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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Coin  \Coin\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Coined}  (koind);  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Coining}.] 
  1.  To  make  of  a  definite  fineness,  and  convert  into  coins,  as 
  a  mass  of  metal;  to  mint;  to  manufacture;  as  to  coin 
  silver  dollars;  to  coin  a  medal. 
  2.  To  make  or  fabricate;  to  invent;  to  originate;  as  to  coin 
  a  word 
  Some  tale,  some  new  pretense,  he  daily  coined,  To 
  soothe  his  sister  and  delude  her  mind.  --Dryden. 
  3.  To  acquire  rapidly,  as  money;  to  make 
  Tenants  cannot  coin  rent  just  at  quarter  day 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Coin  \Coin\  (koin),  n.  [F.  coin,  formerly  also  coing,  wedge, 
  stamp,  corner,  fr  L.  cuneus  wedge;  prob.  akin  to  E.  cone, 
  hone.  See  {Hone},  n.,  and  cf  {Coigne},  {Quoin}, 
  1.  A  quoin;  a  corner  or  external  angle;  a  wedge.  See 
  {Coigne},  and  {Quoin}. 
  2.  A  piece  of  metal  on  which  certain  characters  are  stamped 
  by  government  authority,  making  it  legally  current  as 
  money;  --  much  used  in  a  collective  sense 
  It  is  alleged  that  it  [a  subsidy]  exceeded  all  the 
  current  coin  of  the  realm.  --Hallam. 
  3.  That  which  serves  for  payment  or  recompense. 
  The  loss  of  present  advantage  to  flesh  and  blood  is 
  repaid  in  a  nobler  coin.  --Hammond. 
  {Coin  balance}.  See  Illust.  of  {Balance}. 
  {To  pay  one  in  his  own  coin},  to  return  to  one  the  same  kind 
  of  injury  or  ill  treatment  as  has  been  received  from  him 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Coin  \Coin\,  v.  i. 
  To  manufacture  counterfeit  money. 
  They  cannot  touch  me  for  coining.  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  metal  piece  (usually  a  disc)  used  as  money 
  v  1:  of  phrases  or  words 
  2:  of  coins  [syn:  {mint},  {strike}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Coin,  IA  (city,  FIPS  14970) 
  Location:  40.65588  N,  95.23523  W 
  Population  (1990):  278  (135  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  51636 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  Before  the  Exile  the  Jews  had  no  regularly  stamped  money.  They 
  made  use  of  uncoined  shekels  or  talents  of  silver,  which  they 
  weighed  out  (Gen.  23:16;  Ex  38:24;  2  Sam.  18:12).  Probably  the 
  silver  ingots  used  in  the  time  of  Abraham  may  have  been  of  a 
  fixed  weight,  which  was  in  some  way  indicated  on  them  The 
  "pieces  of  silver"  paid  by  Abimelech  to  Abraham  (Gen.  20:16), 
  and  those  also  for  which  Joseph  was  sold  (37:28),  were  proably 
  in  the  form  of  rings.  The  shekel  was  the  common  standard  of 
  weight  and  value  among  the  Hebrews  down  to  the  time  of  the 
  Captivity.  Only  once  is  a  shekel  of  gold  mentioned  (1  Chr. 
  21:25).  The  "six  thousand  of  gold"  mentioned  in  the  transaction 
  between  Naaman  and  Gehazi  (2  Kings  5:5)  were  probably  so  many 
  shekels  of  gold.  The  "piece  of  money"  mentioned  in  Job  42:11; 
  Gen.  33:19  (marg.,  "lambs")  was  the  Hebrew  _kesitah_,  probably 
  an  uncoined  piece  of  silver  of  a  certain  weight  in  the  form  of  a 
  sheep  or  lamb,  or  perhaps  having  on  it  such  an  impression.  The 
  same  Hebrew  word  is  used  in  Josh.  24:32,  which  is  rendered  by 
  Wickliffe  "an  hundred  yonge  scheep." 

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