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Is Reg Engraved On A Coin Supposed To Mean Or Stand For Something?

 
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 Posted 12/06/2019  6:33 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Ioana to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello, Dear Members of this forum!
I found this 1882 penny which has " REG" engraved. Could anybody help me understand what does that stand for? Thank you very much!

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 Posted 12/06/2019  7:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's called a counterstamp.
Looks like someone has stamped their name into for some reason.
Doesn't really do anything for the coin.
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 Posted 12/06/2019  7:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Circus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are counterstamp collectors, It could be a love token with the reg being short for Regina, Carried by either a sailor/solder while away from home or the lady waiting for their return. some are more elaborately done. others crudely . There are others that have social or political meanings as with the Irish troubles counterstamps. you can google the word or search on this site as there are a good number of threads on them.
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 Posted 12/06/2019  8:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ioana to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So interesting! Thank you
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 Posted 12/07/2019  12:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Presumably "REG" had meaning to whoever stamped it there, as the placement of the letters is too non-random for it to be simply someone testing their letter-punch kit on a coin. But without some context - for example, if this coin was a family heirloom and you know you had an ancestor (male or female) whose name began with "Reg" - it's impossible to figure out exactly why someone would have done this.
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 Posted 12/08/2019  10:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ioana to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I understand. Thank you all!
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