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  1. the act or process of minting.
  2. the product or result of minting; coinage.
  3. the charge for or cost of minting or coining.
  4. the output of a mint.
  5. a stamp or character impressed.
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Origin of mintage

First recorded in 1560–70; mint2 + -age
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Historical Examples

  • The "dimes" and "half-dimes" of our own mintage, though long legalized, were but slowly naturalized.

    Principles of Political Economy

    Arthur Latham Perry

  • He grows aweary and lies down to sleep—to sleep and wake no more, deeding to us the mintage of his love.

  • In this way his letters became what they are, like coins put in the pyx, and mintage that survives the best of the goldsmiths.

    Charles Carleton Coffin

    William Elliot Griffis, D. D.

  • He dipped into a side coat-pocket for the mintage of the Solomons and stripped off a stick from the handful of pressed sticks.

  • Herbert's poems are full of this sterling sense and philosophical reflection—the mintage of a master mind.

British Dictionary definitions for mintage


  1. the process of minting
  2. money minted
  3. a fee paid for minting a coin
  4. an official impression stamped on a coin
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