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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.
Let come what come may,' (I remember the very words of the Imperial Speech) 'if it should turn out that the Warden is alive, you will bear witness that the change in the coinage is the Professor's doing, not mine
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.
Discussed in this paper is the heuristic potential of the earliest quotations of all the OED registered verbs and their shared-root suffixal coinages for the reconstruction of the diachronic peculiarities of deverbal productivity.
Coinages This soldier has lived the value of discipline and honour, and yet he often lets go of these virtues.
Mailer, the person and the author, emerges as one of the definitive sources for lexical coinages of his milieu.
In Authorisms, Paul Dickson traces writerly coinages (a coinage of the Elizabethan scribe George Puttenham) of words and expressions ranging from assassination (Shakespeare's Macbeth) to zombification (the poet Andrei Codrescu).