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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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At such moments I have compelled myself to remember her score of forty-seven coins from the bottom of the swimming tank.
Poor Giles was the same; and I think the atmosphere of coins might count in excuse for him; though he really did wrong and nearly went to prison.
The Moors have some small silver coins and also some silver slugs worth a dollar each.
Do you mind putting this tray of coins back in the cabinet, and giving me the next one to it?
Long ago the heap of coins had become too large for the iron pot to hold them, and he had made for them two thick leather bags, which wasted no room in their resting-place, but lent themselves flexibly to every corner.
Phoebus counted the coins, and turning towards Jehan with solemnity, "Do you know, Jehan, that there are three and twenty sous parisis!
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.
Methinks now this coined sun wears a ruddy face; but see!
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.
Clayton and the sailor inspected each coin. To them there seemed not the slightest difference that could be detected other than the dates.
The Captain John Hull aforesaid was the mint-master of Massachusetts, and coined all the money that was made there.