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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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.
The chop marks left behind by the flint blade show how the meat was meticulously separated from the bones and removed.