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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How to use free coinage in a sentence
Gold should be brought down and the currency extended by the free coinage of silver on a basis of sixteen to one.Contemporary American History, 1877-1913 | Charles A. Beard
The leading issue in politics then was the free coinage of silver at the ratio of sixteen to one.The Life of Lyman Trumbull | Horace White
Accordingly in June 1893 an act was passed closing the Indian mints to the free coinage of silver.
In demanding the free coinage of silver, it recurred to the practice abandoned in 1873.History of the United States | Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
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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