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What is the difference between a “bimetallic” coin and a colorized or plated coin?

Earlier article on bimetallic coin with photos refers. 

The simple answer is that a bimetallic coin is NOT the same as a colorized or plated coin.

A bimetallic coin is manufactured using two separate components of different metals.  In modern bimetallic coins, the center component is usually made from one metal, while the outer component consists of a totally different metal. 

Interestingly, append below is a bimetallic coin—the 2000 Library of Congress Commemorative Bimetallic Ten Dollar Coin produced by the United States Mint. Note that this commemorative coin was manufactured using both .9995 platinum and .9167 gold. Are we wagering with future prices of two expensive commodities price re: gold and platinum?

2000 Library of Congress Commemorative Bimetallic Ten Dollar Coin MADE UP OF PLATINUM AND GOLD

2000 Library of Congress Commemorative Bimetallic Ten Dollar Coin MADE UP OF PLATINUM AND GOLD

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