It would be very interesting to know where the metal or ore for these coinages was procured from.
Of these coinages, perhaps those of the second class are most numerous and characteristic.
The spirit of the language appears scarcely less clearly in some of the coinages of the other classes.
late 14c., "currency, money," from Old French coignage, from coignier "to coin" (see coin (n.)). Meaning "act or proces of coining money" is from early 15c.; sense "deliberate formation of a new word" is from 1690s, from a general sense of "something invented" (c.1600).