Mel Wacks Counterstamp Question - Freedom Dollar
The spontaneous issue celebrated the surprise release of the 52 U.S. hostages by Iran. Sixty-six Americans had been taken captive when Iranian militants seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979, including three who were at the Iranian Foreign Ministry. Six Americans escaped, 13 were released on November 19 and 20, 1979, and one was released on July 11, 1980. At least 125 pieces (of the 444 authorized) Proof 1971 Eisenhower Silver Dollars were counterstamped “FREEDOM FOR THE 52 AMERICAN HOSTAGES JANUARY 20, 1981” along with a ribbon around an oak tree and “© WACKS.” During the Iran hostage crisis, the yellow ribbon was used as a symbol of support for the hostages held at the U.S. embassy in Tehran. This symbolism began in December 1979, when Penelope Laingen, wife of the most senior foreign service officer being held hostage, tied a yellow ribbon around a tree on the lawn of her Maryland home, likely inspired by the hit song "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree."
Does this mean that only 125 had the wording “FREEDOM FOR THE 52 AMERICAN HOSTAGES JANUARY 20, 1981” and the remaining pieces did not?
Or there were only 125 pieces counter stamped all together?
Sometimes I think that animals are smarter than humans, animals would never allow the dumbest one to lead the pack