Post Your Coins With Privy Marks

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  1. green18

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    in between the claws on the right side claw.
  4. expat

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    I don't have one but looking forward to see what is posted.
    It is an interesting subject because privy marks were originally a small mark or differentiation in the design of a coin for the purpose of identifying the mint, moneyer, some other aspect of the coin's origin, or to prevent counterfeits. One of the first instances of a privy mark used as a counterfeit measure was during the 17th century in a plan proposed by Sir Edward Ford to mint farthings, three farthings and a halfpence.
    In modern times, the privy mark is used as a design and marketing feature to commemorate a special event or signify that the coin is part of a set. It is still sometimes used to signify the location or origin of where the coin was minted.
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  5. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    C'mon youse guys. I know you Canadian and Aussie collectors have a ton of dees thingos. :)
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    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

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  9. Mr.MonkeySwag96

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    Some of the earliest privy marks are on Greco-Roman coinage. Privy marks are known as “control marks” in the context of ancient numismatics.

    On my silver denarius, a privy/control mark is seen on the obverse behind the goddess’s bust. Another privy/control mark is seen on the reverse (a bird).


    L. Roscius Fabatus AR Serrate Denarius. Rome, 64 BC. Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat-skin headdress; control mark behind, L•ROSCI below Female standing right facing serpent; control symbol 106 in left field, FABATI in exergue.
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  10. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    You folks rock. :)

    Keep 'em coming guys.
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  16. alurid

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    Canada 1947 - Maple leaf variety.
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    RCM logo on obverse.
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  19. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    Thanks for showing us your nice coins. I have so many with privy marks, I think I'll just look at yours. Again, Thank you.
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