WBCC Newsmail 395,
Volume 9, March 06, 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.
1. New WBCC member.....by Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point
We have 2 new WBCC members. Let me introduce them to you:
Name: Xuxin, (WBCC member #330), China
Profession: College student
Hobby: Collect the world coins;sports(volleyball);want to be a outstanding
coins'collector, World coins and tokens especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
How did i know the WBCC: From the web search and from MR LTSNM
Name: Izidor Dolenc (WBCC member #331), Slovenia
Profession: work organizer
Hobby: World coins and tokens especially Bi- and/or Tri-metallics
How did I know about the WBCC: throw the web
2. Bi-metallic from Slovenia..by Denis Buric, Croatia
Slovenia will issue the new Bi-metallic 500 Tolarjev coin on March 15.
3. Bi-metallic British trade token....by Cliff Anderson, USA
Appearing in the new image section this week is an unusual British Bi-metallic
trade token. It is marked "One Shilling / F. Jary, Billingsgate". Its
appearance is strange, since it is somewhat oval, though more as if two circular
pieces were fused together. The brass outer piece surrounds a copper insert
which is not circular, but somewhat "winged" in shape.
Billingsgate was an ancient fish market in a Thames-side building near London
Bridge. This token apparently dates from around 1900. F. Jary must have been
a fish monger there.
Billingsgate is described in a current travel guide as follows. "London's
main fish market was based here for 900 years, on one of the city's
earliest quays. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, 400 tons of fish
were sold here every day, much of it delivered by boat. It was London's
noisiest market, renowned, even in Shakespeare's day, for foul
language. In 1982 the market moved from this building (1877)
to the Isle of Dogs [near Greenwich]."
This token also bears much smaller writing, "R. Neal, Maker, Percival St."
evidently the manufacturer of the token. This "R. Neal" also appears
on the bimetallic two shilling tokens used in the Spitalfields markets. See
page 7 of the Bi-metallic library pages for Great Britain.
Can any member add information about these odd bimetallic tokens?
4. Encased coin from Austria...by Tom Passon, Netherlands
I could obtain an Austria Encased coin. It is an encased 1 Groschen 1929.
The frontside text is: NIMM MICH MIT ICH BRING DIR GLüCK (Take me with
you I bring you luck. The other side says: DEIN-TALISMAN-BIN-ICH-FüRWAHR-ICH-BRING-GLüCK-DURCHS-GANZE-JAHR
(Your talisman I'm I bring your luck the whole year. If you take a look in
the WBCC New Images section, http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html
,you can see a scan.
5. Bi-metallics from Poland...by Wladyslaw Gebczyk, Poland
I have for information new Polish tokens and medal:
Test Token - Polish Mint (three version)
Metal: Ring - CuNi25; Center - CuAl6Ni2
Color: Ring - White; Center - Yellow
Quality - UNC
Diameter: Ring - 24 mm; Center - 16 mm
Medal - King Kazimierz Wielki
Medal - bronze; Inlay - Silber
Diameter: medal - 70 mm; inlay - 44 mm
Mintage - 20 pcs.
For pictures see the WBCC New Images section: http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html
6. The WBCC Bi-metallic Quiz Game #395...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 an Octopus and fish in the decorations. Many coins use olive
leaves in the wreath design, this coin uses fish. How many fish are
included in 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 #394.
Animals including mammals, birds, and reptiles are popular subjects for coin
designs. In 1992 a bi-metallic coin was issued featuring the Naja Naja Oxiana
or Central Asian Cobra. What country issued this coin?.
c. Sri Lanka
Answer to Question #394 is "b"; Russia.
Summary of Quiz Game Question #393: 11 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 (#395) will be 10 Roubles 2002 Russia, Murom.
was donated by Alexei Malykh. If more than one member gets the correct answer,
a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner.
The winner of the Bi-metallic Prize, a Zimbabwe $5 (WBCC Newsmail #393) is
Meir Sapir, (WBCC member #296).
8. 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
9. New Bi- or Tri-metallic images....by Rod Sell, Australia
The new Bi- and Tri-metallic images shown at: http://wbcc-online.com/new-releases/new-images.html
New listed are:
* Austria encased 1 groschen 1920
* Australia $5 Australian Rules Cup, Silver with Gold plating
* GB 1 shilling F Jary, Billingsgate Token
10. WBCC Auction 65 open now...by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
Auction 65 is now opened. The 126 interesting lots listed can be seen at:
Please email your bids to me at Rod.Sell@elderwyn.com
This auction will close at 11.30 pm on Saturday 13th March, Sydney time.
11. WBCC Auction rules.....by Rod Sell, WBCC Auction Provider
If you bid on any of our WBCC Auctions. You are expected to make contact
with the seller and complete your winning within two weeks. If you are not
available for a while, either don't bid or let the seller know.
Sellers please email me any buyers who have not accepted their winning and
they will be banned from future auctions until they have settled their
I have also noted in the auction page that there is a lot of mail theft and
suggest that all transactions be by registered mail. This may be more than
the item is worth, so keep the mail costs in mind when you bid. The
countries that definitely require Registered mail are, Russia, Italy and
South American Countries. There probably are some others.
Running this auction is a time consuming process for me. Please assist me
by placing your lots as soon as possible. If you wish to add extra lots
that is ok, as each member can submit 20 lots in each auction. If you
adding extra lots, please just send me the details of these lots, don't
resubmit them all in a different arrangement.
"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.