fleur de coin

\ ˌflər-də-ˈkwaⁿ \

Definition of fleur de coin 

: being in the preserved mint condition

First Known Use of fleur de coin

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fleur de coin

French à fleur de coin, literally, with the bloom of the die

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