Canadian Countermark

Currency:CAD Category:Coins & Paper Money / World Coins - Canada Start Price:75.00 CAD Estimated At:150.00 - 200.00 CAD
Canadian Countermark
75.00CAD+ buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 Jul 20 @ 22:19UTC-4 : AST/EDT

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Canadian Countermark - A. RITC(HIE?) countermarks: On rev. of “Tiffin” copper counterfeit ½ penny, 1812, Br 960, C. 24? (M.I. 484, Brunk R-308); on rev. of “Tiffin” brass counterfeit ½ penny, 1812, Br 961 (Brunk R-337). 2 Pcs.

When this solitary specimen was examined, I concluded that the crude mark represented an individual with the odd name of A. Hiick. I showed the piece to Chris Faulkner, who, as happy coincidences would have it, has a similar one with a better strike, and the mark can clearly be seen to be A. Ritch(ie?). This may be the mark of Alexander Ritchie, a founder, located in Lovell’s Montreal Directory for 1868-69, published by John Lovell. (Marked Impressions).

Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.