Help w/unknown counterstamp on 1723 Spain 2-reales?

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  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Sorry for the photos. I did the best I could. The coin is well worn with an old crease, but has an intriguing small counterstamp on the obverse (shield) side. This mark is an incuse scalloped rectangle with two unknown characters inside. (Perhaps two letters, or a crowned letter?) It is entirely possible I have the counterstamp sideways or upside-down in the pictures.

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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    The closest I've seen in Google Image searches are some with a crowned G, but no exact match. I'm not up to speed with counterstamps, other than the vague notion that a lot of 18th century Spanish silver that circulated in the Caribbean/West Indies had them.

    Cross-reference: posted the same coin on the Collectors Universe forums.

    Help?
     
  4. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    I'm afraid my chop marked coin book is unavailable for the next few months. I hope you're able to get an answer before then!
     
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  5. haroldchopmark

    haroldchopmark New Member

    Books by F M Rose and C Gullberg and join chop mark news
     
  6. haroldchopmark

    haroldchopmark New Member

    P1000572.JPG P1000572.JPG P1000572.JPG been looking for information on this chop mark e mailed Mr Gullberg in Taiwan he did not know so in my searching I will keep an eye out for your chop mark and if I learn any thing I will let you know . The F M Rose rarity scale last any fractions as rare if I remember right , the list is online if one has the time to look for it . Good luck .
     
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  8. haroldchopmark

    haroldchopmark New Member

    chopmarks.com/rose/rose_rarity_scale.shtm this should give you an idea as to how many of the coin you have are out there . I was told by Mr C Gullberg that no master list of chops are out there . Send him some pics and ask his opinion he can take a minute to get back to you he is an instructor at a university in Taiwan he is Canadian however . .Good luck
     
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  9. chuckylucky5

    chuckylucky5 New Member

    I have this counterstamped coin that I would like more information about, if anyone knows. It stamped on a 1944 Belgium 1 Franc (KM#128). It shows a Germany Eagle holding an encircled swastika, with the letters La at top and M to the left of swastika and A to the right of swastika. It is counterstamped on both sides.
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  10. haroldchopmark

    haroldchopmark New Member

    Best guess the nazi we running low on coin and stamped non German coins ? By 1944 Germany was in ruins and minting coins would not be a high propriety . This is just a guess as I have never seen anything like it .
     
  11. chuckylucky5

    chuckylucky5 New Member

    Thanks for the reply. Yes, I understand it was during the WWII period. The counterstamp had to happen late in the war, since the host coin is dated 1944. I am trying to determine if it is a German Military stamp or a private company?? Perhaps someone who is a counterstamp expert/collector can provide some more information.
     
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