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countermark

[ noun koun-ter-mahrk; verb koun-ter-mahrk ]
/ noun ˈkaʊn tərˌmɑrk; verb ˌkaʊn tərˈmɑrk /
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noun
Also called counterstamp. a sign or device stamped on a coin after its minting.
verb (used with object)
to stamp (a coin) with a countermark; counterstamp.
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Origin of countermark

1495–1505; (noun) <Middle French contremarque, equivalent to contrecounter- + marquemark1; (v.) <Middle French contremarquer, derivative of contremarque
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