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Offline andyg

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1797 penny countermark
« on: August 11, 2014, 01:35:22 AM »
Does this countermark mean anything ?
(it's on a 1797 penny)
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: 1797 penny countermark
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2014, 10:51:23 AM »
The answer is yes and the next question is what and the answer to that I don't know, but instinctively, I would look for an explanation that means "1 oz", since these klunkies were used as weights in shops.

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Re: 1797 penny countermark
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2014, 12:37:30 PM »
I read it as I.H in a serrated indent.

Most are unknown. Here are the I.H. ones listed in Scott where nothing fits precisely; the last two are nearest but occur in a serrated rectangular indent.


We need a board for these counter-marked pieces to aid locating in the future. I have just recently been searching for a recent silver counter-marked french coin.
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