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Choosing Your Mark


Registered User
Got mine, though it has not my mark on the other side, ours goes in the book. Looks, however, like one side of mine.


Registered User
Although some of the uses of your mark are traditional,others are very practical. Read the reason for the penny that others have mentioned and how the mark relates.

Ed Nelson

Registered User
I'm in the process of choosing my mark right now.
After the Mark Master degree, the Secretary showed me the book of marks, and I see some brothers have gone waaaaaay overboard with their marks...intricate, stylized designs od pictures and symbols that could never be chiseled into a stone.
I am leaning toward something very traditional and simplistic. If I needed to chisel it, I could do it in 4 strokes.


Site Benefactor
I am about to enter the YR and wanted to you pick your mark from examples that are shown to you or can you simply make one of your own?


Premium Member
Mine ended up being a tad intricate, but that's okay. I don't intend on using it to mark much stonework. ;) it is representative of myself and I can reproduce it, that's all that matters to me.

Brother JC

Moderating Staff
Staff Member
Mine's very simple, horizontals, right-angles, and perpendiculars. I had also used it as an identifier for years before I became a Mason.

Willaim Perkins

Registered User
At our York Rite meetings, it is mandatory for the members to have their coin on them as we do a "Mark Check" under 'good of the Order'. Failure to have it with you results in a $1 fine.


Premium Member
Mine is my Dad'sbrand, from the old days when he used to run a few cattle. As others have noted, it;s right angles, horizontals and perpendiculars, incorporates our initials, and isn't too hard to carve ;-)


Registered User
I am told that some use numbers and letter for their mark. I am thinking of using a combination of letters and a number that I use every day to identify myself. It is already my mark and has been for decades.