seigniorage

[ US /ˌsiɡˈniɝɪdʒ/ ]
NOUN
  1. charged by a government for coining bullion
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How To Use seigniorage In A Sentence

  • My point is that the seigniorage that the US enjoys as a result of the dollar's being the international reserve currency has a cost as well.
  • The savings projected by the office come from the fact coins and bills cost less than their face value to make, so the government gains value, known as seigniorage, with each one produced. The Seattle Times
  • Though not often discussed in polite company, seigniorage, that is, the ability to coin or print cash (the right held by a feudal seigneur) and have other folks hold it, is valuable: Those who hold the $100 bills have, for many, many years, been providing a substantial loan to the U.S. government -- and it's interest free! AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed
  • In fact, this new model brought two main advantages to the US: in on hand the revenues from the money creation itself called seigniorage and on the other hand the possibility to hold a trade deficit for a very long time. FXstreet.com
  • The savings projected by the office come from the fact that coins and bills cost less than their face value to make, so the government gains value, known as seigniorage, with each one produced. NYT > Home Page
  • Second, nation states use their currency for seigniorage.
  • I merely point out that in this case the reduction in the benefits of seigniorage would be balanced in a slight boost to US output growth.
  • This gain, called seigniorage, is an implicit tax on the people's cash balances. Inflation Doesn't Pay The Government Like It Used To
  • (Extracting profits from the manufacturing of money is called seigniorage, after seigneur -- "lord" in French.) The New Coin Of The Realm
  • If it enters bilateral or multilateral agreements, there would be a likely cost of sharing seigniorage collected on the dollars circulating in the dollarized countries.
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