Comment: A store of value...

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A store of value...

...as a opposed to "currency", which is a medium of exchange. Often the same instrument (nickel twynths and zinc cents, currently) can satisfy both definitions, but not always.

Unrefined gold ore is money but not currency.
Fe'ral Reserve scrip is currency but not money.

Etymologically and historically, money is metal.

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