Formerly often said of coins of smaller denomination. – Money denominations after a larger amount, which are after the decimal point; in the EMU today cents). – In both meanings, the term probably derives from the fact that in earlier times extremely thin rolled-out coins – in contrast to dense, solid coins of precious metal – deformed very easily and looked as if they had been squashed. – See ejection money, ballast, bimetallism, bracteates, Deut, fox, money, heavy, money denominations, vernacular German-language, handle, infrangibility, cat money, coin, sounding, pips, Quaadschilling, Spores Raffel.
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