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
125.00CAD+ buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 Jul 20 @ 22:25UTC-4 : AST/EDT

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Canadian Countermark - Rouleau countermark on obv. of Rutherford ½ penny, 1841, brass, Br 952 (M.I. 795, Brunk R-551). The Lyman Low sale of June 20, 1906 offered as part of lot 34 a similar, perhaps the same piece. (Marked Impressions).

The Rouleau countermarks have always been avidly collected, and I have described three forms of the stamp in Marked Impressions. The evidence seems to guide us towards Quebec City as their origin. The absence of the mark on Quebec pieces actually tends to support the argument for Quebec in my opinion, as defacements of the local coinage would likely have been a problem.

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