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Businesses, merchants & products on counterstamped coins

Joseph Schmidt

Businesses, merchants & products on counterstamped coins

by Joseph Schmidt

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Published by Merchant Token Collectors Association in S.l.] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Joseph Schmidt and George Owen
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCS 2012/43239 (C)
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25407569M
LC Control Number2012452804

Exonumia are numismatic items (such as tokens, medals, or scrip) other than coins and paper includes "Good For" tokens, badges, counterstamped coins, elongated coins, encased coins, souvenir medallions, tags, wooden nickels and other similar items. It is related to numismatics (concerned with coins which have been legal tender), and many coin collectors are also exonumists.   In the 19th century it was commonly utilized as an advertising tool by merchants promoting their services (dental practice, barber shop, saloon owner, etc.) and peddled products (medicines, potions, cure-alls,etc.) by stamping coins with .

  Yes, the counterstamped Morgans do tend to garner strong interest as a series, in general. That said, the early Bust coins, those bearing attributable counterstamps, tend to be the cream of the crop. Personally, I prefer the pre counterstamps, merchant issues as opposed to the one-of-a-kind, unique pieces. ARTIST RYAN THIES COUNTERSTAMPED 25C QUARTER. Pricing & History. estate stash that has been sitting idle since , so it was done before that time period. From the condition of the coin, it is probable it was accomplished during and was on a fresh uncirculated coinIn a nutshell, this coin is nickel copper and worth $, without.

segs vf{30}vvvpq: american counterstamps what a phenominal find! as if a choice s large cent with perfect surfaces & a perfect die state which is listed as rare in sheldon would be exotic enough,this specimen is counterstamped in 3 spots an "s" in a is the mark of the tiny windward island of t,in the caribbean near of their decree of WORLD Coins Great Britain - Dollar ( IJ), Silver, GEORGE III – Countermark 'George III' on 8 Reales. Lima mint. Bust of Carlos IV right. Rev. crowned arms between the columns of Hercules.S. Between and , foreign dollar-sized coins were counterstamped by the Bank of England as a reaction to an economic depression g.


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Businesses, merchants & products on counterstamped coins by Joseph Schmidt Download PDF EPUB FB2

I am the publisher of this book, which is (of course) wonderful, but it has been replaced by a new book. I am also the publisher of the new book () by Gregory Brunk, "Merchant and Privately Countermarked Coins, Advertising on the World's Smallest Billboards".5/5(3). Merchant and Privately Countermarked Coins: Advertising on the World's Smallest Billboards [Gregory Brunk] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Merchant and Privately Countermarked Coins: Advertising on the World's Smallest Billboards5/5(1). I am starting to get interested in countermarked coins and was wondering if there is a book about them to be had anywhere. Everyone says buy the book before the coin and in this instance I really want to do that.

As I understand it, a counterstamp is an unofficial stamp on a coin like from a merchant or for advertising. This important massive reference covers all known counterstamped coins issued by merchants of the United States, Canada, Mexico and the WORLD. Merchant and Privately Countermarked Coins by Brunk If this page loads without its corresponding top, left and bottom frames, click this link to refresh.

or much of the 19th century, coins often were counterstamped with the names of jewelers, merchants and even dentists as a means of advertising their products or services.

My late friend Maurice M. Gould wrote in the July issue of "The Numismatist". Merchant Countermarked Dollars. Merchant Countermarked Dollars of the Late 18th & Early 19th Centuries. Eric C Hodge. During the latter half of the eighteenth century, fluctuations in the gold-silver ratio, coupled with the financial strain of foreign wars, especially during the Napoleonic period, helped to bring on a severe dearth of silver coin in Great Britain.

Very few silver coins were minted in the sixty. FT Mexico 8 Reale Counterstamped Coin Rare Grade US First Silver $1 Coin Ships in a business day with tracking; Learn More.

Search refinements. Categories. All. Publications & Supplies (7) Bullion (4) Paper Money: US (4) Coins: Medieval (3) More. Collectibles (66) Stamps (7) Books (2) Antiques (1) Show more.

Format see all Format. This book is now out of print, and a NEW, REVISED book is now available: "Merchant and Privately Countermarked Coins", by Brunk.

I am the publisher of both books: World Exonumia Press of Rockford IL. Search Amazon for the new book!5/5(3). Consider, for example, a few of the classic coins of the West Indies.

Curacao counterstamped a variety of coins from Brazil and other places with its own counterstamp to declare the pieces as legal tender on the island.

Likewise, there is much speculation that an official (or officials) at the United States Mint counterstamped some and Capped Bust quarters with unusual “E” and. Quarter Coin Books, Quarter Coin Guides - Full library of quarter coin books. Identify your quarters with our library of guide books.

Quarter coin guides at magically low prices. In the 19th century, coins were counterstamped with business names by merchants for advertising purposes.

The coin auctioned features even wear and attractive toning at the rims. The letters W. BEATTY & SON is double-stamped on the obverse creating a flat reverse. In the book there are several Wilkins counterstamped coins listed, but the list is hardly complete.

I was fortunate to acquire what I believe to be the only Capped Bust half dime with the Dr. Wilkins counterstamp, which is also coincidentally an example of the LM/V5b, an R5 die marriage with two obverse cuds. Bryan C. asks: I have a Nova Scotia one penny token dated The name “” is counterstamped across Queen Victoria’s face, which I assume was done to convert the penny to a merchant’s token.

Does this counterstamp increase or decrease the coin’s value. Thanks. It depends on who you are showing the coin to. An Washington-LaFayette medalette counterstamped on a filed-down Matron Head large cent.

Rare--only ca. 12 are known. They were allegedly thrown from carriages in General LaFayette's procession to the crowds that lined the streets of. Two counterstamped coins were issued to commemorate the Winter Olympics, held in Lake Placid, New York. This was the second time the upstate New York village hosted the Games, the first being in Records indicate that Proof Silver Ike Dollars were counterstamped with a design depicting aFile Size: 4MB.

Requesting Some Help With Half Dollar - Counterstamped 'N C Baker' (A common mistake often seen in books, movies, and coin discussions where the gold 8 escudo is referred to as a "doubloon" when it is not.) As the Brasher was not intended to be a model for a future coin but rather a way to get merchants to readily accept the gold piece.

For an interesting read about counterstamped coins and in particular coins counterstamped by a Dr. Wilkins, read Q. David Bowers book titled "The Strange Career of Dr. Wilkins" first published in   New coins when minted by the government were immediately hoarded for their silver content.

So when England declared war on Spain in (when Spain concluded a treaty with Napoleon), it made the pre-existing shortage much worse. Merchants had already resorted to making their own penny and half penny coins of copper during the s before the war. Coins have been counter stamped since the dawn of the currency trade for many reasons by merchants for tracking or counting reasons or just individuals with nothing better to do than deface coins.

Unfortunately, these counter stamps are considered damage and can significantly reduce the value of a coin. Make sure this fits by entering your model number.; Authentic Spanish Treasure Cob "Pirate Money" Heavily counter-stamped with earthen deposits The era of piracy in the Caribbean began in the 16th century and died out in the s after the navies of the nations of Western Europe and North America with colonies in the Caribbean began combating pirates.

I don't accept the claim that counterstamps are not tokens, either. Many counterstamps were produced to advertise businesses, be used as checks, personal pieces and more; this, over-riding their use as simple currency. I say they're both, coins and tokens, a crossover, if you will.

Here are two counterstamped coins that illustrate a point I'd make. Countermarks were applied to early U.S. federal coins by merchants, individuals, or foreign governments (the latter attesting to a coin's authenticity). There were three peak periods of countermarking activity in the United States: "Hard Times" of .A countermarked, punchmarked or counterstamped coin is a coin that has had some additional mark or symbol punched into it at some point after it was originally produced while in circulation.

This practice is now obsolete. Countermarking can be done for a variety of reasons. If the currency is reformed, existing coins may be rendered void.