Origin of coinage
Examples from the Web for coinage
Early on, I took to calling this doctrine belief in the “confidence fairy,” a coinage that seems to have stuck.
Remember his coinage “Obamneycare,” which he used in debates starting last June?Michael Tomasky on How Rick Santorum Nailed Mitt on Romneycare|Michael Tomasky|January 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But I feel that were I to accept the award, it would ultimately debase the coinage of the medal.
The earliest and standard specimen of Roman coinage was the as, subdivided almost indefinitely, and originally weighing a pound.
They had no coinage, whereas those in the south-east had theirs, copied from a stater of Philip of Macedon.Cornwall|Sabine Baring-Gould
The evil anticipations which have accompanied the coinage and use of the silver dollar have not been realized.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume IX.|Benjamin Harrison
A further cause of disaffection lay in the general impression that the monarch was tampering with the coinage.The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa|Paul Barron Watson
The coinage system was improved and banking appears to have been for the first time introduced.The Rise of the Mediaeval Church|Alexander Clarence Flick
British Dictionary definitions for coinage
Word Origin and History for coinage
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).