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BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited April 13, 2019 3:56AM in U.S. Coin Forum

1835 Capped Bust Quarter "Houck's Panacea Baltimore" Maryland, Counterstamp, HT-140, Rarity-7.

Most commonly seen on CBH's, but are also known on CBQ's, $1's, and gray/dark side silver which was still circulating at the time.

This was a newly discovered date as none had been known dated beyond 1819 on a capped bust quarter.



1777-PTS Bolivia 2 Reales, Circa 1836 "Houck's Panacea Baltimore" Maryland, Counterstamp, HT-143, Rarity-7

Houck counter stamped coinage received as payment for his bottles of Panecea for advertising purposes which proves how long foreign silver circulated in the USA.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It was a good idea for advertising.... coins would move through many hands... and likely were paid greater attention in those times. Cheers, RickO

  • TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Houcks are my favorite.

    Someday I'll find one that isn't overpriced.


    BHNC #203


  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,735 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 13, 2019 4:07PM

    I was tempted by this Yankee Robinson circus ticket on a 1853 Liberty Seated Half Dollar.

    It sold for US $279.99 for on 26 bids from 12 bidders.

    Here's some info:

    Today [May 2, 2014] is the birthday of Fayette Lodawick “Yankee” Robinson (1818-1884). Originally from Livingston County, NY, Robinson had been a shoemaker before joining June & Turner’s Circus in 1846, He learned his trade there and with Lennox’s Floating Circus prior to founding his own show in 1854. He is said to have been one of the first circus managers to have living accommodations for his performers as part of his traveling unit, as opposed to putting them up in hotels.

  • Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 11,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interesting, I like it !!! :)

  • illini420illini420 Posts: 11,466 ✭✭✭✭✭

    someone with the initials "EB" counterstamped this one maybe...


  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,735 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 14, 2019 8:22AM

    @illini420 said:
    someone with the initials "EB" counterstamped this one maybe...

    That's a nice one. Ron Landis does great work.

    I have one from that issue, but entirely counterstamped on a coin, so a counterstamp on counterstamp. This is unique.

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,229 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love all those posted. Someday I hope to own some of these. They have gotten very expensive, though.

    Here is a recent purchase, a coin from Gregory Brunk's own collection:

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  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,735 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 14, 2019 4:00PM

    @DNADave said:
    I haven’t shown this one in a while. It’s a prototype trial design of Mel Wacks’ Camp David Peace Summit counterstamp. (The devices are incuse on this design.
    It’s double struck, the first strike being very light. I think a nickel was used on the other side to adjust the spacing before the second strike.
    What do you think?

    I think it's awesome. I'm a big fan of the minting process and die trials because they give us insight into how these pieces are really produced. It looks great.

    @DNADave said:
    I started collecting these when they could be had for $35.00, and quit when they got up to $60

    Nice collection. I wonder if they started going up because of your hoard ;)

  • TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A lot of pictures are not showing


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  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,257 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love the nickel "undertype!" Cannot recall ever seeing one like that.

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,229 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A recent purchase from Steve Hayden on ebay - a BOYD counterstamp on a Seated Liberty quarter.

    I don't know anything about the issuer but I've seen them around.

  • jayPemjayPem Posts: 3,864 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Puerto Rico... scarce.

  • privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,001 ✭✭✭✭✭

    33? Hmmm.... :D

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,229 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @privatecoin said:
    33? Hmmm.... :D

    Rolling Rock.

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,735 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One can argue that this entire issue is counterstamped, but this one has an extra "J.O" on it :)

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