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1916 D Barber Quarter Counterstamp? Chop Mark?

 
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 Posted 10/18/2021  5:08 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add lawest to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Came across this one that I have had a while. When I got it several years back I thought it was just PMD. After a closer look, it appears the marks have a deliberate shape... maybe a counterstamp or chop mark. All feedback welcome






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 Posted 10/18/2021  5:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting! It does like look some sort of stamp.
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 Posted 10/18/2021  5:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Have to agree, but no clue.
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 Posted 10/19/2021  11:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The tiny "S" suggests to me that these marks may have been punched by a jeweler. The "S" commonly designated silver. The other may be a jeweler's touchmark that were applied to silverware and other products for curb appeal and/or to designate inside info on the product's origin.

Maverick marks like these don't typically enhance a coin's value.
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 Posted 10/20/2021  08:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for your expert assessment, ExoGuy!


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Maverick marks like these don't typically enhance a coin's value.
Although they are great for conversation.
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 Posted 10/20/2021  09:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with ExoGuy , probably a Jeweler's punch .

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 Posted 10/20/2021  11:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My impression is that it was stamped after the coin was worn down, so a jeweler's mark indicating silver makes sense. The other one looks like a bishop chess piece.
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