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Counterstamped Combo: 1870 Shield Nickel & 1871 Indian Head Cent Same Stamp

 
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 Posted 05/02/2019  9:59 pm Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I happened upon these two counterstamped coins, both with what seems to be the same counterstamp -- listed by different sellers, and I was able to bid on both.

Kind of neat since all my other counterstamped coins are "solo" and don't have others with the same stamp.

Both coins were actually bent by the force used to stamp them, causing damage to the reverse. In addition, the 1871 has pitting, and appears to have been lacquered or shellacked at some point.

Hope you enjoy this "two of a kind."





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 Posted 05/02/2019  10:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very neat! When I looked quickly at the counterstamp on the cent, I thought that the initials were CCF...
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 Posted 05/02/2019  10:31 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That would rock, Spence. I would totally buy any "CCF" counterstamps I find.
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 Posted 05/02/2019  10:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I know, right? Alternatively, if there was a CCF copper round of some sort, I would totally buy one of those guys. Who wouldn't?
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 Posted 05/03/2019  10:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good eye there, Paralyse! Since there are at least two of these mavericks, they perhaps shared some commercial or merchant use. While counterstamped initials are rarely attributed, it does happen; this, typically when another host coin bearing identical initials AND an otherwise attributed counterstamp.

These are two, better dates that could be the nucleus of counterstamped cent and nickel year sets, eh what?
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 Posted 05/03/2019  1:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1962penny to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
definitely thought the first one said CCF!!
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 Posted 05/16/2019  07:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add paradimecoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
this is pretty cool!
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 Posted 05/16/2019  08:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting, with the 1871 cent being scarce to begin with!
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