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Offline Oesho

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Another enigmatic countermark a crowned T1 & J
« on: August 06, 2017, 01:15:07 AM »
Another funny coin with a crowned T1 & J. I presume it is a T, but could also be a Persian 'He', but as the additional countermark is a clear J, I presume the other also be a Latin letter. The identical c/m's have been applied on obv as well as on the rev.
Does anyone has any info about those countermarks?

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Re: Another enigmatic countermark a crowned T1 & J
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2017, 12:26:08 PM »
Modern again, in spite of the Gothic T. The crown is clearly inspired by the crown on the Dutch 10 and 25 cent pieces 1948-1980. The crowned J may well be Juliana. The crowned Gothic T is hard to explain. However, an uncrowned gothic T was/is used by De Telegraaf, a royalist newspaper.

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Re: Another enigmatic countermark a crowned T1 & J
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2017, 11:32:58 PM »
A good suggestion regarding 'De Telegraaf' It is exactly the same letter T.
We are still in the dark about the reasons for such c/m's.

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Re: Another enigmatic countermark a crowned T1 & J
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2017, 11:47:51 PM »
Since they are punched on both sides, they were not for use in a machine. The punches were so that the piece would be recognised by a human, no matter which side was up. The crowns suggest an event. I could imagine e.g. a free newspaper or commemorative magazine against the token on the queen's birthday, where the token would make sure demand would be equal to supply in spite of price.

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