mintage

noun
mint·​age | \ ˈmin-tij How to pronounce mintage (audio) \

Definition of mintage

1 : the action or process of minting coins
2 : an impression placed upon a coin
3 : coins produced by minting or in a single period of minting

First Known Use of mintage

circa 1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Mintage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mintage. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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