Mintage

Mint"age

(?), n. 1. The coin, or other production, made in a mint.
[1913 Webster]

Stamped in clay, a heavenly mintage.
Sterling.
[1913 Webster]

2. 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.
[1913 Webster +PJC]

3. The act or process of minting{1}; as, a coin of recent mintage.
[PJC]

4. 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.
[PJC]

 

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