Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by C-B-D, Dec 6, 2019.
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AUBURN is listed
Bookmarked - Thank you,
This looks to be a possible silversmith stamp. I'll check it out and get back to you.
In my search I came across an early clockmaker and silversmith from Auburn named Asa Munger. He did business as Munger & Benedict (Theodius Benedict) from 1818 to 1820 with a different partner from 1825 to 1833. Since he practiced during those early years all the known specimens would fit nicely into that period.
Even more interesting was the fact that in addition to his name stamp he sometimes used an Auburn stamp very much like yours. I saw an image of one, but it was so small and indistinct that I couldn't match it to yours. This is a possibility but not a sure bet, C-B-D.
A nice counterstamp nevertheless. BTW, can you make out the engraving the stamp is struck ove?. It could possibly give a clue to identity of the issuer.
I saw where there was one stamp that was "AUBURN" And another that had a period at the end, so, "AUBURN." Two different stamps?
This is a list of hallmarks, makers mark and other related info may be of some help
I'm just seeing the one stamp, C-B-D. The "Auburn" with a period. I was interested in the engraved (?) letters or initials also present on the coin. The one letter is a fancy "V" but I can't make out anything else clearly. Can you decipher them?
Thanks for the link, Circus. I didn't see anything there either.
From guide to makers of American wooden planes volume 3.
I hadn't thought of toolmakers, Mainebill. I like the Dunham & McMaster mark that has the Auburn stamp with a period after it...a little unusual ending a stamp with a period.
Do you know when these toolmakers were in business? Since all the known examples are on very early Large Cents, the issuer was probably in business early in the century. Dating the toolmaker's activity might point more strongly toward them. A slight difference in the styles are the edge of the depressions...serrated for the D & M stamp and straight for C-B-D 's example. It may not be significant though.
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