Rubbing oil or ointment into the skin using a coin or similar metal object.
coin v.
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Employees at Sherman Elementary School had noticed marks on the couple's four children and police took the children away April 30. The marks had been produced by a traditional Asian healing technique commonly called coining, Seng Chan and Kaying Lor said. The technique involves rubbing ointment into the skin with a coin or a spoon.
— "Second family cleared in coining case," The Associated Press, May 14, 2002
The little Cambodian girl shyly lifted her T-shirt and Trish Bathard was briefly horrified. Radiating from the eight-year-old's spine were angry red lines, seven or eight on each side, like branches of an incongruous, stylised Christmas tree.
Had Mrs Bathard not known Kunthea and her family, had she not been her English teacher and mentor at Miramar Central school, she would have thought the girl had been subjected to some awful form of abuse. Instead Kunthea was showing the results of the traditional Southeast Asian health practice of coining.
It looks alarming. Just recently a relieving teacher taking swimming at an Eastern Suburbs school panicked at the sight of a child's striped back.
In fact, coining — or goh kyol (rubbing the wind) — is relatively painless and afterward even pleasurable. Adults and children alike are coined, though not babies, as their skin is too delicate.
— Val Aldridge, "How money can heal," The Dominion (Wellington, New Zealand), March 19, 2002
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A better familiarity with folk remedies also might avoid misunderstandings: A common Vietnamese practice of "coining" — the forceful rubbing of the neck, temple or other body parts with a coin to the point of bruising — has led some U.S. teachers to mistakenly think a child has been beaten.
— Karlyn Barker, "Bad Circulation? Try Some Sliced Deer Antlers," The Washington Post, November 6, 1988
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  • Coining — may refer to: Coining (metalworking), metalworking process Coining (mint), production of money Counterfeiting of coins The creation of a neologism See also Coin (disambiguation) Coinage (disambiguation) Spooning …   Wikipedia

  • Coining — Coining. См. Чеканка. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Coining — Coin Coin, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coined} (koind); p. pr. & vb. n. {Coining}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coining (metalworking) — 1818 engraving depicting the coining press as used in the Royal Mint Coining is a form of precision stamping in which a workpiece is subjected to a sufficiently high stress to induce plastic flow on the surface of the material. A beneficial… …   Wikipedia

  • Coining (mint) — Numismatics Terminology Portal Currency …   Wikipedia

  • coining die — noun : one of a set of dies between which a piece of metal is squeezed in or as if in coining money …   Useful english dictionary

  • coining — noun A form of alternative medicine from Southeast Asia where a coin is rubbed vigorously on a patients oiled skin …   Wiktionary

  • coining — n. conversion of metal into coin; act of stamping coins; invention of a new word or phrase kɔɪn n. piece of stamped metal currency (as opposed to paper bills) v. make coins out of metal, mint; invent a new word or phrase …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coining — noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of coin (II) 1. : the stamping or manufacture of coins 2. chiefly Britain : the counterfeiting or illegal manufacture of coin …   Useful english dictionary

  • (be) coining it (in) — be ˈcoining it (in) | be ˌcoining ˈmoney idiom (BrE, informal) to earn a lot of money quickly or easily Syn: rake in Main …   Useful english dictionary

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