WBCC Newsmail 393,
Volume 9, February 21, 2004
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,
Welcome into the World Of Bi-metallics. I really hope you enjoy reading
this weeks WBCC Newsmail.
New WBCC members.....by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have 3 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: Carletto Folgoni (WBCC member #326), Italy
Profession: Mechanical planner
Hobby: Reading and garden
Goal: To collect all the Bi-metallic coins
Against: Terrorism and violence to the children
Name: Sebastian Mercado (WBCC member #327), Argentina
Profession: Student/Teacher Trainee
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics and World coins and
tokens especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: To meet and establis a good relationship with people from different
parts of the world to swap coins
How did I know about the WBCC: Numisma.org
Name: Poujardieu Patrick (WBCC member #328), France
Hobby: World coins especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics, Bi- and/or Tri-metallic
especially Ecu and Euro coins, Encased Coins and European Coins especially
Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
Goal: To be able to acquire trés trés beautiful currencies
rare and mainly the Bi-metallic and Tri-metallic and to have contact more
How did I know about the WBCC: I have bought for a few years, of the parts
rare abroad causes (nothing in France).
WBCC T-shirt avalaible........by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal
The WBCC T-shirt is available now for WBCC member (look at http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html
and you can see the WBCC T-shirt wearing by some WBCC members at
the WMF in Basel). The unique WBCC shirt costs 20 US$ (16 Euro), postage
cost is not included and available in size S, M, L only. So if you interest
having one, please E-mail me at: WBCC@kabelfoon.nl
This offer will end february 22, 2004.
Bi-metallic tokens from USA.. by Michael Ayrapetov, USA
In The Fare Box issue of January 2004 of American Vecturist Association I
found 2 Bimetallic tokens of USA (by Joseph Pernicano and Harold Ford):
a. Bi-metallic Papking token South Carolina Clemson-3250. CITY OF CLEMSON
(logo) Shop Clemson 1 hour. 20 mm Aluminum ring, 8 mm Brass center. Catalog
b. Bi-metallic multitransportation token North Carolina Charlotte 160. McCOLL
CENTER FOR VISUAL ART. 2004. 23 mm Brass Ring, 8 mm Steel center. Catalog
This Bi-metallic token now available at:
PARK IT! 229 South Brevard Street, Suite 102 Charlotte, NC 28202.
The cost of token is $1. For shipping cost call : 704-375-3177. URL of PARK
IT! site is:
Bi-metallic pieces from the World Money Fair....by Cliff Anderson,
Check out this week's new images http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html
for the following three Bi-metallics found at the WMF in Basel.
a. The first piece is the official 1989 French medal commemorating
the French Revolution. I think it's interesting that two features of
this piece are reminescent of early U. S. coinage.
Note how the "flowing hair" on this piece seems to replicate that same feature
shown on U.S. dollars, half dollars, cents and half cents dated 1793-97.
And the Phyrgian cap and pole are also seen in the cents and half cents and
half dimes of that era. I know that the original U. S. coinage adopted
the French Phrygian cap, but I think that this French bimetallic 1989 piece
copied the flowing hair from U. S. coinage, since I cannot see the flowing
hair in any of the revolutionary French coinage. This commemorative
piece appears in Martin's TWOB section on "Ringed Bi-metallic Tokens, Bi-Metallic
Medals", and is number 36 under France.
b. The second piece is another commemorative medal, this one from
Hungary. The interior golden core is marked "Szt. Istvan, 969-1038",
and the reverse bears a hologram double image of "1999" and "2000".
This piece does not appear to be included in Martin's TWOB.
c. And the third piece is brand new, and was created as a fantasy
addition to the newly issued Swiss "essai-pattern-probe" pieces (see
the third from the bottom pictures in http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/fantasyeuros.html).
This trimetal (note the three different colors of the metal rings) depicts
the legendary representatives of the three Swiss tribes banding together.
It is a "5 euorp" which matches the designs of the 1 and 2 Swiss euro fantasies
(William Tell and the Matterhorn). Also note the outline of Switzerland
on the reverse. Even though this is a brand new piece, it is listed
in Martin's TWOB in the "Ringed Bi- and Tri-metallic Ecus and Bi- and Tri-metallic
Euros" section, number 3 under Switzerland
Bi-metallic 50 Euro from Spain..by Hasse Wiersma, Netherlands
Spain will issue a 5 coin set this year with the theme “Dali Centennial Year”.
There are three coins of 10 euro which are 100% silver.There is one of 400
euro which is gold and the one of 50 euro which is an interesting coin. The
main part is 50 euro and there is a little gold medal in it which can be
removed! Very unique.
Bi-metallics in Ebay..............by Oded Paz, USA
Here are some interesting Bi-metallic items in Ebay:
* 4 Payola Bi-Met 1st Transnational Rep Fantasy
* Seborga - Piazza San Martino, Fantasy Coin
* Rrare Pair of Sassello (Liguria) Euro's !!!
The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #393...by Jack Hepler, USA
The 1998 Commemorative Bi-metallic 200 Escudos of Portugal celebrates the
International Year of the Oceans Expo. One interesting feature of the
coin is the use of fish in the decorations. Where many coins use olive
leaves in the wreath design, this coin uses fish. There are 37 fish on one
side and 44 on the other, but arranged to look just like leaves on a wreath.
What is the other sea creature incorporated into the design?
Please send your answer to me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: The image of this coin may be seen on the WBCC Website at http://wbcc-online.com
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #392.
Diomedes, King of Thrace, was a son of Ares and Cyrene. He lived
on the shores of the Black Sea. The eighth labour of Heracles was
to steal from Diomedes four animals kept tethered in a bronze manger.
These animals were wild, man-eating and uncontrollable. When Heracles
arrived, he threw Diomedes into the bronze manger, where he was eaten.
This made the animals calmer, and Heracles easily captured them. What
kind of beasts are these that are featured on a 1996 Bi-metallic coin
Answer to Question #392 is "d"; Horses.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #391: 9 players.
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 (#393) will be a Bi-metallic $5 Zimbabwe, 2001. 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 Prize, a Russian 10
Roubles, Murom, (WBCC Newsmail #391) is Keith Beaumont, (WBCC member #190).
WBCC Quiz Prize Donations...by Jack Hepler, USA
Anyone wishing to support the WBCC by donating a Bi-metallic prize may do
so by contacting Jack Hepler. email@example.com
--Remark WBCC Focal Point: The WBCC Quiz prizes can only continue in the
future if Bi-metallics are donated. So please help Jack with donations of
New Bi- or Tri-metallic images....by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic image shown at: http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html
New listed are:
* San Marino 2004 1 & 2 euro without year.
* Spain 2004 50 euro "Salvador Dali
* Swiss "essai-pattern-probe" 2003 5 euro
* Hungarian "Szt. Istvan, 969-1038" medal
* 1989 French medal commemorating the French Revolution
WBCC Auction 65 accepting lots...by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
Auction 65 opens on the 6th March. You have just 2 weeks to list your lots.
The lots listed can be seen at: http://wbcc-online.com/auction/auction65.html
Please email your lots to me at Rod.Sell@elderwyn.com
This auction will close at 11.30 pm on Saturday 13th March, Sydney time
"See you" in 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 Webmaster & Auction Provider, Rod Sell, Australia.
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois,
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff
WBCC Research Centre: Paul
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack
WBCC ANA Focal Point: Ray
WBCC Focal Point: Martin
The WBCC is officially sponsored for the Basel World Money Fair
* Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moeda, S.A (The Portuguese Mint)
and Schuler Presses, Germany.