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A piece of gold, silver or other metal stamped by authority of the government, in order to determine its value, commonly called money.


 - n. A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge. See Coigne, and Quoin. A piece of metal on which certain characters are stamped by government authority, making it legally current as money; - much used in a collective sense. That which serves for payment or recompense. Coin balance.


 - To pay one in his own coin, to return to one the same kind of injury or ill treatment as has been received from him.


 - vb. To make of a definite fineness, and convert into coins, as a mass of metal; to mint; to manufacture; as, to coin silver dollars; to coin a medal. To make or fabricate; to invent; to originate; as, to coin a word. To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.


 - vb. To manufacture counterfeit money.

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