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1950 French 20 Franc Counter Stamp

 
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 Posted 02/25/2020  08:19 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add moose59 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
While looking thru some of my coins I noticed one of my French 20 Franc coins had a counter stamp on it. WBW, and am wondering if anyone out there has an Idea of what this could be for?



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 Posted 02/25/2020  5:03 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've seen huge numbers of these coins and even remember them in circulation, but have never seen anything like that. Perhaps it was just done by a bored teenager during a school metalwork class?
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 Posted 02/25/2020  7:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moose59 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
looks to good to be a bored teen. seems to be about the same time frame as the coin. more or less
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 Posted 02/25/2020  11:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add swamperbob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As a bored teen, and even as a bored adult, I have marked thousands of US quarters with a Y punch to make the eagle look like he is wearing a necktie.

I have never seen any returned to me in change and I have never seen one for sale as a countermarked coin.

However, I would say that my ability to impress the stamp was at least as good as the WBW monogram seen here.
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 Posted 02/26/2020  3:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add realeswatcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
"As a bored teen, and even as a bored adult, I have marked thousands of US quarters with a Y punch to make the eagle look like he is wearing a necktie."

Surprised no one called it "Penguin Bird" and tried to add a huge premium!

Would guess this to be a local merchant mark.
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02/26/2020 3:49 pm
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