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Offline Henk

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Countermarked George VI Penny
« on: April 22, 2019, 03:52:40 PM »
I have this George VI, 1937 Penny, counterstamped on the obverse with C F S. Maybe just some initials or an abbreviation for something. I will be interested in your opinion!

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Re: Countermarked George VI Penny
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2019, 11:29:33 PM »
Probably just initials, Henk. I can't come up with any meaning, but maybe someone else can.

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Re: Countermarked George VI Penny
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2019, 08:44:22 AM »
A date of 1937 means there's a chance it is connected to the second world war. Love tokens had been out of fashion for many decades. The letters are deep struck, professionally made but aligned by hand.

Pure conjecture with the few facts available, I would say the counterpuncher was someone who went through the first world war (think of sergeant Wilson from dad's army) and thought it wise to take precautions at work. Maybe the S stands for school and our counterpuncher was a teacher at a technical school who was afraid there would be a shortage of coins?

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