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coinage factory, money factory, coining works
2a mint‘the bank made a mint out of the deal’
a fortune, a vast sum of money
millions, billions, a king's ransom
a small fortune, pots of money, stacks of money, heaps of money, a tidy sum, a bundle, a wad, a pile
British a bomb, a packet, loadsamoney, shedloads
North American big bucks, big money, gazillions
Australian big bickies, motser, motza
1‘in mint condition’
brand new, as new, pristine, perfect, immaculate, unblemished, undamaged, untarnished, unmarked, unmarred, unused, fresh, first-class, excellent
1‘the shilling was minted in 1742’
coin, stamp, stamp out, strike, cast, punch, die, forge, make, manufacture, produce
2‘the slogan had been freshly minted for the occasion’
create, invent, make up, think up, dream up, hatch, devise, frame, originate, come up with, fabricate, fashion, produce
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