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the metallic CURRENCY that forms part of a country's MONEY SUPPLY.Various metals have been used for coinage purposes. Formerly, gold and silver were commonly used but these have now been replaced in most countries by copper, brass and nickel. Coins in the main constitute the ‘low value’ part of the money supply See MINT, LEGAL TENDER.
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In other words, the gross revenue from the introduction of this first batch of copper coins in 1823 was about 2.
Japanese mint officials will report on a technique used in producing gold, silver and copper coins commemorating the World Cup soccer finals to be co-hosted by Japan and South Korea from May 31 to June 30.
Meanwhile, 30 million 500 yen copper coins will also be minted, but will sell for their face value, they said.
The poor widow who offers two copper coins is praised as follows: "This poor widow gave more than all those who are contributing to the treasury" (Mark 12:43; Luke 21:1-4).
In the mood of the New Year and for the sake of auspiciousness, shopkeepers usually grasped the Caishen slip in haste, and threw a few copper coins to the beggar.
Through fund-raisers, bingo games and its Pennies From Heaven campaign - copper coins were collected in water bottles at the back of the church - the congregation soon earned enough for the $3.
Meanwhile, a desperately poor woman gave two copper coins -- all she had -- to the temple.
Despite these set-backs, Boulton received further orders for regal copper coins in 1799 and 1806-7.
The formula mimma amara bihi (by the order of) appears on many copper coins in both the margin and field from the Umayyad and Abbasid periods, including the revolutionary pieces associated with Abu Muslim and the origins of the Abbasid movement.
Copper coins and unlined copper pans contain free copper or zinc ions that also replace magnesium in chlorophyll, giving the green color a bluish cast.
Copper coins brought in advance of published retail values in many instances.