bimetal 5.00
* Zeballos $5 2002 gold panner Bimetal 9.50
* 6000 Francs 2003 Elephants Bimetal Unc.$27
*10 Hryvnia 2001 Bimetal Unc 8.50
West Afican States
* 250 Francs K13 1993 Unc. bimetal 7.00

Joel Anderson
PO Box 3016
Merced, CA 95344-1016
Phone/fax 1-209-722-5426

"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club

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 ANA Focal Point: 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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