Medals

Medals are commemorative metal pieces that are struck on the occasion of a wide variety of events. The following attributes fundamentally distinguish medals from coins:

Distinguishing
attributes
Coins Medals
Face value yes no
Legal tender yes no
Issuer the government primarily private institutions
Metals classic coinage metals, gold and silver gold, silver, bronze, base metals, silver or gold-plated
Secondary market available yes limited

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Last update: 23.11.2015