One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A mark on a coin indicating the mint at which it was struck.
- ‘The one pound was the first coin to feature a distinctive cross, referred to as the Llantrisant (repeat Llantrisant) mint mark, which means ‘Church or Parish of the Three Saints’.’
- ‘This open-leg lifetime drachm from Sardis depicts as mint marks a rose under the throne and a monogram that looks a bit like a double E in the reverse left field.’
- ‘County council archaeologist Bob Croft added: ‘We could tell they were forgeries because they did not have the mint mark on them.’’
- ‘For a chart of mint mark locations for each type of U.S. coin, be sure to see the PicGrade Area.’
- ‘These cobs with the ‘AP’ mint mark are rare and currently only 43 are known to exist.’
- ‘The rose mint mark appears on the edge of two of the pieces in the Royal Mint Bi-metallic Trial Pack from 1994.’
- ‘Starting around the middle of the 3rd century A.D., Roman mints began incorporating mint marks as a form of control over the actions of mint officials.’
- ‘In a few cases, the mint mark was applied more than once, resulting in a ‘repunched mint mark’ or ‘RPM,’ and sometimes resulting in a doubled or even tripled mint mark.’
- ‘After the war, when a return to the regular alloy was made, the mint mark was restored to its former position and the letter ‘P’ on Philadelphia coinage was discontinued.’
- ‘Each different mint mark denotes the city in which the coin was struck; for instance, the ` B’ mint mark indicates that the coin was minted in Brisbane.’
- ‘However each of the branch mint marks were punched into the dies by hand in those days.’
- ‘Cunobelinus describes himself as the son of Tasciovanus who, according to mint marks on his coins, ruled from Verlamio, later the Roman town of Verulamium, close to St Albans (Hertfordshire).’
- ‘But if you pick up a Potosi coin and see that mint mark - it is as obvious as the nose on your face.’
- ‘Any coin not listed was probably only made in Philadelphia and thus lacks a mint mark.’
- ‘Is the difference in value of mint marks only for coin collectors?’
- ‘Remember from your reading that coins issued in certain years did not have mint marks.’
- ‘Although mint marks can be seen easily with the naked eye, designer's initials often require a magnifying glass to be seen.’
- ‘Each card will have 2 coins of the same denomination showing both the First new mint mark and final no mint mark coins.’
- ‘Around the middle the 3rd century C. E., Roman mints began incorporating mint marks on their coins - Roman Bureaucracy at work.’
- ‘Hopefully finding the mint mark wouldn't be so difficult if you knew exactly where to look for it.’
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