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  • n. a swindler who fleeces the victim

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  • "The new edging processes for coins impeded them from being clipped into smaller pieces as did happen when coins were hammer-struck. Hence, milled edges were originally designed and intended to show that none of the metal had been shaved off the coin. Earlier, coins were shaved or clipped to almost half of their minted weight by unscrupulous persons and it is from this phenomenon that we derive the phrase 'clip artist' to mean a thief."

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    August 10, 2010