fractional currency


: paper money in denominations of less than one dollar issued by the U.S. 1863–76
: currency in denominations less than the basic monetary unit

Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fractional currency was in 1862

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Cite this Entry

“Fractional currency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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