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  1. gilding metalnoun

    a brass that is rich in copper; used to make articles that were to be gilded

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  1. Gilding metal

    Gilding metal is a form of brass (an alloy of copper and zinc) with a much higher copper content than zinc content. Exact figures range from 95% copper and 5% zinc to “8 parts copper to 1 of zinc” (11% zinc) in British Army Dress Regulations.Gilding metal is used for various purposes, including the jackets of bullets, driving bands on some artillery shells, as well as enameled badges and other jewellery. The sheet is widely used for craft metalworking by hammer working. It is also used particularly as a lower-cost training material for silversmiths. Starting in 1944, shell casings made of gilding metal were melted down by the United States Mint to be made into pennies. These pennies replaced the less popular steel cent of 1943, and the pennies of this composition were produced until 1946. Gilding metal was also used for the "bronze" Olympic medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan in 2021.Gilding metal may be annealed by heating to between 800–1,450 °F (427–788 °C). It should be cooled slowly afterwards, to reduce risk of cracking.

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  1. gilding metal

    Gilding metal is a type of brass, typically composed of 88% copper and 12% zinc that is commonly used for making decorative features, ornaments, badges, as well as in some types of ammunition. The material is named for its similarity in color to gold and for its original use as a lower-cost material for gilded finishes.

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  1. Gilding metal

    Gilding metal is a copper alloy, comprising 95% copper and 5% zinc. Technically, it is a brass. Gilding metal is used for various purposes, including the jackets of bullets, driving bands on some artillery shells, as well as enameled badges and other jewellery.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Gilding Metal

    A special kind of brass, with a high percentage of copper, used to make objects which are to be gilded by electrolysis.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gilding metal in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gilding metal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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