Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by RFC, Jul 16, 2019.
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D'oh. My bad.
Those can still be found on eBay. A long-running gimmick.
These counterstamps were created by a retired employee of the Philly Mint.
Oh, so all 50 are possible. A hobby of yours purrhaps?
No! It's just that this topic comes up a lot. So, when someone posted this image of the state counterstamps, I saved it for times just like this.
Never could tell them apart w/o a scorecard. Something about funny hats and hospitals IIRC.
Welcome to CT.
It'll be fun to guess which stamp belongs to which State.
No guessing necessary if you know the shape of each state when it is backwards. The only two that might be a toss-up would be Wyoming and Colorado unless you are smart enough to know that...…...
Aw, shucks! I'll let you figure that out.
In the picture it's easy because they are in alphabetical order. On a cent it would be harder, but it appears the stamps are precise enough to tell with careful measurement. The length of the southern border divided by the length of the northern border for the two states is greater for Wyoming than for Colorado because the eastern and western borders are drawn along the lines of longitude (meridians), which come closer together as they approach the poles.
Separate names with a comma.