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COIN, commerce, contracts. A piece of gold, silver or other metal stamped by authority of the government, in order to determine its value, commonly called money. Co. Litt. 207; Rutherf. Inst. 123. For the different kinds of coins of the United States, see article Money. As to the value of foreign coins, see article Foreign Coins.

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I had several proposals made also to me about that time, to come into a gang of house-breakers; but that was a thing I had no mind to venture at neither, any more than I had at the coining trade.
Is it forgery, coining, burglary--where does the money come from?
Only 30,000 of each medal will be made, minted from proof-quality coining dies, struck in solid brass and richly coated in 24-karat gold.