Chop Mark

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Chop Mark

A mark imprinted on a coin, usually to prove authenticity. They have become rather unusual since the advent of fiat money, but they were more common when coins were made out of precious metals.
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Microscopic analyses revealed that potential cutmarks in bones dated before 1200 years BP were, in fact, animal biting and gnawing marks, root etching, or chop marks from the excavation, suggesting that cutmarking (and human activity) only appeared after that time point.
Cheating was still rampant, however, and Chinese traders put chop marks on coins as quality assurance.
Bills with chop marks, folds or creases may not be accepted or taken with a lower rate of exchange than a clean note.
Around 13 trees have been axed, with the remaining trunks left scarred with chop marks, made by knives or axes.
A Florida man who allegedly killed his roommate during an argument over a pork chop marks the second time meat may have been the motive for murder in the last three months in the United States.