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Argentin, Argentine

Argentin, Argentine.  Base alloy of tin and antimony, made to resemble silver; a white metal most always silverplated. Should the silverplate wear away (or be removed, as in a test cut) the under metal is almost the color of silver, only a shade lighter from the gray-white of silver.

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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