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1. The act or process of minting coins.
2. Coins manufactured in a mint.
3. The fee paid to a mint by a government.
4. The impression stamped on a coin.
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1. the process of minting
2. money minted
3. a fee paid for minting a coin
4. an official impression stamped on a coin
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(ˈmɪn tɪdʒ)

1. the act or process of minting coins.
2. the coins made by minting.
3. the charge for or cost of coins.
4. the output of a mint.
5. the impression made on a coin.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mintage - coins collectivelymintage - coins collectively      
currency - the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
2.mintage - fee paid to a mint by the government for minting a coin
fee - a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services
3.mintage - act or process of minting coins
craft, trade - the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
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He dipped into a side coat-pocket for the mintage of the Solomons and stripped off a stick from the handful of pressed sticks.
In one hand the body grasped a heavy sack of coins, which later examination showed to be all of old Spanish mintage. Directly over the body as it lay, a board had been torn from its fastenings in the wall, and from the cavity so disclosed it was evident that the bag had been taken.
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The mintage is restricted to just 4,999 coins which means that fewer than 1 in every 5,000 UK households can own one.
The United States Mint is running a similar program to release a low mintage of only 2 million of each of the 2019 W America The Beautiful quarters into circulation.
The Royal Mint said the "low mintage" commemorative coin will not be entering general circulation.
After 1942 the British changed the mintage from silver to some base metal, and the silver ones were all withdrawn.
Mr Bridge said: "Not only is it a full gold sovereign, it is low mintage - only 723,000 were made.
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The coins worth the most are often those with low mintage numbers or printing errors that date back to when they were first manufactured.