: a usually flat piece of metal issued by governmental authority as money
: metal money
: something resembling a coin especially in shape
: a unit of a cryptocurrency
- I also caution market participants against promoting or touting the offer and sale of coins without first determining whether the securities laws apply to those actions.
- —Jay Clayton
: something used as if it were money (as in verbal or intellectual exchange)
- perhaps wisecracks … are respectable literary coin in the U.S.
- —The Times Literary Supplement (London)
- would repay him with the full coin of his mind
- —Ian Fleming
: something having two different and usually opposing sides
—usually used in the phrase the other side of the coin
- I'm in it for the coin
- —Sinclair Lewis