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Offline coffeyce

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Unusual Modern C/S on 50 Pence Peice
« on: July 31, 2010, 06:53:56 PM »
Here is a 50 pence piece I found with a cool Mason C/S on it. Never had seen anything like this. Found this in a 50 pound world coin lot I bought last year.

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Re: Unusual Modern C/S on 50 Pence Peice
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2010, 08:19:49 PM »
Not aware of any countermarked UK decimal coins excpet those done for propaganda in Northern Ireland.
I don't recognise the logo however.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: Unusual Modern C/S on 50 Pence Peice
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2010, 10:37:29 PM »
The freemason symbol. I'll leave it to you to find out what the A and the G stand for :D

I agree with andyg that this looks like a private countermark. The punch seems well done, though.

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Re: Unusual Modern C/S on 50 Pence Peice
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2010, 10:45:39 PM »

I agree with andyg that this looks like a private countermark. The punch seems well done, though.


I'd argue that all countermarked UK decimal coins are countermarked privately, it being an offence to do so!
As this is the only coin I've seen with this stamp on, I don't think they were mass produced or done for any real purpose.....
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Re: Unusual Modern C/S on 50 Pence Peice
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2021, 10:34:26 PM »
Masonic stamps of many types are common on US coins, both modern and past issues. Here it's not illegal to do so. I rarely see these stamps on UK coins for good reason.

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Re: Unusual Modern C/S on 50 Pence Peice
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2021, 12:34:16 PM »
My guess is that this coin was c/marked recently for profit. Quite a few surfaced last year, all on demonetised coin.

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Re: Unusual Modern C/S on 50 Pence Peice
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2021, 12:35:09 PM »
1967 penny