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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
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Examples for free coinage
  • He sought to curb mountain county violence and advocated the free coinage of silver.
  • There is a fright full loss to the farmers, brought about by the free coinage movement.
  • 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.
  • The confer ence bill, he said, would give the country as much money during the next year as free coinage would give.
British Dictionary definitions for free coinage

free coinage

(US) coinage of bullion brought to the mint by any individual
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