free coinage

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.

1885–90, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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free coinage
(US) coinage of bullion brought to the mint by any individual

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Example sentences
He sought to curb mountain county violence and advocated the free coinage of
There is a fright full loss to the farmers, brought about by the free coinage
The law for the free coinage of copper went into effect, but the merchants and
  the people re fused to take the copper money.
Farmers then called for an increase in the money supply, first for more
  currency and then for the free coinage of silver.
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