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Definition of "mintage" [mint•age]

  • The act or process of minting coins. (noun)
  • Coins manufactured in a mint. (noun)
  • The fee paid to a mint by a government. (noun)
  • The impression stamped on a coin. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mintage" in a sentence
  • "Approximately 150 1864 proof coins were minted without the L; the combined 1864 mintage is the lowest for the type)"
  • "The low mintage 1844 issue was hoarded by the late Frank Ross, who then publicized the rarity of the date, though the mintage is the fifth smallest of the series, not the smallest."
  • "The previously circulated coin mintage value was figured using the following formula. ((number of coins produced) melted) * (the coins silver content in ounces per individual coin) Note: the 1.7 billion float of silver is conservative, If you wish to increase the amount of silver coins you feel were melted in the Pittman Act, or from the Hunt"