Countermarked library seated dimes

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  1. Semi

    Semi Member

    I have two library seated dimes and I'm have a hard tine finding any information. If anyone has knowledge with countermarked coins and knows of these mark or can point me towards resources so I can research
    I would appreciate it very much . Thanks in advance
     

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  3. thomas mozzillo

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  4. Semi

    Semi Member

    Thanks.... I googled it a while ago, but I'll check it out again
     
  5. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

  6. Semi

    Semi Member

    Okay thanks
     
  7. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    BTW...Liberty, not Library.
     
  8. Semi

    Semi Member

    Yes it is ....and that was brought to you currency of auto correct
     
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  9. Semi

    Semi Member

    Lol .....
    I'll have to stay proof reading
     
  10. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    It's a losing battle. :)
     
  11. Semi

    Semi Member

    Lol yes it is !
     
  12. BRandM

    BRandM Counterstamp Collector

    Wonder if you could clarify the initials. It's hard to make the first one out, but is it an "H"? I'm reading "H. B. Ward" but could be mistaken. Thanks.

    Bruce
     
  13. Semi

    Semi Member

    Yes it an H . H.B. WARD .thank you....
     
  14. BRandM

    BRandM Counterstamp Collector

    Thanks, Semi. I wanted to check and make sure I was barking up the right tree. lol!

    H.B. (Henry Beebe) Ward was a pewterer in Wallingford, CT. At some point he may have worked in Guilford. His father, Jeremiah, was also a pewter and likely the source of his education.

    I found very little on the man except that he was was born in 1838 in Wallingford... couldn't find date of death. His mother was Cornelia Ann Hamlin who married Jeremiah in 1832. Henry appears in the 1870 U.S. Federal Census and is listed as a maker of brittaniaware. I found no record of him marrying or having children, but he very well may have.

    Apparently, there are examples of his products that appear at auction, but a cursory search didn't turn any up. Comparing his maker mark with his counterstamp would be proof of a match. Fortunately, I came across a poor picture of an 1876 Seated Quarter with his stamp struck on it. It looks to be a match to yours. The spacing of the letters in "Ward" show gaps a bit wider than usual. Yours seems to have the same characteristic.

    Ward counterstamps are known on at least 11 coins ranging from large cents to seated quarters. There's also one that is in italics...somewhat unusual.

    I think this attribution is solid, Semi. If you want to research a bit more, I'm sure more details of his life and work will show up. Thanks for showing us your coin.

    Bruce
     
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  15. Semi

    Semi Member

    Thanks alot Bruce. I really appreciate this ! I will definitely do some digging of my own now that you have given me a great start.

    Semi
     
  16. BRandM

    BRandM Counterstamp Collector

    My pleasure

    Bruce
     
  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Ya gotta watch that auto correct. It's a killer sometimes. Had me wondering what a library coin was.
     
  18. Semi

    Semi Member

    Lol at least I got you thinking ! well the auto spell/correct did anyway.
     
  19. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    For sure
     
  20. BRandM

    BRandM Counterstamp Collector

    I don't use it because it can embarrass you if you're not careful. Besides, I can speele pretty good. :eek:

    Bruce
     
  21. Semi

    Semi Member

    Thankfully I dont embrace. I am not very good at speller. I thank my wonderful NYC education lol
     
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