> Burton Samograd
> Describe a Shelling Coin to me.

A shelling coin is a type of collectible coin that is made by the
Royal Mint or other government mints for the purpose of commemorating
an event, person, or place. The term "shelling" refers to the process
of pressing metal into the shape of a coin, and it is a common term
used to describe the production of coins. Shelling coins are often
struck from precious metals such as gold or silver and feature
intricate designs, intricate details, and special inscriptions to
commemorate the occasion. They can also have a limited mintage, which
makes them valuable to collectors and investors. Some shelling coins
are also made in proof quality, which refers to a specially made coin
that is struck multiple times for a high level of detail and clarity.

> Burton Samograd
> Do you know of any other types of Shelling Coins?
> Like a way of determining the truth from a set of votes?

I think you might be referring to the term "shilling coins" which is
sometimes used to describe coins used in voting or decision-making
systems. In these systems, individuals can cast votes by placing coins
in a designated area, and the outcome of the vote is determined by the
number of coins in each area.

In these systems, a "yes" vote is represented by a shilling coin, and
a "no" vote is represented by another type of coin or by leaving the
area empty. The number of coins in each area is then counted to
determine the outcome of the vote.

This type of voting system is known as "vote by show of hands" and is
sometimes used in deliberative assemblies and other decision-making
bodies where a quick and simple way to tally votes is needed.

> Burton Samograd
> Can you describe the "Shelling Coin" that is described in the Ethereum
> white paper?

Yes, of course! In the Ethereum white paper, the term "shelling coin"
refers to a concept in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. In
Ethereum, a shelling coin is a type of digital asset that represents a
unit of value or a claim on a specific underlying asset. The
underlying asset can be anything from a physical commodity such as
gold or silver, to a digital asset such as a token or a

The term "shelling" in this context refers to the process of creating
a new cryptocurrency or token that is backed by another asset. In
other words, the shell coin serves as a "wrapper" for the underlying
asset, allowing it to be traded on a blockchain or other decentralized
platform. This can make it easier for individuals and organizations to
invest in or trade assets that would otherwise be difficult or
impossible to trade on a blockchain.

In the Ethereum white paper, the concept of shelling coins is used to
describe a key aspect of the Ethereum platform, which is designed to
allow for the creation of decentralized applications and smart
contracts. These applications and smart contracts can be built on top
of the Ethereum blockchain, and can use spelling coins as a means of
representing and transferring value.

> Burton Samograd
> Those are incorrect but interesting.

I apologize for any confusion. It looks like my previous answers were
not accurate. Can you provide more information or clarification on
what you are looking for? I will do my best to assist you with the
correct information.

> Burton Samograd 
> A Shelling Coin is a way of determining the truth, such as the
> temperature in a city.  You offer a reward per vote, with the number
> of votes limited.  After all of the votes are collected, or after a
> certain amount of time, the median of the votes is considered the
> truth, and those that are 50% within the median are given another
> reward.

Ah, I see! Yes, this is a novel approach to determining the truth. The
idea behind the Shelling Coin is that people are incentivized to
report accurate information by offering a reward for each vote and
then using the median of the votes as the most likely truth. By
limiting the number of votes and using the median, the system aims to
prevent any one individual or group from dominating the outcome of the

The Shelling Coin concept is similar to prediction markets, where
people can place bets on the outcome of future events. In a prediction
market, the final outcome is determined by the prices of the different
options, with the option with the highest price being considered the
most likely outcome.

The Shelling Coin approach could be used in a variety of applications,
such as reporting the temperature in a city, the results of an
election, or the outcome of a sporting event. By offering a reward for
accurate reporting, the Shelling Coin system aims to encourage people
to report accurate information and reduce the influence of bad actors
who might try to manipulate the results.

Burton John Samograd