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Other tokens and medals => Advertising, propaganda and numismatic artefacts => Private countermarks => Topic started by: bisariajss on December 02, 2018, 07:52:42 AM

Title: 1943 counter mark one rupee
Post by: bisariajss on December 02, 2018, 07:52:42 AM
Hello everyone,

Recently got a countermark 1943 one rupee with punch in Nagari(Hindi) letter 'PA'.
Can anyone help me identify this countermark, I have seen one coin sold in a reputed auction house with same type of countermark.

P.S. Is this Pratapgarh?

Thanks
Title: Re: 1943 counter mark one rupee
Post by: Figleaf on December 08, 2018, 12:10:53 PM
Interesting. My first (intuitive) thought was that this coin would have been in circulation at the time India became independent. The countermark is well done and well identifiable, suggesting a professional. Nevertheless, I would think that independence propaganda on coins would be large, having as an objective to deface the coin.

Peter