Dear WBCC Members and Non WBCC Members,
Welcome into the World Of Bi-metallics. I really hope you enjoy reading this weeks WBCC Newsmail.
1. WBCC Newsmail #364, #365 and #366...by Jack Hepler, WBCC Development Center
Martin is at this moment at the ANA in Baltimore. After that he will make a
trip through Mexico and will return home on August 20th. This means I will
be composing WBCC Newsmail #364, #365 and #366 and Cliff Anderson will send
it out to both WBCC and non-WBCC members .
2. WBCC at the ANA Baltimore...by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
The WBCC will be represented at the ANA, Baltimore from August 1 till August 3.
The WBCC has its own booth at the ANA, Booth #150, we are looking forward
to meeting you there.
3. Counterfeit Bi-metallic 10 Shekels...by Meir Sapir
How to identify a fake 10 NIS.
a. Since I possess only one piece it may be that the marks I mention are
unique to the piece I have. Since the press that made the coin is not
accurate (so it appears) it may be that other fake coins will have similar
b. Obverse: It looks like the press was off center therefore the half
circle of beads on the right side of the palm tree is very close to the
outer ring at the top but is far from the ring at the bottom. This also
applies to the script on the right side and the vertical long and short line
at the left side of the palm tree. The area between the palm tree and the
beads is not perfectly smooth in the fake coin, they have lines (long
c. Reverse: The main characteristic is that the two Hebrew words, under
the numerals, are erased except the 2 right most letters. Also the vertical
long and short lines on the right side link together with the outer ring.
4. Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial bimetallic...by Cliff Anderson
In the new images this week is a commemorative medallion for the Louisiana
Purchase Bicentennial. This piece is bimetallic or "cameo", in the sense
that both the obverse and reverse images are gold plated.
It apparently can only be found at the New Orleans exhibit "Jefferson's
America & Napoleon's France: An Exhibition for the Louisiana Purchase
Bicentennial". This exhibit will close on August 31, 2003.
It is side by side with the Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904 souvenir
piece, which shows that the St. Louis 1904 medal was used as the source or
model for both obverse and reverse images of the new medallion. The 1904
piece is listed as item 304 in Hibler and Kappen's So-Called Dollars.
The 1904 exhibition became known as the St. Louis World's Fair ("Meet Me in
St. Louis, Louis / Meet Me at the Fair"). That 1904 event is also described Here.
The 2003 piece was produced by the Northwest Territorial Mint, P. O. Box
2148, Auburn, WA 98071-2148. See their website.
The New Orleans exhibit is well covered and detailed in its website.
5. Encasement Project...by Rod Sell
You may not be aware that we have a new project, to encase 1 coin from every
country in the World. This project will take a long time to complete and it
will emphasise the W in WBCC.
The coins and countries encased to the present date can be seen HERE.
I need your help to complete this project. Can you assist me with 15 to 20
coins of your country. The coins I need are between the 1 euro to 2 euro in
size, silver in colour, in UNC or AU condition and all of the same year.
If you can help, please email me: Rod Sell. I will be happy to pay for the postage and value of the coins.
The countries I have coins from so far are Euro countries; I need pre euro
6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #364...by Jack Hepler, USA
The Bi-metallic Sega Game Token is shown in the WBCC new image page. It is
from a theme park known as Joyopolus. This theme park is in:
a) Hong Kong
This question was suggested by Rod Sell. 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 #363.
In 1993, Russia issued a series of 50 Rouble Bimetallic coins featuring
various animals, birds and a reptile. The reptile can walk easily on an
upright pane of glass. The tip of each toe has a pad that enables it to
cling to surfaces which appear smooth. They are named for the loud call that
many kinds make. What is the common name for this lizard?
b. Mahi Mahi
Answer to Question #363. Answer "a", Gecko
Summary of answers to Quiz Game Question #362: 13 players.
7. WBCC Quiz Game Prize...by Jack Hepler, USA
The special prize to be awarded to a member who correctly answers the WBCC
Quiz Game this week (#364) will be a Bi-metallic Sega Game Token. If more
than one member gets the question right, a random drawing will be conducted
to select a winner. The winner of the Bi-metallic Bulgaria 1 Lev (WBCC
Newsmail #362) is Jim Snider (WBCC member #148). That's right, he won the
drawing two weeks in a row.
8. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images....by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi and Tri-metallic image shown at: New Images. Newly listed are:
USA Lousiana Purchase Medal.
Fake Israeli 10 Shekel.
WBCC Encased 2002 Bulgaria 1 lev.
WBCC Encased 2002 Czech Republic 5 Korun.
WBCC Encased 1974 Indonesia 50 Rupiah.
WBCC Encased 2002 Israel 10 Agorot.
WBCC Encased 1992 Kiribati 2 Cent.
WBCC Encased 2001 Spain 100 Peseta.
9. WBCC Bi-metallic Auction 58...by Rod Sell
Auction 58 is now opened.
The 88 very interesting lots listed can be seen at:
Auction 58. Please email your Bids to me now: Rod Sell.
Please note Auction 58 will also close 12 hours earlier than before. This is
early Saturday morning for USA members and mid day Saturday for those in
Europe and 11.30 PM in Sydney.
"See you" at the ANA in Baltimore,
Jack Hepler, (WBCC Development Center), USA.
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 Webmaster & 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
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.