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subsidiary coin

noun
a coin, especially one made of silver, having a value less than that of the monetary unit.
Compare minor coin.


Origin:
1885–90, Americanism

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subsidiary coin
 
n
a coin of denomination smaller than that of the standard monetary unit

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