Coin Terminology and Glossary

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Random title: Tournois
Explanation: Of or relating to the French city of Tours. The terms livre tournois, gros tournois, and denier tournois, therefore mean a Tours pound, 'large', and penny respectively, or a coin struck to the same standard. The Scottish denomination turner is undoubtedly a corruption of tournois; Any coin intended for foreign trade rather than domestic circulation, often intended to circulate based on its bullion value, usually in foreign countries rather than its country of issue

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