Obsolete

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Obsolete

1. In numismatics, describing a coin that is no longer minted or no longer circulates. Obsolete coins may be valuable as collector's items, but they are illiquid assets.

2. See: Obsolescence.
References in classic literature ?
But they are human; and the limit of American endurance is found in the obsolete institution of a bedroom candle.
an obsolete, essentially meaningless exclamation, like "I swear
is fading from her lips; the starlight is on the tulle and lace and roses of her pretty evening dress, with its festooned skirts and obsolete flounces; and I am watching her, ay, and worshipping her, though I do not know it yet.