Newsmail 630 Volume
14, September 6, 2008
with help from
members of the
Collectors Club (WBCC),
weekly published by:
Focal Point of
Past Newsmails can be found at http://www.wbcc-online.com/newsmail/wbccnews.html
Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,
into the World of Bi, Tri and Quad-metallics. I hope
you enjoy reading
this week's issue
of the WBCC Newsmail. .
1. Bi-metallic trade tokens from the US....by Cliff Anderson,
The WBCC image library ( http://www.wbcc-online.com/library.html
) contains a large section that lists US Bi-metallic trade tokens. That listing
is actually in 4 sections arranged alphabetically by state, and is maintained
by WBCC member Joe Kocian ( http://www.cvi-usa.com/Numismatics.htm
). This 4 section listing is adopted from the book "Bimetallic Trade Tokens
of the United States" by David E. Schenkman.
These tokens were fashioned in a wide variety of sizes, designs, shapes,
values (some even signed by issuing company officers), and were issued by
bars, pool halls, cigar stores, coal & lumber companies, mills, restaurants,
general & grocery stores and fraternal organizations.
But most were constructed with a brass ring encircling an aluminum center.
No matter how varied and interesting the individual pieces were in their
designs, over time the brass and aluminum would inevitably discolor and corrode,
making the pieces look a bit drab (in my opinion). Only occasionally would
there be pieces made that had a copper core instead of aluminum, which
changed the eye appeal of the token.
Here are two contrasting examples. The token on the right is the brass and
aluminum (obverse and reverse), and the one on the left is brass and copper.
The Moreton & Helms Lumber piece was issued in Cold Springs, MS, where
that compnay existed between 1880 and 1907.
The West Kentucky Coal Company was in Earlington, KY between 1925 and 1958,
where it was the focus of controversies and strifes between management and
the coal miner labor union.
2. Unusual Bi-metallic in Ebay...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
I saw an unusual Bi-metallic in Ebay:
3. Bi-metallic mistrike from Chile in Ebay...by Martin Peeters,
Saw in Ebay
the following mistrike from Chile
4. Bi-metallic Car Wash token.......by Paul Baker, UK
I don't remember seeing this one before...
5. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #630........by Jack Hepler, USA
The Region of Sverdlovsk or Sverdlovsk Oblast is a Federal Subject of Russia.
Its location places it on the border between Europe and Asia, mostly in Asia.
Its administrative center is the city of Yekaterinburg. Former Russian president
Boris Yeltsin was born in the village of Butka of Sverdlovsk Oblast. In 2008,
a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles was issued that highlighted Sverdlovsk. The design
incorporates the image of what animal?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website: http://wbcc-online.com
Please send your answer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Answer to Bi-metallic Quiz Game question #629
Animals, birds and fish are favorites among coin designers. Of the many animals
on coins, horses are among the most plentiful subjects. Which country incorporated
the image of three horse heads in the design of its 1993 Bi-metallic coin?
The correct answer for Quiz #629 is Algeria.
WBCC Quiz Game Prize
A Bi-metallic prize will be awarded for the correct answer. If more than
one member gets the correct answer, a random drawing will be conducted to
select a winner. The #628 Quiz Game winner was Gabor Toth, WBCC Member
6. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images...by Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images shown at:
* USA Trade Tokens
* Chile error 2006 100 peso
* USA Joel Anderson $3 trade token
7. Bi-metallic Trade Token available...by Martin Peeters, Netherlands
Joel Anderson (WBCC member #11) has just issued his own Bi-metallic
token "Good for $3 in Trade".
The 28mm token has a nickel-plated outer ring with a 18mm brass (CDA230)
center plug. It has a partially reeded edge. The obverse features a frosted
facsimile of a Chinese K'ai Yuan cash coin on the plug. The Kai Yuan coin
was issued by the Tang Dynasty in China from 618 to 907AD and serves as the
logo for Joel Anderson's world coin business. Around the ring are the
"JOEL ANDERSON www.joelscoins.com BOX 365 GROVER BEACH CA 93483"
The reverse has the legend "GOOD FOR THREE DOLLARS IN TRADE" on the
ring and the denomination on the plug. The tokens were struck by Moffatt
& Co. Inc. of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The mintage is 1000 pieces. The
tokens are available from Joel Anderson at their face value of 3.00 USD plus
postage. Please add $1 postage for tokens sent to a United States address
and $2 postage for tokens sent to other nations. Joel may be contacted and
paypal payment made to
email@example.com, or through his website at
www.joelscoins.com Moffatt & Company may be contacted by
firstname.lastname@example.org or through their website at www.moffattandco.com
Interesting World Coins & Paper Money
PO Box 365
Grover Beach, CA 93483-0365 USA
phone/fax: 1 805 489 8045
"See you"next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors
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-, Tri-, and Tetra-metallics
and exchange knowledge about Bi-, Tri-, and Tetra-metallics
WBCC Webmaster: Rod Sell, Australia,
WBCC Sales Pages Provider: Rod Sell,
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands,
WBCC Public Relations: Cliff Anderson,
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK,
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler,
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray
Lockwood, USA, email@example.com
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, Netherlands,
WBCC Website: http://wbcc-online.com
WBCC Web-Log: http://wbcc.web-log.nl/
The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* The 8th Northern Coin Event 2008, Saturday, September 20th, 2008,
Assen, The Netherlands http://www.muntmanifestatie.nl
* 5th Coin Event Numismatica Herentals, December 14, 2008, Herentals
* The World Money Fair, February 6 to 8, 2009 in Berlin, Germany http://www.worldmoneyfair.ch/wmf/english/index.html
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