token money
noun Date: 1889 money of regular government issue (as paper currency or coins) having a greater face value than intrinsic value

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  • Token money — is Money made from tokens of some form, as opposed to Account Money. Coins are token money, as are paper notes.Token money has a strong privacy feature in that it works as money without the intervention of any other party in each transaction… …   Wikipedia

  • Token money — Token To ken (t[=o] k n), n. [OE. token, taken, AS. t[=a]cen; akin to OFries. t[=e]ken, OS. t[=e]kan, D. teeken, G. zeichen, OHG. Zeihhan, Icel. t[=a]kan, teiken, Sw. tecken, Dan. tegn, Goth. taikns sign, token, gateihan to tell, show, AS. te[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • token money — UK US noun [U] MONEY ► notes or coins for which the value written on them is greater than the value of the materials they are made from …   Financial and business terms

  • token money — noun coins of regular issue whose face value is greater than their intrinsic value • Hypernyms: ↑money * * * noun 1. : money (as paper currency or minor coins) of regular government issue having a greater face value than intrinsic value 2. : a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • token money — noun money where the face value of notes or coins is unrelated to the value of the material of which they are composed …   English new terms dictionary

  • token-money — A conventional medium of exchange consisting of pieces of metal, fashioned in the shape and size of coins, and circulating among private persons, by consent, at a certain value. No longer permitted or recognized as money …   Black's law dictionary

  • token-money — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Token — To ken (t[=o] k n), n. [OE. token, taken, AS. t[=a]cen; akin to OFries. t[=e]ken, OS. t[=e]kan, D. teeken, G. zeichen, OHG. Zeihhan, Icel. t[=a]kan, teiken, Sw. tecken, Dan. tegn, Goth. taikns sign, token, gateihan to tell, show, AS. te[ o]n to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Token sheet — Token To ken (t[=o] k n), n. [OE. token, taken, AS. t[=a]cen; akin to OFries. t[=e]ken, OS. t[=e]kan, D. teeken, G. zeichen, OHG. Zeihhan, Icel. t[=a]kan, teiken, Sw. tecken, Dan. tegn, Goth. taikns sign, token, gateihan to tell, show, AS. te[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • token — n. & adj. n. 1 a thing serving as a symbol, reminder, or distinctive mark of something (as a token of affection; in token of my esteem). 2 a thing serving as evidence of authenticity or as a guarantee. 3 a voucher exchangeable for goods (often of …   Useful english dictionary

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