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Goldene

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.

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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