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Paper currency   /pˈeɪpər kˈərənsi/   Listen
Paper currency

Currency issued by a government or central bank and consisting of printed paper that can circulate as a substitute for specie.  Synonyms: folding money, paper money.

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"Paper currency" Quotes from Famous Books

... been a banker in a provincial town, which was the centre of great commercial and agricultural activity and enterprise. He had made the bulk of his fortune in the happy days of paper currency and war. Besides his country bank he had a considerable share in a metropolitan one of some eminence. At the time of his marriage with the present Lady Vargrave he retired altogether from business, and never returned ...
— Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete • Edward Bulwer-Lytton

... the States be at war? The real sites and people in Thackeray's novels. A universal penny post? Cheap telegrams and telephones? Is the Bank of England safe? Are the planets inhabited? Should girls have more liberty? Should they propose? or wear crinolines? Why not have an unlimited paper currency? or a decimal system and coinage? or a one-pound note? Should we abolish the Lords? or preserve the Commons? Why not euthanasia? Should dramatic critics write plays? Who built the Pyramids? Are the English the Lost Ten Tribes? Should we send missions to the heathen? How long will our coal hold ...
— Without Prejudice • Israel Zangwill

... girls say, Pollie). He would move along in his superb manner, looking right over the heads of the congregation, and disdaining to cast a glance at the "filthy lucre" that was being heaped up in the box which from obedience he carried. What were silver and gold, let alone the cheap paper currency of the times, to him, who had given up wealth and princely rank to become a religious! Yet, in fact, they were a great deal, since they meant help for the needy—a church built, a hospital for the sick poor. In this sense none appreciated ...
— Apples, Ripe and Rosy, Sir • Mary Catherine Crowley

Words linked to "Paper currency" :   bank note, government note, currency, banknote, fiat money, banker's bill, greenback, bill, note, bank bill, fractional currency, Federal Reserve note

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