Meaning of seigniorage
Pronunciation: (sēn'yur-ij), [key]
- something claimed by a sovereign or superior as a prerogative.
- a charge on bullion brought to the mint to be coined.
- the difference between the cost of the bullion plus minting expenses and the value as money of the pieces coined, constituting a source of government revenue.
- seigniorage (Thesaurus)