1824 Capped Bust Half. Known Brunk Counterstamp?

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  1. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    I can't find the info online, and don't have the book. Does anyone know if this is a known countermark? Thanks!
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  3. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Sweet 24 double profile
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Nice Bust! I like counterstamps but I really don't know much about them.
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  7. Penna_Boy

    Penna_Boy Just a nobody from the past

    A very interesting piece. Especially with the date.
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  8. louis a bencze

    louis a bencze Active Member

    In the Brunk book on page 385, I see a known example of an 1852 large cent from J.C.Gibbs. But in Russell Rulau's book US Tokens 1700-1900, there is a listing for J.Gibbs a manufacturer from Belleville, NJ on an 1841 Hard Times token. 20200530_072350[4447].jpg 20200530_072443[4446].jpg
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  9. harley bissell

    harley bissell Well-Known Member

    In my opinion this is a souvenir or a love token. Given the difference in dates I don't think it is a love token. I don't believe that it
    was a merchant counterstamp. That said it
    is a nice bust coin with an interesting feature. That may be a selling point to some folks. The folks who don't like it would not like any counter stamped coin.
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  10. BRandM

    BRandM Counterstamp Collector

    There's no J. Gibbs that would fit the time period (1897). The Belleville, NJ maker is far too early, but it's possible he could be related. No way to tell that for sure. It's unfortunate that Gibbs is such a common surname. It makes it almost impossible to identify the issuer.

    A very nice coin though.

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  11. louis a bencze

    louis a bencze Active Member

    Just curious, Is it not possible or likely rather, that coins already in circulation are more apt to be counterstruck than newly minted coins? I would think a merchant is counterstamping coins he pulls out of his till rather than trying to acquire new coins for him to mark. I suppose it could go either way.
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Not sure nowadays but the counterstamp coins I like are older and so are the counterstamps.
  13. louis a bencze

    louis a bencze Active Member

    I agree, I'm working on a type coin set of counterstamps. I have quite a few, but my collecting budget doesn't allow for everything. I have to pick and choose what interests me most at the time. I love it when I find the same counterstamp on different denominations.
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  14. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That is always a nice find.
  15. BRandM

    BRandM Counterstamp Collector

    Most older counterstamps were struck on circulating coins, but not always. Most issues struck today...more than you think...are on new or near new coins. Here's an example, louis.

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  16. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    It is (or was) a nice O-104 R2 :)
  17. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    It could be Jethro Gibbs from NCIS.
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  18. BRandM

    BRandM Counterstamp Collector

    I didn't realize Jethro was old, Frank.

  19. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Hey, he has been on this show for 15 years.

    so, yup, he is old.
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