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decimal currency

a system of currency in which the monetary units are parts or powers of ten
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  • The decimal currency is extremely simple when once understood.

    A start in life C. F. Dowsett
  • This was the origin of our decimal currency—the copper cent, the silver dime and dollar, and the golden eagle.

  • "The woman I marry would have——," and then he told the Dowager all about it, in sterling and decimal currency.

    Parlous Times David Dwight Wells
  • On July 1, 1859 the stamps in decimal currency were issued, so the above remainders represent the last of the 3d.

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