coin, as distinguished from paper money; also, coin made of precious, as distinguished from base, metal
Origin of specieablative of Classical Latin species: used in eastern; English from occurrence in the phrase (paid) in specie
- in kind
- in coin
Coined money; coin.
Origin of specieFrom (in) specie, (in) the actual form, from Latin (in) speci&emacron;, (in) kind, ablative of speci&emacron;s; see species.
- (nonstandard) singular form of species
- Although in wide use, this is universally considered by prescriptive references to be an error- it is better to use the standard singular, species, instead.
specie - Legal Definition
Money that has an intrinsic value, such as silver or gold coins, minted in different denominations and in different degrees of fineness, and usually displaying government markings.