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1699 Swedish 5-Ore countermark

Started by brandm24, October 02, 2021, 07:06:35 PM

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I recently came across this interesting coin with a countermark I can't identify. It looks like it may be an official mark but I'm only guessing. Your thoughts are very much appreciated.

Always Faithful


Not very informative, therefore intriguing.

Possibly the same punch, used twice, making it LL?
Or rather a gothic A?
My least likely (but fun) guess: an heraldic ermine symbol. Used on the arms of Brittany (see picture), the coins of the duchy of Brittanny and as mintmarks or essayers marks on Spanish coins in many variants.

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


I don't think it's a double L as the foot is slightly different on each side. I still haven't come up with any ideas. ???

Always Faithful