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mint master

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Definition of mint master in English:

noun

A superintendent at a mint.
Example sentences
  • In order to give the illusion that the money was still ‘good’, the mint masters hit upon a clever idea used by silversmiths.
  • The second anecdote maintains that John Hull had made such profits as mint master, that when his daughter wed Samuel Sewall, Hull purportedly offered a dowry equal to her weight in silver.
  • As the son-in-law of John Hull, a silversmith and mint master, Sewall lived his adult life surrounded by such objects.

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