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Offline Figleaf

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Re: The unicorn on coins
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2019, 08:25:59 PM »
Too bad. I was hoping that it would have been some sort of a tradition, where a new shop picks up the name of a well-known old one that no longer exists. Back to the drawing board.

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

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Re: The unicorn on coins
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2019, 12:45:08 PM »
Well that's possible, Peter. I just wasn't able to find any history on the company.

In my initial post I said there were about 20 examples documented, but it's actually about 40. About half of them are struck on 1829 Half Cents, as mine is. Also, Dr. Brunk notes in his reference that there appears to be some lettering or marking inside the cigar itself, but it's unreadable. I could never see any in my example, but if there were it might give us a clue as to the die maker or issuer. More likely it's damage on the coin's surface.

I'll have to dig up my coin and look at it under my scope. Maybe I missed something.