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Message Subject Get rid of the money system, then get rid of goverrments
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Token Coinage, Metallurgy, and Measurements of Various Nations

Sizes and weights in Metric system. This information is not complete...

Minimum weight appears to be about 2 grams and few are over 20 grams

Minimum diameter appears to be about 15 mm and max about 30 mm; Thickness varies from 1.5 mm to about 3.0 mm

Coinage metallurgy uses an entire range of metals from plated steel to brass-like alloys of copper plus aluminum with various hardeners that add shine or gloss.

In no particular order:

New Zealand: [link to www.rbnz.govt.nz]
Canada: [link to www.coinscan.com]
UK copper and copper alloy token manuf: [link to www.copperinfo.co.uk] (Nordic gold - really?)
US coinage at the bottom of this page: [link to www.coinable.com]
Italian Euro: [link to www.attilacoins.com]
Euro coinage: [link to www.fleur-de-coin.com]
and: [link to www.24carat.co.uk]

Old Chinese coinage often included lead from 15% up to 22% with some deviations... there is a word doc.
These coinages were usually about 65 -70% copper plus tin about 8 - 11%

Other notes include that many people have allergies to nickel, and manganese is somewhat toxic.
Copper and silver display bacteriostatic properties.
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