Corelay - Polymetallurgical Corporation (PMC)

Mintage500 pieces
Diameter27.00 mm
Thickness3.00 mm
CompositionCopper Alloy with a magnetic iron core
Weight177.00 grains (approximately 11.47 grams)
Thickness3.00 mm
Pricearound $650

This Corelay token was produced by the Polymetallurgical Corporation (PMC) of Attleboro, Massachusetts, and was presented as a coinage option to mints throughout the world. PMC produced 500 of these tokens specifically for presentation at the XIX Mint Directors Conference held on May 27-30, 1996, in Warsaw, Poland. According to Polymetallurgical Corporation, Corelay® "consists of a magnetic core material surrounded by a non-magnetic or slightly magnetic alloy selected for its durability, anti-tarnish properties, color and formability. Coinage made from corelay system allows the magnetic core to be virtually invisible to the naked eye, giving the coin a monolithic appearance while allowing high degree of detectability by coin validators."

The Corelay® technique was pitched to the U.S. Mint as a viable option for the dollar coinage program. It was tested by the mint and was found to have a high degree of security. For various reasons however, Corelay® was not selected as the material used for the golden dollar. Currently, there is no coinage using the Corelay® system.

Corelay® Booklet

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