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Billet7
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Been a while since I did one of these threads, I've been working on a counterstamped coin type set (7070) and recently found these coins. I don't know anything about them right now, haven't had the time to do the research, if you know anything about them I'd love to hear it.

But to the point of the thread, post your counterstamped coins if you have any, if you know the history, do tell! Counterstamped coins are history stamped into history...the best!





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Just found out that Chas. Wendell was a jeweler.

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Cool stuff. I don't own any counterstamped coins.

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I am aware, thanks just the same. That's where I got the jeweler research from. I also saw that stacks and HA have each auctioned off one of these same counterstamps.

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No idea of meaning.




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Anyone recognize this stamp? It's one of my favorites:


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Looking at the Dr. G. G. Wilkins counterstamps posted by MWallace reminded me of an interesting Capped Bust half dime counterstamp that I acquired from Maine coin dealer Paul Zebiak (Maritime International). Paul Zebiak, for those who may not know him, always has an interesting and eclectic variety of material at his table, and collectors are well advised to take a few moments to peruse and inquire at his table; you just never know what he may have. While walking the bourse of a Maine coin show in 1996, I inquired of Paul if he might have any interesting half dimes for me to look at. After some thought, Paul replied that he had just one half dime, but posited that I might not be interested, as the coin had "... some damage". As he dug for the coin in his briefcase behind the table, he continued that the coin was counterstamped, and not by just anyone, but by none other than the prolific counterstamper from neighboring New Hampshire, Dr. G. G. Wilkins. I then heard a loud and distinct moan from behind me, and turned to see Frank Van Valen, then of Bowers & Merena of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, standing behind me. He exclaimed that he specialized in Wilkins counterstamps, and searched coin shows all across the country looking for that obscure item. At this show, he was just one person short of acquiring an interesting specimen of his specialty. I know Frank well, and assured him that if the coin was not of interest to me, he would certainly become the proud new owner. Paul produced the half dime, and upon inspection I was stunned to see that it was an example of the 1836 LM-1.2/V5 (R5), with the double cud on the reverse, in addition to being counterstamped by Dr. G. G. Wilkins. This coin had everything going for it, and with all due respect to my friend Frank Van Valen, this coin was not going anywhere - it became impounded in my half dime reference collection as a key and favorite piece. For those who have read "The Strange World of Dr. G. G. Wilkins", by Q. David Bowers, there were no known examples of Capped Bust half dimes that had been counterstamped by Wilkins at the time of publication; this coin remains the only known example of a Wilkins counterstamped Capped Bust half dime. It uses the smaller radius counterstamp punch, as used on Indian Cents and other smaller diameter coins.

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I picked this one up several years ago. Anyone have information on it?

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<< Looking at the Dr. G. G. Wilkins counterstamps posted by MWallace reminded me of an interesting Capped Bust half dime counterstamp.......... >>



WOW!! Would love to see a picture.

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ditto what my friend Mike Wallace says about wanting to see a pic!


Simon,

There is a G. STORER stamp known on a few Large Cents, may be some relation to Albert but beyond that I'm stumped

Completely unfamiliar with KEWIN (might be only part of a name "....KEWIN")

Wendell, as you point out, was a jeweler and it is interesting to note that there is also a known WENDEL & BRO. stamp (spelled with only one 'L' however) CHAS. WENDELL counterstamps usually reside somewhere in the $75 to $100 range when allowed to bring what the market will bear through venues like Ebay. They seem to be slightly more available than their price would indicate (this price support may be helped some by the fact that Rich Hartzog has shown a bias toward Chicago area exonumia pieces, which is where Wendell was based, and Hartzog published the Brunk pricing supplement some years back)

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<< Looking at the Dr. G. G. Wilkins counterstamps posted by MWallace reminded me of an interesting Capped Bust half dime counterstamp that I acquired from Maine coin dealer Paul Zebiak (Maritime International). Paul Zebiak, for those who may not know him, always has an interesting and eclectic variety of material at his table, and collectors are well advised to take a few moments to peruse and inquire at his table; you just never know what he may have. While walking the bourse of a Maine coin show in 1996, I inquired of Paul if he might have any interesting half dimes for me to look at. After some thought, Paul replied that he had just one half dime, but posited that I might not be interested, as the coin had "... some damage". As he dug for the coin in his briefcase behind the table, he continued that the coin was counterstamped, and not by just anyone, but by none other than the prolific counterstamper from neighboring New Hampshire, Dr. G. G. Wilkins. I then heard a loud and distinct moan from behind me, and turned to see Frank Van Valen, then of Bowers & Merena of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, standing behind me. He exclaimed that he specialized in Wilkins counterstamps, and searched coin shows all across the country looking for that obscure item. At this show, he was just one person short of acquiring an interesting specimen of his specialty. I know Frank well, and assured him that if the coin was not of interest to me, he would certainly become the proud new owner. Paul produced the half dime, and upon inspection I was stunned to see that it was an example of the 1836 LM-1.2/V5 (R5), with the double cud on the reverse, in addition to being counterstamped by Dr. G. G. Wilkins. This coin had everything going for it, and with all due respect to my friend Frank Van Valen, this coin was not going anywhere - it became impounded in my half dime reference collection as a key and favorite piece. For those who have read "The Strange World of Dr. G. G. Wilkins", by Q. David Bowers, there were no known examples of Capped Bust half dimes that had been counterstamped by Wilkins at the time of publication; this coin remains the only known example of a Wilkins counterstamped Capped Bust half dime. It uses the smaller radius counterstamp punch, as used on Indian Cents and other smaller diameter coins. >>



MrHalfdime,
is the 1836 h10c LM-1.2 witht he double cud still only a solid R-5?

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One of those G. G. Wilkins counterstamps just sold for moon money on eBay ($539), is this typical of these pieces or was there something special about this particular coin:

"G. G. Wilkins" counterstamped 1844 cent


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I think it's the date on the reverse that makes it worth more Sean. I

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<< Looking at the Dr. G. G. Wilkins counterstamps posted by MWallace reminded me of an interesting Capped Bust half dime counterstamp that I acquired from Maine coin dealer Paul Zebiak (Maritime International). Paul Zebiak, for those who may not know him, always has an interesting and eclectic variety of material at his table, and collectors are well advised to take a few moments to peruse and inquire at his table; you just never know what he may have. While walking the bourse of a Maine coin show in 1996, I inquired of Paul if he might have any interesting half dimes for me to look at. After some thought, Paul replied that he had just one half dime, but posited that I might not be interested, as the coin had "... some damage". As he dug for the coin in his briefcase behind the table, he continued that the coin was counterstamped, and not by just anyone, but by none other than the prolific counterstamper from neighboring New Hampshire, Dr. G. G. Wilkins. I then heard a loud and distinct moan from behind me, and turned to see Frank Van Valen, then of Bowers & Merena of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, standing behind me. He exclaimed that he specialized in Wilkins counterstamps, and searched coin shows all across the country looking for that obscure item. At this show, he was just one person short of acquiring an interesting specimen of his specialty. I know Frank well, and assured him that if the coin was not of interest to me, he would certainly become the proud new owner. Paul produced the half dime, and upon inspection I was stunned to see that it was an example of the 1836 LM-1.2/V5 (R5), with the double cud on the reverse, in addition to being counterstamped by Dr. G. G. Wilkins. This coin had everything going for it, and with all due respect to my friend Frank Van Valen, this coin was not going anywhere - it became impounded in my half dime reference collection as a key and favorite piece. For those who have read "The Strange World of Dr. G. G. Wilkins", by Q. David Bowers, there were no known examples of Capped Bust half dimes that had been counterstamped by Wilkins at the time of publication; this coin remains the only known example of a Wilkins counterstamped Capped Bust half dime. It uses the smaller radius counterstamp punch, as used on Indian Cents and other smaller diameter coins. >>



MrHalfdime,
is the 1836 h10c LM-1.2 witht he double cud still only a solid R-5?
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Astrorat, what is the significance of the "20" counterstamp?

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