Author Topic: Chile 1 Peso 1933 Countermarked?  (Read 1449 times)

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Offline lidianb

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Chile 1 Peso 1933 Countermarked?
« on: March 17, 2012, 09:47:31 PM »
Hello,

I exchanged lately with a Brazilian collector and among other coins was this 1 Peso 1933 So, with this "M" countermarked or carved maybe. Does anyone has ever seen this thing, is there any meaning, or any "Miguel" or "Manuel" had fun carving the name on it?

Appreciate answers.


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Re: Chile 1 Peso 1933 Countermarked?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2012, 10:18:33 PM »
Or perhaps a 'W' ?
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Re: Chile 1 Peso 1933 Countermarked?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2012, 03:45:37 PM »
The countermark (I agree that it's more likely a W, because the outer legs are diagonal) was not necessarily done in Chile. The coin was worthless in other countries, so it could have been used a a marker in another country. It is a bit late for a love token, but it may have been e.g. a token for use in a tool shed, to indicate who was using what tools.

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