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coin

the metallic CURRENCY that forms part of a country's MONEY SUPPLY.Various metals have been used for coinage purposes. Formerly, gold and silver were commonly used but these have now been replaced in most countries by copper, brass and nickel. Coins in the main constitute the ‘low value’ part of the money supply See MINT, LEGAL TENDER.
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Its NWS3-41,000 series of security marking inks includes thermochromatic, photochromatic, black light indicators in several colors (blue, red, orange, yellow), coinable with several color change imaging, scratch-off, thermal coatings, watermark, and magnetic encoding inks, as well as custom formulations.