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mintmark

Syllabification: mint·mark
Pronunciation: /ˈmintmärk
 
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(also mint mark)

Definition of mintmark in English:

noun

A mark on a coin indicating the mint at which it was struck.
Example sentences
  • 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).
  • County council archaeologist Bob Croft added: ‘We could tell they were forgeries because they did not have the mint mark on them.’
  • 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’.

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