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Azores 10 Reis 1795 Overstrike?

 
 
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 Posted 04/14/2019  2:37 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Jay1234 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Can anyone shed any light on whether this is a countermarked 1795 10 Reis or an overstrike (are they the same?), or is this something else? Thanks!

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 Posted 04/15/2019  1:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fioti to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a overstrike, to me.

Countermarks happen after they've left the mint.
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 Posted 04/16/2019  3:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jay1234 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks!
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 Posted 04/16/2019  10:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gxseries to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
An overstrike is when old coins are used as planchets whereas a countermark is usually a small punch mark.

Nevertheless this is a rather neat coin as it is overstruck over Portugal 5 reis coin. I cannot see what year the original host coin is.
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