Definitions for mint condition
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Used, but still like new, as if freshly minted.
Origin: Originally, the phrase comes from the way collectors described the condition of coins coming straight from the mint (coin factory).
Mint condition is an expression used in the description of pre-owned goods. Originally, the phrase comes from the way collectors describe the condition of coins. As the name given to a coin factory is a "mint", then mint condition is the condition a coin is in when it leaves the mint. Over time, the term "mint" began to be used to describe many different items having excellent, like-new quality.
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