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Are Ancient Coins Mentioned in the Book of Mormon?

Does the Book of Mormon speak about coins? For many years, the heading to Alma 11 referred to “coins,” which made sense since the chapter described different precious metal measurements upon which the Nephites based their monetary system.  Although LDS apologists complained that “coins” were never referenced in this chapter, the LDS Church kept the heading intact and did not clarify the issue. Then, in 2013, the leaders decided to change a number of headings throughout the Book of Mormon. Despite their efforts to distance themselves from “coins,” the leaders have not solved the problem of Book of Mormon archaology by eliminating the word from the Alma 11 heading.