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Mintage   Listen
noun
Mintage  n.  
1.
The coin, or other production, made in a mint. "Stamped in clay, a heavenly mintage."
2.
The duty paid to the mint for coining. At one time people could bring precious metals, as gold or silver, to a mint and receive in return coins of the same value, minus the commision charged by the mint, which was the mintage.
3.
The act or process of minting (1); as, a coin of recent mintage.
4.
The quantity of coins of a specific type made by the mint; as, coins of low mintage tend to be more valuable as collectors' items.






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"Mintage" Quotes from Famous Books



... as she at first imagined, but loyally brought himself and his horse to her sign-post for their Sunday dinner. Nor was this all, but he ordered the very best bedroom, and the "coral parlor"—as he elegantly called the sea-weedy room—gave every child, whether male or female, sixpence of new mintage, and created such impression on her widowed heart that he even won the privilege of basting his own duck. Whatever this gentleman did never failed to reflect equal credit on him and itself. But thoroughly well as he basted his duck, and efficiently ...
— Mary Anerley • R. D. Blackmore

... possessed. But his walk in book-collecting is rather limited. He seldom rambles into the luxuriancy of old English black-letter literature; and cares still less for a variorum Latin classic, stamped in the neat mintage of the Elzevir press. Of a Greek Aldus, or an Italian Giunta, he has never yet had the luxury to dream:—'trahit sua quemque voluptas;' and let Quisquilius enjoy his hobby-horse, even to the riding of it to death! But let him not harbour malevolence against supposed injuries ...
— Bibliomania; or Book-Madness - A Bibliographical Romance • Thomas Frognall Dibdin



Words linked to "Mintage" :   mint, fee, specie, craft, coinage, trade, coin, metal money, currency



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