from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make into new coin by melting down and reprocessing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To mint (create money) again or repeatedly.
His goal was to melt down all foreign coins he could find and remint them with the new machines as state currency, thereby producing more Afghan money and wealth from his perspective.
Under old monarchies it was the custom on the accession of a sovereign to call in the coins of his predecessor and remint them with the new king's effigy.
It is only a literary fop or doctrinaire who will attempt to remint all the small defaced coinage that passes through his hands, only a lisping young fantastico who will refuse all conventional garments and all conventional speech.
The moral is obvious, and as old as history; but herein lay the secret of Byron's potency, that he could remint and issue in fresh splendour the familiar coinage of the world's wit.
Royal Mint, the most senior coin tester in the country, said: 'If the number of fakes keeps increasing at this rate, there will have to come a point when the Treasury makes the decision whether to remint or not.'
Robert Matthews, the former Queen's Assay Master at the Royal Mint, the most senior coin tester in the country, said: "If the number of fakes keeps increasing at this rate, there will have to come a point when the Treasury makes the decision whether to remint or not."
Lucentes turbavit equos. procul arduus Atlas Horruit, et dubia coelum cervice remint.
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