Wise, Edmund M. Formerly, International Nickel Company, Inc., New York, New York.
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Combination of one or more metals with silver as the base or solvent to form solid solution and, possibly, strengthening precipitate phases. Pure silver is very soft and ductile but can be hardened by alloying. Copper is the favorite hardener and normally is employed in the production of sterling silver, which must contain a minimum of 92.5% silver, and also in the production of coin silver.
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