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Maratha Rupee w countermark

Started by Rangnath, April 07, 2008, 11:12:40 PM

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Another coin of the Bhonsala clan of the Marathas, this is, I think, an 1825 rupee of the Katak mint, km 18. It appears to have counterstamps.  My questions are:
Are they?
If they are, is that common?  What do they indicate?


They look like test marks to me, made by a trader or silver dealer to determine the silver content.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.


Right you are. I guess Schoff marks, test marks and counterstamps serve the same purpose; to authenticate the coin.