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Context:

10円や50円などほかの硬貨も、準備ができたものから作り始めます。
They will also start making other coins such as the 10 and 50 yen from the thing they were able to prepare.

I can't even guess at what 準備ができたものから is meant to mean in this sentence. What is もの referring to? The context doesn't help me at all.

Edit: Presumably it is simply "after they've made preparations", but I still don't understand the ものから part well.

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    This もの refers to 硬貨. – Yuuichi Tam Jul 14 at 10:48
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This から stands for the starting point of sequence, just like English from in "from the largest to smallest". The dictionary says:

動作・作用の開始順序や発端を示す。「先着の人から入場してください」

So,

準備ができたものから
in the order they reach readiness
(starting) from what has been made ready

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