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.
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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
US coinage of bullion brought to the mint by any individual
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