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 Posted 01/01/2021  10:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rothery to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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 Posted 02/25/2021  9:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kimberwynn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1799 8 Reales coin with a lot of counter stamps.
I'm new here and just learned a little about this coin I found in my grandpas collection. I wasn't aware that counterstamps were a thing and found this thread so I wanted to post it here and see if anyone could add any info or opinions




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 Posted 02/25/2021  9:26 pm  Show Profile   Check Akkdayam's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Akkdayam to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply



Idaho counter stamp

Edit: just relized coop posted different state stamped one saying probably full set done and this proves it sort of
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 Posted 02/26/2021  10:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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1799 8 Reales coin with a lot of counter stamps.
Excellent!

Here is the topic for discussion: http://goccf.com/t/393923


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 Posted 02/26/2021  3:13 pm  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Akkdayam...


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Yes. There is definitely a complete set of 50 states. They usually sell for <$20 on eBay. Here is one listed for considerably more.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1975-Linco...394751?tk=no
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 Posted 02/26/2021  3:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the CCF, KimberWynn

The counterstamps on your Spanish coin are commonly referred to as chopmarks. These 1800's era punch marks, basically personal ID's, were applied by Chinese merchants as the silver coins passed through their hands. They wanted to assure that the coins weren't plated, so they pierced the surface with the punch. Thus, each chopmark was a stamp of approval. To my experience, these coins generally sell in the $50-$75 range.

The state counterstamps, typically seen on Lincoln cents, are modern novelty items that might retail for a quarter, apiece.
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 Posted 03/02/2021  12:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PPorro to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll be more careful in the future to look for counterstamps. Interesting topic. For now I'll add two that I've had some time. I considered collecting these, but they seem to be hit and miss. I don't find them as valuable as some sellers. So I only have two.

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 Posted 03/02/2021  4:06 pm  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice Masonic counter stamps Pporro.
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 Posted 03/18/2021  6:10 pm  Show Profile   Check daltonista's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add daltonista to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Okay, most counterstamps are innies, but...here's a monstrously rare outie!

I posted this in the wrong place last summer, but our Esteemed Moderator Spence suggested I share it in this obviously more relevant thread. Wondering if anyone else has seen anything like it...or maybe owns one, or has some clues as to its attribution? (I've never collected countermarks per se, so none of the Brunk editions (R.I.P., Greg!) have found their way into my library.)

It's an 1897 Ceylon 10c with a countermark that was added or "affixed" like a plaque to the coin. Spence suggested "brazing" as the method of attachment, but my admittedly sketchy metallurgical research indicates that technique may not work with silver and gold.

My close-up scan of the plaque shows some gouging or scraping underneath...not sure what that means, but I suppose it could be just a matter of heating and roughening up the surface to get some grippier adhesion for the similarly heated bit of silver that was added.

I picked this up for a quarter out of a junk bin at a West Coast show about 35 years ago, back when I was collecting "British World" exonumia. To add to my ignorance about this piece, I have no idea what "ACCJ" represents.

Any clues out there?





Forgot to mention above that a hanger has been removed from the 12:00 position, so maybe it was intended to be some sort of love token or "charm," as on a bracelet.

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Impressive!
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 Posted 03/19/2021  10:38 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Daltonista. Neat coin let alone the counter stamp.
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