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 Posted 02/27/2020  10:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, I see what you're saying. If there were other letters present, forming a word, I would wholeheartedly concur with your assessment. I've studied thousands of counterstamps over forty years now and have yet to see a letter "C" shaped in this manner. I will admit this could be a first time, but I seriously doubt same.

Bear in mind that this punchmark was most likely stamped 150 years ago; perhaps, much longer. There were typically few standards practiced back then. Stamps were often crudely designed by blacksmiths and others who paid little, if any, attention to detail. For all we know, the maker of this mark, be it a letter "C" or an omega symbol, could have intended it to be a horseshoe!

Just for fun, here's a well-fashioned horseshoe that Daniel Wigg, a late 1800's blacksmith, used as his trademark for horse linament. Daniel had a shop in Hyde Park, NT, along the Hudson River. He serviced the Roosevelt family, back then.



When it comes to judging counterstamps, it's often difficult to gauge a maker's intent. There tend to be more unanswered questions than answered ones. This mark may have been a malformed "C" perhaps? For now, my best guess remains a stand-alone omega symbol.

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 Posted 02/27/2020  12:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ironhorse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And here I thought this one was another one to put back to sleep for a few more years lol
I looked at the c/s many times...I saw a "C" and a "G" but decided on omega. I'm happy with any thing anyone has to say about any of my coins good bad or otherwise
I learned more about Greek letters than I did before and that's progress...the right direction for sure.

Thanks again to the community...great job guys!
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 Posted 02/27/2020  12:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 2TriPs to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ExoGuy
So I'm guessing that you have done a lot of research looking for Omega. I would suggest searching for "C" and "G". I honestly don't know really anything about counter stamps. But I do know lettering and I know symmetry was incredibly important when creating the Greek alphabet. There is no way it's Omega.


**Please don't take this personally or offense to this next statement.**
I'm always hesitant wouldn't asking questions on community forums. The knowledge found on these forms is incalculable. But I've noticed that sometimes experts get stuck in a way of thinking that they dismiss thoughts from a novice. I am no expert. But consider that the reason you have not found anything about a Omega counterstamped is because it's not Ω
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 Posted 02/27/2020  3:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ ZTriPs .... No Offense taken. You see one thing, I see another .... I'm not totally dismissing your thought. I'm simply offering my opinion, based on experience, what I've seen and not seen.

I regard myself as a student of counterstamps and numismatics in general. Forever learning, I am. If I ever do encounter this symbol, used as the letter "C" in a counterstamp, rest assured, I'll return and eat Crow, with a Capital C. Meanwhile, omega suits me fine.



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 Posted 03/06/2020  3:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add otto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1824 Great Britain shilling. Not exactly a counterstamp.



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 Posted 03/06/2020  3:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
1824 Great Britain shilling. Not exactly a counterstamp.
Very interesting!
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 Posted 03/06/2020  5:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting otto! Very neat.
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 Posted 03/06/2020  5:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ironhorse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
engraved coins are one of my favourites....good show otto
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 Posted 03/30/2020  7:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sign of Omega to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Found this in coin roll.



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 Posted 04/06/2020  12:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 2TriPs to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 04/06/2020  1:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the CCF, 2TriPs

While yours is an astute catch and comparison, I doubt that our poster's coin bears the same "Grenada" mark. The Grenada stamp, along with accompanying marks, I believe, was used on silver coins in order to redenominate them. The resemblance of this particular "G" is remarkably similar to the omega sign!


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 Posted 06/01/2020  9:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sign of Omega to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Found in coin roll (again)

Comment on the mint mark.




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 Posted 06/02/2020  1:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice find Sign of Omega!
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