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Started by FosseWay, September 29, 2022, 08:01:57 AM
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Quote from: brandm24 on September 28, 2022, 10:54:17 PMGreat information, guys. This coin was in a small lot of other political counterstamps...UVF on an Irish coin, RATHER NOT on an English 2p, and this one.
Quote from: FosseWay on September 29, 2022, 11:29:52 AMThe host coin does still circulate. It could be Brexit-related, though there is no lustre visible in the depths of the punch marks, and any Brexit-related stamp must have been made in the last 6 years.On the other hand, it can't be related to the first EU/EEC referendum, as the coin is from 1977 and that referendum took place in 1975.It seems a bit vague to be a Troubles-related piece - don't they usually say what they mean in forthright, if abbreviated, terms?It could be Scottish independence-related - there've been two referendums on that in this coin's lifetime.
Quote from: FosseWay on September 30, 2022, 01:28:17 PMIt's a halfpenny
Quote from: Figleaf on September 30, 2022, 02:25:42 PMIf you think that the host coin or token is in the name of William III, that's probably on the strength of the ribbon and the round letter underneath that might indeed once have been a G. Or an O. Or even a Q. Unfortunately, the next letter, which should have been a V if it had been Willemite, is no longer recognisable. If you press me, I'll squeak that William III is indeed the most likely option. I think you were right to buy the coin, though. It was counterstamped with an escutcheon with I•R monogram above a thistle, which is quite likely to refer to James Stuart, the old pretender (Iacobvs Rex Scotorvm). That is all the more fun since it was found on the banks of the Thames, not somewhere in the North. I wonder if it was found near the Tower.Peter
Quote from: brandm24 on September 30, 2022, 04:32:28 PMNot sure where the Tower is in relation to Blackfriars but it's on the same side of the Thames