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Alpacca

Alpacca.  Onetime trademark for an alloy of copper, nickel and zinc; a form of German-silver or nickel-silver. Alpacca is a white metal alloy. First formulated in Germany it was made in imitation of silver, but it has no silver content.

excerpted with permission from

An Encyclopedia of Coin and Medal Technology

For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators

COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY D. WAYNE JOHNSON

Roger W. Burdette, Editor


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