What is coin?

  • (noun): A metal piece (usually a disc) used as money.
    See also — Additional definitions below


A coin is a piece of hard material that is standardized in weight, is produced in large quantities in order to facilitate trade, and primarily can be used as a medium of exchange or legal tender.

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Pattern Coin
... A pattern coin is a coin which has not been approved for release, produced for the purpose of evaluating a proposed coin design ... They are collected or studied by many coin collectors because of their sometimes highly elaborate designs ...
Challenge Coin - Cost
... Challenge coins are moderately inexpensive to design and produce ... The quality is relatively good, but if carried as a pocket coin, the patina (finish) tends to wear off exposing the base metal ... While a die struck bronze or brass coin is more expensive, the result renders a far superior product (numismatic quality) ...
Professional Coin Grading Service
... Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is an authentication and grading service for rare coins ... PCGS was started by seven coin dealers in 1985 to standardize coin grading ...
Professional Coin Grading Service - Population Report
... PCGS maintains a census of all coins they have graded since their inception, revealing the incidence of each date, mint mark, and reported variety of coin, as well as feature designations such as "prooflike ... annual membership service that allows non-dealer individuals to submit coins for grading ... numismatic professionals to estimate the rarity of specific coins, and over time these two data bases have revealed some coins once thought rare to be remarkably common, whereas others ...
Coin, Iowa - Demographics - 2000 Census
... There were 102 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...

More definitions of "coin":

  • (verb): Form by stamping, punching, or printing.
    Synonyms: mint, strike
  • (verb): Of phrases or words.

Famous quotes containing the word coin:

    The oft-repeated Roman story is written in still legible characters in every quarter of the Old World, and but today, perchance, a new coin is dug up whose inscription repeats and confirms their fame. Some “Jud├Ža Capta,” with a woman mourning under a palm tree, with silent argument and demonstration confirms the pages of history.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Any language is necessarily a finite system applied with different degrees of creativity to an infinite variety of situations, and most of the words and phrases we use are “prefabricated” in the sense that we don’t coin new ones every time we speak.
    David Lodge (b. 1935)

    It is not funny that a man should be killed, but it is sometimes funny that he should be killed for so little, and that his death should be the coin of what we call civilization.
    Raymond Chandler (1888–1959)