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« on: December 09, 2018, 07:13:34 PM »

Found this fairly unexciting coin today, except for the fact it has the initials JH stamped onto it. Iíve never come across this with any of my coins before. Does anyone have any idea why it would have been stamped like this?


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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2018, 07:43:53 PM »

I have had a few similar including worn silver.
I can only assume when gone past there usefulness as a coin might have been stamped to use as a local token but thats just a guess.
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2018, 12:07:09 AM »

I've seen one or two that have probably been used as a dog tag - one I found was in a field used by the locals to walk their dogs. Sometimes I think that it's that someone got a punch set for Christmas and was trying it out Smiley

Some were used for advertising tokens - Lloyds Weekly Newspaper and 'Razors' seem to be the most common ones.
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2018, 08:56:30 AM »

Marked money, to help catch a thief?Huh
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2018, 11:51:07 AM »

Seems to be fairly common practice have found several along the M4 Corridor...
Even have a counterstamped viccy sixpence.


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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2018, 06:27:36 PM »

Thanks for the comments guys. Some interesting thoughts  Smiley

Iíve found A French Peals soap stamped advertising coin before but thought it was illegal to stamp/deface British coinage.
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2018, 07:39:49 PM »

I've found quite a few with initials like this. Weren't all the Georgian and early Victorian coins demonetised in 1860 ? Could explain why any not cashed in were used like this, gaming counters ?
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2018, 06:18:58 AM »

1860 Huh  Huh
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