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World's only antimony coin


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Finally hunted down this really tough coin. I strongly believe that it's genuine and it's definitely different to any other coins that I have. Rings differently and is just wierd! Sounds and feels like lead but just has this odd greyish color which I have never seen before.




More information can be found here: http://www.charm.ru/library/antimony.htm and here: http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=26538

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Fascinating. I remembered how antimony was commonly used as a laxative in the 19th century in a pill form. The pill would be recovered after it had passed through one person's system and then reused for another person. Antimony is toxic; I wonder if its toxicity is lessened by its being alloyed with lead (as I assume these coins are).

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