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token money


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n token money coins of regular issue whose face value is greater than their intrinsic value
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Token money money which is lawfully current for more than its real value. See Token n., 4.
    • ***


In literature:

Then they will need a market-place, and a money-token for purposes of exchange.
"The Republic" by Plato
Paper money may deceive the ignorant, but nobody is deceived by tokens of base metal that have no value but merely jingle.
"War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
The dissemination of money, of credit, and of all sorts of money tokens, confirms this significance of money ever more and more.
"What To Do? thoughts evoked by the census of Moscow" by Count Lyof N. Tolstoi
First of all, as a token of confidence; and secondly because I really do not know what I should do with the money during the night.
"Casanova's Homecoming" by Arthur Schnitzler
Is it argued for a single minute that "goods" are not God's good things, and that money is not their token?
"The Conquest of Fear" by Basil King
To him, money was a quite uninteresting token that had to pass through your hands.
"Buried Alive: A Tale of These Days" by Arnold Bennett
The result, of course, was to make silver the standard and gold the fluctuating money or token money.
"If Not Silver, What?" by John W. Bookwalter
The money so got would have enabled her to bestow a more substantial token of her soul's sincerity.
"An Outcast" by F. Colburn Adams
You have money, and a token which will identify you to the proper parties.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 6, No 5, November 1864" by Various
Was not the royal prerogative of coining money the surest token that a city had won its independence?
"Romola" by George Eliot
Token money.+ Token money demands treatment by itself, as a special development of the money-producing movement.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
They had tokens, cards and money from several of the games laid out around the rims of the games.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
But, in that case, they would be, not primary, self-sustaining money, but merely representative, or token money.
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
Currency, bullion, stocks, shares, grain, cotton, what are any of them but the tokens to win and lose money upon?
"A Rich Man's Relatives (Vol. 1 of 3)" by Robert Cleland

In news:

Private mints in Cincinnati saw easy money in striking their own cent-size tokens to help take up the slack.
A limiting factor is that for the Harper government, exporting culture is not nearly as big a priority as exporting oil, so there is only a token amount of federal money available to support touring.
Tokens were used in place of regular money in the Civil War, including Dixon merchants.
GameALERT also monitors changers, reporting how much money is taken in, how many tokens are dispensed, and the level of token hoppers and bill cassettes.
Likewise, by collecting tokens, fair organizers are able to evaluate precisely how much money each vendor brings in and can adequately charge a fee of 20 percent of gross sales.
The word around town is that Chad Ochocinco recently spent tons of money on his teammates as a token of appreciation on going to the Superbowl.

In science:

In this view the money cannot be abstracted from its physical presence: FIFO requires a time stamping of monetary tokens.
Dialectical Roots for Interest Prohibition Theory