Show me the coin used for the census tax.” And they brought a denariusa to him. Bible see other translations
A denarius was a coin that was one day’s wage for a laborer.

“census tax.” The Greek word is kēnsos (#2778 κῆνσος). In the NT it referred to the tax or tribute levied on individuals, and it was to be paid yearly. See commentary on Mark 12:14.

Commentary for: Matthew 22:19