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specie (n.)

"coin, money in the form of coins, metallic money as a medium of exchange" (as opposed to paper money or bullion), 1670s, from phrase in specie "in the real or actual form" (1550s), from Latin in specie "in kind" (in Medieval Latin, "in coin"), from ablative of species "kind, form, sort" (see species).

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Definitions of specie from WordNet

specie (n.)
coins collectively;
Synonyms: coinage / mintage / metal money
From wordnet.princeton.edu