mintage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mintage act or process of minting coins
    • n mintage fee paid to a mint by the government for minting a coin
    • n mintage coins collectively
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mintage The act or process of minting{1}; as, a coin of recent mintage .
    • Mintage The coin, or other production, made in a mint. "Stamped in clay, a heavenly mintage ."
    • Mintage The duty paid to the mint for coining. At one time people could bring precious metals, as gold or silver, to a mint and receive in return coins of the same value, minus the commision charged by the mint, which was the mintage.
    • Mintage The quantity of coins of a specific type made by the mint; as, coins of low mintage tend to be more valuable as collectors' items.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mintage The act of coining or fabricating; formation; production by or as if by minting.
    • n mintage That which is minted, or formed by or as if by coining or stamping: hence, a fabrication or manufacture; a coinage.
    • n mintage The charge for or cost of minting; the duty or allowance for coinage; seigniorage on coins.
    • n mintage A coin bearing the initial of a particular mint: thus the San Francisco mint is represented by a small S on the reverse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Mintage the money which is minted or coined: the duty paid for coining
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Quotations

  • Elbert Hubbard
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    “The mintage of wisdom is to know that rest is rust, and that real life is love, laughter, and work.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. mynet, money—L. monēta, a surname of Juno—monēre to remind.

Usage

In literature:

We'll know the joy the gipsy knows, the freedom nothing mars, The golden treasure-gates of dawn, the mintage of the stars.
"Ballads of a Bohemian" by Robert W. Service
Your companions shall not be of your own choosing, but shall be those who neither know nor value the sweet, subtle mintage of the mind.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
He put his hand into a pocket in the lining of his "soubreveste" and took out a golden "Lion" of the King's recent mintage.
"The Black Douglas" by S. R. Crockett
Mintage of wisdom, i, p xii.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
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" by William Elliot Griffis
The mintage is often graphic and droll; it is also often stupid and vulgar.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The mintage of the East was stamped upon his features.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
The 7 coins of this emperor are all of the same mintage.
"The Coinages of the Channel Islands" by B. Lowsley
Many of his mintage would have given strength to our idiom.
"Amenities of Literature" by Isaac Disraeli
From what precise mintage did the coins come?
"The Bible and Life" by Edwin Holt Hughes
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In news:

Fluctuation in American Eagle mintages noted.
Exact 1838-O half mintage a mystery.
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