Coin vs Billon - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between coin and billon

is that coin is (money) a piece of currency, usually metallic and in the shape of a disc, but sometimes polygonal, or with a hole in the middle while billon is any of several alloys of precious metals and base metals that is used (where legal) to make coins, medals etc.

As a verb coin

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

coin

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (money) A piece of currency, usually metallic and in the shape of a disc, but sometimes polygonal, or with a hole in the middle.
  • * 1883: (Robert Louis Stevenson), (Treasure Island)
  • ...the coins were of all countries and sizes - doubloons, and louis d'ors, and guineas, and pieces of eight...
  • A token used in a special establishment like a casino (also called a chip).
  • (figurative) That which serves for payment or recompense.
  • * Hammond
  • The loss of present advantage to flesh and blood is repaid in a nobler coin .
  • One of the suits of minor arcana in tarot, or a card of that suit.
  • A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge.
  • Derived terms

    * coinage

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • 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
  • To make or fabricate; to invent; to originate.
  • Over the last century the advance in science has led to many new words being coined .
  • * Dryden
  • Some tale, some new pretense, he daily coined , / To soothe his sister and delude her mind.
  • To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.
  • * John Locke
  • Tenants cannot coin rent just at quarter day.

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    billon

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia billon) (en noun)
  • Any of several alloys of precious metals and base metals that is used (where legal) to make coins, medals etc.