Canadian Countermark

Currency:CAD Category:Coins & Paper Money / World Coins - Canada Start Price:50.00 CAD Estimated At:100.00 - 150.00 CAD
Canadian Countermark
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This item SOLD at 2016 Jul 20 @ 22:23UTC-4 : AST/EDT

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Canadian Countermark - Robinson’s Carriage Works countermark on obv. of Canada Victoria cent, 1884 (M.I. 784, Brunk R-396).

Robinson’s Carriage Works of Kingston was operated by George W. Robinson, born in 1851 according to the Federal Census of 1881, wherein he was referred to as F.W. Robinson. According to Russell Rulau in United States trade tokens 1866-1889, second ed., Iola, 1988, the business ran from 1881 to 1894 from 233-235 Princess Street, Kingston. According to Dr. Brunk in his soon to be published second edition, Robinson appears to have died around 1894. The mark is rarely seen over anything but Canada cents of 1884, though Brunk noted an example over a Canada cent of 1881, as well as an even more unusual specimen marked on a 1797 cartwheel penny. The 1859 cent catalogued above is another case of an atypical undertype. (Marked Impressions).

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