- any coin or note passing, without endorsement, as a medium of exchange.
- such coins or notes collectively.
Origin of circulating medium
First recorded in 1790–1800
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Examples from the Web for circulating medium
You smile; but admit that our paper is worth nothing,—it answers as a circulating-medium; and we hold it all ourselves.
- finance currency serving as a medium of exchange
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