- (Australian or New Zealand $1 or $2 coin): From the golden appearance of these coins, which are in fact varieties of bronze. (Wiktionary)
“ A few times, when it was convenient to use a village’s well, I left a small gold coin in payment for the service.”
“She was lecturing on the Creator's love of every man and asking the people to forgive the cruelty of heartless and uncaring people, as she handed the last gold coin to an unshaven man without teeth.”
“The principal if not the only Persian gold coin is the daric, weighing about 129 grs.”
“[A jacobus was a gold coin of the value of twenty-five shillings, called after James I, in whose reign it was first coined.] 24th.”
“I believe, they proposed to have gold, silver, and copper coins, descending and ascending decimally; viz. a gold coin of ten dollars, a silver coin of one tenth of a dollar (equal to a Spanish bit), and a copper, of one hundredth of a dollar.”
“British gold coin not milled, coined gold of Spain and France, chequins, Arabian gold, moidores of Portugal”
“It is the Persian daric, a gold coin worth about .50.”
“And at the throat where the tie should go, the gold coin that Hannah has told me about, big as a fifty-pence piece: it is his slave collar, Salvo.”
“Delicately Holmes placed another gold coin on top of the other, tapping it into alignment with his fingernail.”
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