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Nordic gold is the alloy from which the middle three denominations of euro coins, 50 cent, 20 cent, and 10 cent coins are made. It has also been in use for a number of years in other countries. Its composition is 89% copper, 5% aluminium, 5% zinc, and 1% tin, or Cu89Al5Zn5Sn1. An alloy is a combination, either in solution or compound, of two or more elements, which has a combination of at least one metal, and where the resultant material has metallic properties. ... The euro (EUR or €) is the currency of 12 European Union (EU) member states - Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain - four European microstates - Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City - Montenegro and Kosovo, as well as various EU institutions. ... word coinage Coín (a town in Malaga province in Spain) 25¢ Canadian coin A coin is usually a piece of hard material, generally metal and usually in the shape of a disc, which is issued by a government to be used as a form of money. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic brown Atomic mass 63. ... General Name, Symbol, Number aluminium, Al, 13 Chemical series poor metals Group, Period, Block 13, 3, p Appearance silvery Atomic mass 26. ... General Name, Symbol, Number zinc, Zn, 30 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 12, 4, d Appearance bluish pale gray Atomic mass 65. ... General Name, Symbol, Number tin, Sn, 50 Chemical series poor metals Group, Period, Block 14, 5, p Appearance silvery lustrous gray Atomic mass 118. ...

It contains no gold — this is unlikely to lead to many misleading trade descriptions since its colour and weight are quite unlike real gold. General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ...

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Nordic gold is a base metal alloy used in 10, 20, and 50 euro cents, Swedish 10 kronors.
Its colour is similar to that of gold, and is probably at least an indirect contributory factor in its choice.
Nordic gold coins could also be gold plated which would give them a visual appearance identical to gold.
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