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coinage

metal coins made of brass, nickels etc., issued by a country's CENTRAL BANK which constitute the ‘low value’ or ‘small change’ component of the MONEY SUPPLY. See CURRENCY.
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To supply the demand, the General Court passed a law for establishing a coinage of shillings, sixpences, and threepences.
But it was only the mint-master's honest share of the coinage.
My pocketbook is stuffed with the old coinage, and it's a stubborn thing.
There Dom Claude found a boatman, who, for a few farthings in Parisian coinage, rowed him up the Seine as far as the point of the city, and landed him on that tongue of abandoned land where the reader has already beheld Gringoire dreaming, and which was prolonged beyond the king's gardens, parallel to the Ile du Passeur-aux-Vaches.
He accepted the tea, and one piece of the damask, and one of the pieces of gold, which had a fine stamp upon it, of the Japan coinage, which I found he took for the rarity of it, but would not take any more: and he sent word by my servant that he desired to speak with me.
Her every tone is music's own, Like those of morning birds, And something more than melody Dwells ever in her words; The coinage of her heart are they, And from her lips each flows As one may see the burden'd bee Forth issue from the rose.
The coinage of such phrases was considered strokes of genius.
Many have adopted Nietzsche's mannerisms and word- coinages, who had nothing in common with him beyond the ideas and "business" they plagiarised; but the superficial observer and a large portion of the public, not knowing of these things,--not knowing perhaps that there are iconoclasts who destroy out of love and are therefore creators, and that there are others who destroy out of resentment and revengefulness and who are therefore revolutionists and anarchists,--are prone to confound the two, to the detriment of the nobler type.
The copper coinage coins dedicated to the 160th anniversary of the introduction of public lighting with lamp oil in Bucharest have circulatory power on the territory of Romania.
From 1921 to 1922, the famed Meissen Porcelain Manufactory produced some of history's most distinctive and attractive coinage from the stoneware and porcelain clay bodies on which the factory had founded its reputation more than two hundred years earlier.
These special coins have kept much the same form since 1670, and they still bear the portrait of Her Majesty designed for her coronation in 1953, even though the image on ordinary circulating coinage has since been changed four times," (https://www.
Senior research curator Graham Dyer said: "There was such an air of mystery about the coinage of Edward VIII.