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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!' I never was so glorified in my life, before!" Tears trickled down his cheeks at the recollection, which apparently was not wholly a pleasant one.
Boded Merlin wise, Proved Napoleon great,-- Nor kind nor coinage buys Aught above its rate.
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.
Britannia, sitting meditating one fine day (perhaps in the attitude in which she is presented on the copper coinage), discovers all of a sudden that she wants Veneering in Parliament.
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.
Vast populations grew frenzied over such phrases as "an honest dollar" and "a full dinner pail." The coinage of such phrases was considered strokes of genius.
"The Mughal coinages have been ranked among the greatest currencies in the world for their originality and innovative hallmarks," the curator says.
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.