Goldene. A brass alloy resembling gold in which cheap tokens and coins are struck; they are always issued in coin finish to preserve the imitation gold color. The yellow brass has a high content of zinc, as much as one third. A Massachusetts firm –Charles H. Allen & Co. of Attleboro – trademarked the term, but spelled it goldine; the same spelling was also used by the Goldsmiths' Stock Company of Canada. See oroide, bronze gilt.
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