free coinage

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noun

the unrestricted coinage of bullion or of a specified metal, as silver, into money for any person bringing it to the mint, either with or without charge for minting.

Origin of free coinage

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for free coinage

  • A few days later, the Finance Committee turned the tariff bill into a free-coinage bill also.

    Under the Prophet in Utah|Frank J. Cannon and Harvey J. O'Higgins

British Dictionary definitions for free coinage

free coinage


noun

US coinage of bullion brought to the mint by any individual
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