Chopmark experts - Chop on GB 1821 Crown

Would appreciate and scarcity / value advice on the imaged coin. I can find no trace of another chopped GB crown of this era!

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  • ajaanajaan Posts: 15,382 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very interesting Mark. I can't recall seeing a chopmarked George IV crown either.


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  • TwoKopeikiTwoKopeiki Posts: 7,561 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Could it be an upside-down Roman numeral V?

  • ajaanajaan Posts: 15,382 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TwoKopeiki said:
    Could it be an upside-down Roman numeral V?

    I think Roman is correct.


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  • ElmhurstElmhurst Posts: 546 ✭✭✭

    I don't think it's a chop mark. Someone just stamped it for some reason.

  • BillDugan1959BillDugan1959 Posts: 2,669 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Elmhurst said:
    I don't think it's a chop mark. Someone just stamped it for some reason.

    Totally agree. Much ado about very little.

    I would have thought a Greek letter before Chinese, but even that is doubtful.

  • ChopmarkedTradesChopmarkedTrades Posts: 114 ✭✭✭

    Agree with the above. Punches with generic designs on types that are seldom found with genuine chops must be assumed to have been applied domestically.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 2,408 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Excellent deduction Watson. The die bandit has struck again!

  • lordmarcovanlordmarcovan Posts: 41,201 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TwoKopeiki said:
    Could it be an upside-down Roman numeral V?

    @ajaan said:

    @TwoKopeiki said:
    Could it be an upside-down Roman numeral V?

    I think Roman is correct.

    +2. I think that's what it is.

  • OriginalDanOriginalDan Posts: 3,058 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Neat, a chopmark thread not started by me! :D

    For this type of coin, we don’t really know where the mark is from so we have to guess. It’s possible the mark was applied in China, but it doesn’t resemble a Chinese character or symbol seen alongside more familiar marks of Chinese origin, so I personally wouldn’t add it to my Chinese chopmark collection. That would seem like wishful thinking.

    I’ve never seen this type with what I consider a legitimate Chinese chopmark, but hope to find one someday.

  • mnemtsas2mnemtsas2 Posts: 737 ✭✭✭
    edited June 13, 2019 3:50PM

    Thanks all, much appreciated :)

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