gold coin

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EtymologyEdit

(Australian or New Zealand $1 or $2 coin): From the golden appearance of these coins, which are in fact varieties of bronze.

NounEdit

gold coin (plural gold coins)

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see gold,‎ coin.
  2. (Australia, New Zealand, informal) A one-dollar or two-dollar coin.
    • 1995 November 9, Adam C. Schofield, “Children's Bookroom...”, aus.education, Usenet:
              TIME... 7:30 PM
              ADMISSION BY GOLD COIN.
    • 1998 July 11, Wayne Roberts, “10 Days to Go to Bi Con.”, alt.personals.bi, Usenet:
      Entry is with a gold coin donation.
    • 2003 July 25, Rossco, “Music”, aus.hi-fi, Usenet:
      And where was the wine and cheese.  For a gold coin entry fee we could of at least expected some coon and a cask of something nasty!!!

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Last modified on 1 April 2014, at 15:30