Currency and Coinage


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Currency noun – Something (as pieces of stamped metal or printed paper) customarily and legally used as a medium of exchange, a measure of value, or a means of payment.
Usage example: I prefer to carry only paper currency, as coins are too heavy

Coinage is a synonym for currency in money topic. In some cases you can use "Coinage" instead a noun "Currency", when it comes to topics like paper and coin money of a country.
Nearby Words: current, currently
Synonyms for Currency


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Coinage noun – Coins collectively.
Currency is a synonym for coinage. You can use "Currency" instead a noun "Coinage".
Nearby Words: coin, coined, coining
Synonyms for Coinage
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