|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
Before the Exile the Jews had no regularly stamped money. They made use of uncoined shekels or talents of silver, which they weighed out (Genesis 23:16; Exodus 38:24; 2 Samuel 18:12). Probably the silver ingots used in the time of Abraham may have been of a fixed weight, which was in some way indicated on them. The "pieces of silver" paid by Abimelech to Abraham (Genesis 20:16), and those also for which Joseph was sold (37:28), were proably in the form of rings. The shekel was the common standard of weight and value among the Hebrews down to the time of the Captivity. Only once is a shekel of gold mentioned (1 Chronicles 21:25). The "six thousand of gold" mentioned in the transaction between Naaman and Gehazi (2 Kings 5:5) were probably so many shekels of gold. The "piece of money" mentioned in Job 42:11; Genesis 33:19 (marg., "lambs") was the Hebrew kesitah, probably an uncoined piece of silver of a certain weight in the form of a sheep or lamb, or perhaps having on it such an impression. The same Hebrew word is used in Joshua 24:32, which is rendered by Wickliffe "an hundred yonge scheep."
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) A quoin; a corner or external angle; a wedge. See Quoin.
2. (n.) A piece of metal on which certain characters are stamped by government authority, making it legally current as money; -- much used in a collective sense.
3. (n.) That which serves for payment or recompense.
4. (v. t.) To make of a definite fineness, and convert into coins, as a mass of metal; to mint; to manufacture; as, to coin silver dollars; to coin a medal.
5. (v. t.) To make or fabricate; to invent; to originate; as, to coin a word.
6. (v. t.) To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.
7. (v. i.) To manufacture counterfeit money.
Coin (9 Occurrences)
Matthew 10:29 "Aren't two sparrows sold for an assarion coin? Not one of them falls on the ground apart from your Father's will, (WEB)
Matthew 17:27 But, lest we cause them to stumble, go to the sea, cast a hook, and take up the first fish that comes up. When you have opened its mouth, you will find a stater coin. Take that, and give it to them for me and you." (WEB WEY NIV)
Matthew 22:19 Show me the tribute coin." And they brought Him a shilling. (WEY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 12:15 Shall we give, or shall we not give?" But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, "Why do you test me? Bring me a denarius, that I may see it." (See RSV)
Mark 12:42 A poor widow came, and she cast in two small brass coins, which equal a quadrans coin. (Root in WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 15:8 Or what woman, if she had ten drachma coins, if she lost one drachma coin, wouldn't light a lamp, sweep the house, and seek diligently until she found it? (Root in WEB WEY NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 15:9 And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbours, and says, "'Congratulate me, for I have found the coin which I had lost.' (WEY NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 20:24 Show me a denarius. Whose image and inscription are on it?" They answered, "Caesar's." (See RSV)
John 2:15 So He plaited a whip of rushes, and drove all--both sheep and bullocks--out of the Temple. The small coin of the brokers He upset on the ground and overturned their tables. (WEY YLT NAS RSV NIV)