coinage

[koi-nij]
noun
1.
the act, process, or right of making coins.
2.
the categories, types, or quantity of coins issued by a nation.
3.
coins collectively; currency.
4.
the act or process of inventing words; neologizing.
5.
an invented or newly created word or phrase: “Ecdysiast” is a coinage of H. L. Mencken.
6.
anything made, invented, or fabricated.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French coignaige. See coin, -age

miscoinage, noun
noncoinage, noun
recoinage, noun
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coinage (ˈkɔɪnɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  coins collectively
2.  the act of striking coins
3.  the currency of a country
4.  the act of inventing something, esp a word or phrase
5.  a newly invented word, phrase, usage, etc

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coinage
late 14c., "action of coining money," from O.Fr. coignaige, from coignier "to coin" (see coin). Meaning "coins collectively" is from 1467; sense "deliberate formation of a new word" is from 1693.
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Example sentences
When a lack of money began to make itself felt, he printed and circulated a
  paper coinage of his own.
Money has always followed security and authority because coinage is more
  efficient.
Their more positive impacts included the introduction of trade, shipbuilding,
  and coinage.
And speaking of letting us, a final spell check coinage to celebrate has
  already been snatched away.
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