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coin

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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All that need be remarked on the power to coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, is, that by providing for this last case, the Constitution has supplied a material omission in the articles of Confederation.
She took no notice, but held up the gold coin before the eyes of the boy of the swan dive.
As soon as I heard the heavy door close on him finally, I made a bolt for my shrimping-net and tam-o'-shanter and was just going to slip out, when I saw that my brother had left behind him one coin that lay gleaming on the long bench by the window.
The Moors have some small silver coins and also some silver slugs worth a dollar each.
Ah, only makes a sign to the sign and bows himself; there is a sun on the coin --fire worshipper, depend upon it.
The buttons would answer the ignorant savage as well as the coin, the coin would answer me better than the buttons; all hands were happy and nobody hurt.
He tried to put the coin in my hand, and spoke again.
Both Clayton and Monsieur Thuran hastened weakly to examine the coin, which had rolled from the man's hand and lay beside him.
It may indeed make jingling coin, but will do no more than that.
Let us descend, take the big brother's purse and convert all these coins into bottles
No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.
Looking quite fresh and rosy after his night's sleep, the doctor inspected my coin with the air of a schoolmaster examining a little boy's exercise; then handed it to Old File to put the finished touches and correct the mistakes.