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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 coin /ˈkɔɪn/
 C硬幣,貨幣;U硬幣,貨幣(vt.)鑄造;創造

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coin n.
 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. [Colloq.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coin, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coined 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.   --Locke.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coin, v. i. To manufacture counterfeit money.
    They cannot touch me for coining.   --Shak.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 coin
      n : a metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
      v 1: of phrases or words
      2: form by stamping, punching, or printing; "strike coins";
         "strike a medal" [syn: mint, strike]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Coin
    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."