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Bullion vs. Coin

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Bullionnoun

A bulk quantity of precious metal, usually gold or silver, assessed by weight and typically cast as ingots.

Coinnoun

(money) A piece of currency, usually metallic and in the shape of a disc, but sometimes polygonal, or with a hole in the middle.

Bullionnoun

(obsolete) Base or uncurrent coin.

Coinnoun

A token used in a special establishment like a casino (also called a chip).

Bullionnoun

(obsolete) Showy metallic ornament, as of gold, silver, or copper, on bridles, saddles, etc.

Coinnoun

(figurative) That which serves for payment or recompense.

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Bullionnoun

(obsolete) A heavy twisted fringe, made of fine gold or silver wire and used for epaulets; also, any heavy twisted fringe whose cords are prominent.

Coinnoun

money in general, not limited to coins

‘She spent some serious coin on that car!’;

Bullionnoun

Uncoined gold or silver in the mass.

Coinnoun

One of the suits of minor arcana in tarot, or a card of that suit.

Bullionnoun

Base or uncurrent coin.

‘And those which eld's strict doom did disallow,And damm for bullion, go for current now.’;

Coinnoun

A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge.

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Bullionnoun

Showy metallic ornament, as of gold, silver, or copper, on bridles, saddles, etc.

‘The clasps and bullions were worth a thousand pound.’;

Coinnoun

A small circular slice of food.

Bullionnoun

Heavy twisted fringe, made of fine gold or silver wire and used for epaulets; also, any heavy twisted fringe whose cords are prominent.

Coinverb

To make of a definite fineness, and convert into coins, as a mass of metal; to mint; to manufacture.

‘to coin silver dollars; to coin a medal’;

Bullionnoun

a mass of precious metal

Coinverb

To make or fabricate; to invent; to originate.

‘Over the last century the advance in science has led to many new words being coined.’;

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Bullionnoun

gold or silver in bars or ingots

Coinverb

To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.

Bullion

Bullion is non-ferrous metal that has been refined to a high standard of elemental purity. The term is ordinarily applied to bulk metal used in the production of coins and especially to precious metals such as gold and silver.

Coinnoun

A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge. See Coigne, and Quoin.

Coinnoun

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.’;

Coinnoun

That which serves for payment or recompense.

‘The loss of present advantage to flesh and blood is repaid in a nobler coin.’;

Coinverb

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.

Coinverb

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.’;

Coinverb

To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.

‘Tenants cannot coin rent just at quarter day.’;

Coinverb

To manufacture counterfeit money.

‘They cannot touch me for coining.’;

Coinnoun

a metal piece (usually a disc) used as money

Coinverb

of phrases or words

Coinverb

form by stamping, punching, or printing;

‘strike coins’; ‘strike a medal’;

Coinnoun

a flat disc or piece of metal with an official stamp, used as money

‘she opened her purse and took out a coin’; ‘gold and silver coins’;

Coinnoun

money in the form of coins

‘large amounts of coin and precious metal’;

Coinnoun

one of the suits in some tarot packs, corresponding to pentacles in others.

Coinverb

make (coins) by stamping metal

‘guineas and half-guineas were coined’;

Coinverb

make (metal) into coins.

Coinverb

earn a lot of (money) quickly and easily

‘the company was coining it in at the rate of £90 a second’;

Coinverb

invent (a new word or phrase)

‘he coined the term ‘desktop publishing’’;

Coin

A coin is a small, flat, (usually, depending on the country or value) round piece of metal or plastic used primarily as a medium of exchange or legal tender. They are standardized in weight, and produced in large quantities at a mint in order to facilitate trade.

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