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Chop mark

Numismatic  Choice Uncirculated  Chopmark
04/18/2014

Chop Marks Found primarily on American Trade Dollars dated 1873-1878 and Japanese Yen (1870-1914) that circulated in China. Chinese businessmen, ever watchful for fakes, placed their sign or "chop" on any of these trade coins that passed muster.


Chop Mark - A letter or symbol added to money by someone other than the government which issued it to indicate authenticity.
Circulated - Denotes money that is no longer in mint state, generally as a result of normal handling.

Chop Mark - Merchant's test mark (usually Chinese) punched into a coin to verify its weight.
Circulated - Released to the general public. Showing signs of wear from being passed from hand to hand.

Chop Mark - A symbol added to money by someone other than the government, which issued it to indicate authenticity.
Circulated - Denotes money that is no longer in mint state, generally as a result of normal handling and exchange.

Chop Mark
An identification mark punched into a coin by a Chinese merchant. The mark is used to indicate that the metal of the coin has been tested and is of a known quality.
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chop mark (shroff mark): A small punched impression applied by Chinese (chop) or Indian (shroff) banks or change offices to attest to the full weight and metallic content of a coin.

Chop Marked Coins

Spain 1807 8 Reale - Mexico Mint, Numerous Small Chopmarks
Chopmark : a stamped symbol or letter punched into a coin to signify that it has been assayed for weight or purity by an Asian bank or trader.

Chop Mark
a mark stamped into coins by Oriental merchants as a means of verifying the silver content
Circulated ...

chop mark (shroff mark)
In Coin Collecting Terms A small punched impression applied by Chinese (chop) or Indian (shroff) banks or change offices to attest to the full weight and metallic content of a coin.

Chop Mark
An insignia or an image of some kind punched into a coin by a someone in the public to indicate authenticity.

- chop marks - marks or characters stamped into previously made coins. Often found on silver trade dollars and other precious metal coins. When coins were used for trading purposes a oriental assayer would test a piece of the coin for purity.

chop mark A symbol (added to money by someone other than the government which issued it) to indicate authenticity. circulated Denotes money that is no longer in mint state, generally as a result of normal handling and exchange.

chop mark A type of counterstamping used by Chinese merchants to indicatet they they believe the coin is true to its value. circulated A term applied to a coin that has wear from being used in commerce.

dollar certified coin A coin authenticated and graded by a professional service cherrypick To find and purchase a coin worth a premium over the seller's asking price (generally a rare die variety priced as a more common variety) chop mark ...

See "slabbed" chop marks - oriental marks or characters stamped into previously made coins. Often found on silver trade dollars and other precious metal coins.

An interesting feature sometimes seen on the coins of Wan-Li are chop marks (small merchants counter marks) applied on the rims of the coins.

1874 SILVER TRADE DOLLAR w CHOP MARKS...GENUINE
1880 Trade Dollar PCGS PR63 14534137
1874-CC TRADE DOLLAR NGC AU Details CHOPMARKED ...

There are often chisel or chop marks on ancient silver coins by merchants attempting to determine if a coin was solid. These "banker marks" are most common on Roman denarii of the 1st century BC and 1st century AD.

On the contrary, over 27 million went overseas and found their way into Asian commerce, many later being sent on to India in trade for opium. Numerous pieces show chop marks, ...

See also: See also: Coin, Marks, Struck, Silver, Dollar

Numismatic  Choice Uncirculated  Chopmark
04/18/2014

 
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