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Free coinage

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Free coinage In the fullest sense, the conversion of bullion (of any specified metal) into legal-tender coins for any person who chooses to bring it to the mint; in a modified sense, such coinage when done at a fixed charge proportionate to the cost of the operation.
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Usage

In literature:

But had he advocated the free and unlimited coinage of pig-iron I could have talked him into a gasping hysteria.
"The Iron Puddler" by James J. Davis
This feeling was so strong that as early as 1877 the House had passed a bill for the free coinage of silver.
"The Cleveland Era" by Henry Jones Ford
A few days later, the Finance Committee turned the tariff bill into a free-coinage bill also.
"Under the Prophet in Utah" by Frank J. Cannon and Harvey J. O'Higgins
Free coinage of silver was the chief issue of the Presidential election, in 1896.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
On June 26th, 1893, gold standard introduced and mints closed to free coinage of silver.
"Gold, Sport, And Coffee Planting In Mysore" by Robert H. Elliot
This disappointing result has led to renewed and persistent effort in the direction of free silver coinage.
"Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
What will be the effect of the free coinage of silver?
"American Eloquence, Volume IV. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1897)" by Various
In demanding the free coinage of silver, it recurred to the practice abandoned in 1873.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
In the Fifty-third Congress it voted for the income tax, but it rejected free coinage.
"The Frontier in American History" by Frederick Jackson Turner
The most exciting question in the canvass was that of free coinage of silver.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 4 of 8" by Various
In 1879, owing to the continued depreciation of silver, the free coinage of silver was suspended.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
A new phase of inflation had become more interesting than the greenbacks, and had led to the demand for the free coinage of silver.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
The former repealed the Sherman Act, and the latter closed its mints to the free coinage of silver (1893).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
This increment in value to bullion, as a consequence of coinage, becomes evident when free coinage is suspended.
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
The motive of the mining interest in the free-silver coinage agitation of 1876 and 1877 was not mysterious.
"Readings in Money and Banking" by Chester Arthur Phillips
What are the arguments for and against free coinage of silver?
"Government in the United States" by James Wilford Garner
The law for the encouragement of the coinage, by rendering it duty-free, was first enacted during the reign of Charles II.
"An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith
Free coinage of both metals into legal tender money.
"The History of Currency, 1252 to 1896" by William Arthur Shaw
Mr. Bryan tells us that free coinage will bring silver 16 to 1.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 9 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Political" by Robert G. Ingersoll
When coinage is free and gratuitous, these two values are the same.
"The Principles of Economics" by Frank A. Fetter
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