Mintage
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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