- the act, process, or right of making coins.
- the categories, types, or quantity of coins issued by a nation.
- coins collectively; currency.
- the act or process of inventing words; neologizing.
- an invented or newly created word or phrase: “Ecdysiast” is a coinage of H. L. Mencken.
- anything made, invented, or fabricated.
Origin of coinage
Examples from the Web for recoinage
Historical Examples of recoinage
The only remedy was a recoinage, and this was applied by the law of 19th August 1345.
By the recoinage of 1460 the noble was increased in weight from 108 grs.
The doctor's remedy was a recoinage, such as was later effected.
Being a powerful factor in the little state, they agitated, and the recoinage of 1345 was the result.
This futile process actually reproduces itself yearly up to 1411, when at last the question of a recoinage was fairly faced.
- coins collectively
- the act of striking coins
- the currency of a country
- the act of inventing something, esp a word or phrase
- a newly invented word, phrase, usage, etc
Word Origin and History for recoinage
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).