Monolithic Color: Gold!

Challenge #20 in the Ways of Seeing series. Hosted by jezsik.
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No other color is more inspirational than gold. Whether used for decorative arts or industrial processes, no other metal has the same qualities as gold. Show us your golden image, not yellow, not orange, but gold ... lots and lots of gold. The gold color must dominate the image. It doesn't have to be real gold, just posses the golden properties. See Additional rules!
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by DarylK
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I recently used this image in another challenge and for that reason, hesitated to include it here - kind of feels like I'm cheating even though it's not against the rules for this particular challenge. However, since it so directly matches the objective of the challenge, I've decided to submit it. Hopefully you won't mind.
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Submitted: Saturday, 5th December, 2009 23:20 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 3rd November, 2009
Focal length: 300 mm
Shutter speed: 3/2 sec
Aperture: F6.7
ISO: 100
Notes: Coin standing on wooden table top. Camera mounted on tripod. Used small incandescent lamp to create the light for the exposure. Some color temperature correction, but intentionally left it on the warm side.
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