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"1779" Ames Mfg. Co. Counterstamped Coin / Token

 
 
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 Posted 11/11/2019  6:33 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add living-in-the-past to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This one is probably a longshot, but it appears to be a counterstamped coin / token with the date of "1779" and stamping for the Ames Mfg. Co. of Chicopee, MA., along with many other marks. It is 28.7mm and weighs 7.0g. I understand that the Ames Manufacturing Company was a manufacturer of swords, tools and cutlery in Chicopee, Massachusetts, as well as an iron and bronze foundry and was in Chicopee by 1848. Anyone ever see a similar, or do you think this is a unique piece? Any thoughts regarding the coin or token it is counterstamped on? Any other thoughts would be great appreciated.


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