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 Posted 11/20/2019  10:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jeffbuckes to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I found this one in my pile of British pennies... It's an 1882-H.

Counterstamped on the obverse. My first thought was "Guelph" but I'm not sure on this one... Thoughts?




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 Posted 11/20/2019  11:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dennman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Probably is Guelph as that was Queen Victoria's family name.
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 Posted 11/22/2019  12:12 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting.
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 Posted 01/08/2020  04:11 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice one Jgeiger. There are 4 varieties of the Liberty Bell counterstamp that I'm aware of. They were a semi-popular counterstamp around the US bicentennial.
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 Posted 01/08/2020  6:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jeffbuckes to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Dennman -

Took me a long time to get back here, but you're right: Guelph was the royal family name. I just read an article about the name switch (to Windsor) and I had never heard of the Guelph before. I knew they were German but now it makes more sense. I wonder if the counterstamp had a political connotation back when it was floating around in circulation...?
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 Posted 01/10/2020  06:50 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Was on the lookout for this counterstamp for quite some time. Luckily I found it along with Littleton's original envelope.




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Was on the lookout for this counterstamp for quite some time. Luckily I found it along with Littleton's original envelope.
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Heres one that just makes you wonder
This one was found metal detecting an old site in maritime Canada, site dates as early as French Acadians and later occupation from post Revolutionary War loyalist so the origin is completely unknown.
What I can tell you about it, pretty sure its silver,its 4.17 g (64.2 gr) and 24 mm diameter..thin and smooth on its edge.
Here is where things get interesting...I'll try to describe what I see on it on a disecting axis on a clock based face...the ding at the top is roughly around the 12 o'clock mark
First mark...just south centre..a seven pointed star with a "W" within
Second..on a line from 7 o'clock to 1 o'clock..T & F
Third..on line 12 o'clock to 7 o'clock ...P or D followed by T
Fourth..12 o'clock to 6 o'clock A V or maybe L E C
Fifth..at the 5 o'clock position...backwards S
Finally...8 o'clock towards 11 o'clock position..remnants of letters or bad angle strike maybe O M

This one doesn't have any decernable marks on the reverse other than scratches associated with moderate wear and ground action; of course corrosion doesn't help either.

Just one I'd though I'd share; I posted a couple of other ones you guys might have noticed as well....mavericks at best but as always I was hoping someone else noticed one the same out there.
I've seen a few others with multiple strikes and curious markings on them; trial or test pieces for jewellers or silversmiths or up and coming counterfeiters who knows right!

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