John Markis, John Maragoudakis, Trusted Traditions
Some twenty years later, ironically in close proximity of each other, both men decided it was time to liquidate their collections to pay for their children's college educations. The first man had a challenging time selling his collection because of the marginal quality decisions he had made over the years. The second man found astute individuals who were willing to pay new market levels for his specimens, obviously because of the super quality and rarities he had acquired."
Coppers - Generic late 18th-century term for copper coins.
Counterfeit - Unauthorized imitation of a coin or note.
Countermark - Or sometimes called counterstamp is a stamp or mark impressed on a coin to verify its use by another government, or to indicate revaluation.
Crown - A dollar-size silver coin, specifically one of Great Britain.
CU - Crisp Uncirculated.
Cud - Lump on a coin struck from a die which a piece has broken off.
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Appears to exhibit all the attributes of a Gem Mint 10 card but upon closer examination will exhibit one of the following minor flaws: a very slight wax stain on reverse, a minor printing imperfection or slightly off-white borders. Centering must be approximately 60/40 to 65/35 or better on the front and 90/10 or better on the reverse.
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John Markis Manager : Die Crack - A fine raised line on a coin caused by a broken die.
Die Defect - An imperfection on a coin caused by a damaged die.
Die Variety - A variation of a design attributed to a particular die. For example, among United States cents of 1793 over a dozen different dies were used, all hand-cut, and each a different die variety.
Dipping - Refers to removing tarnish, surface dirt or changing the coloration of a coin by applying chemicals, or otherwise artificially treating it with liquids.
Disme - One tenth of a dollar. An early spelling of the word "dime."
Double Eagle - A United States $20.00 gold coin.
Double-Struck - Said of any coin which has received two impressions from the working dies in accidentally imperfect alignment.
Double Die - A die that received one of its several blows from a hub or device punch in accidentally imperfect alignment.
Doubloon - A Spanish-American gold coin originally valued at $16.00.
John Markis Contact Wartime Silver - Coinage metal for 5¢ pieces, October 1942 to December 1945, consisting of 35% silver, 56% copper, 9% manganese.
Watermark - During the production of some paper, a special mark or design is implanted into the paper which is visible or fully visible when the paper is held up to the light. Watermarks have been used by many counties as a security device for their notes. The new style U.S. Notes all have watermarks of the respective portraits who are then printed on the note.
Weak Strike - A coin with certain of its details (in the areas of high relief) not fully formed because of the hardness of alloy, insufficient striking pressure or improper die spacing.
Wear - The abrasion of metal from a coin's surface caused by normal handling and circulation.
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