Derived from the French expression seigneuriage, referring to the right of the lord (seigneur) to An industrial facility manufacturing coins. From the Latin word moneta, nickname that was given by Romans to the goddess Juno because there was a minting workshop next to her temple. Money is any item that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts, such as taxes, in a particular region, country or socio-economic context. Its onset dates back to the origins of humanity and its physical representation has taken on very varied forms until the appearance of metal coins. The banknote, a typical representati... More. In connection with banknotes seigniorage refers to the interest earned by the central bank when investing the funds received via issuance of banknotes at The figure or amount written on the banknote or coin which indicates the amount of its economic value. It is usually written in letters and numbers., minus the cost of producing, distributing and replacing them.