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Poll: Coinage Metal


Your Favorite Coinage Metal  

46 members have voted

  1. 1. Which metal or alloy do you find most attractive for coins?

    • Platinum
      1
    • Gold
      4
    • Silver
      27
    • Copper (Pure)
      6
    • Bronze
      4
    • Brass (including orichalcum)
      0
    • Nickel
      0
    • Copper-Nickel
      1
    • Aluminium
      0
    • Palladium
      1
    • Iron
      0
    • Steel
      1
    • Electrum
      1
    • German Silver
      0
    • Zinc
      0
    • Lead
      0


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A well struck quality piece of copper is just amazing to me. Silver is very, very close though.

 

The rest are just kind of "eh" for me. Not a big fan of gold or platinum.

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Titanium... :ninja:

 

This question actually got me thinking a bit and I went back and forth on opinion but in the end I'll say pure silver (though all the "white" metals are nice to a degree)

 

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,

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Copper for me. I love the color of copper when it's new and the way it ages to a nice chocolatey brown.

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Silver's got it all. Looks great all the way from frosty white to dark toned. Its got intrinsic value. And it even sounds great when you (oops) drop it.

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Silver, for its color, its conductivity, its reactivity and its ring.

 

exactly. Reactivity ranks high.

 

 

 

Great poll, Jlueke. I was actually going to make this same poll the moment I got on this morning (I was driving all day yesterday)!

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Isn't German silver (alias Melchior; Neusilber) the same Copper-nickel (alias Cupronickel)?

Almost. Copper-nickel is an alloy of those two metals, e.g. Cu750 Ni 250. German silver/Neusilber/Argentan contains zinc; many GDR coins, for example, have Cu620 Zn200 Ni180.

 

Christian

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