Coin

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1. Blockchain - cryptocurrency.

A cryptocurrency coin is one that has its own blockchain.

Examples include Bitcoin, Litecoin, Etherium and Ripple.

Contrasted with tokens, which do not have their own blockchain.


2. Currency - money - small denominations.

Small denominations of physical money, made of low-cost metals or other low-cost material.


3. Currency - collectable - investment.

Investment coins made of precious metals, usually gold.

Some have a nominal face value, but the market price greatly exceeds the face value because of the precious metal content.

Examples include the American Gold Eagle, South African Krugerrand and British Sovereign.


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