Canadian Countermark

Currency:CAD Category:Coins & Paper Money / World Coins - Canada Start Price:100.00 CAD Estimated At:200.00 - 250.00 CAD
Canadian Countermark

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Canadian Countermark - Rouleau countermark on obv. of U.S. Hard Times token, 1837, Low 39. (Brunk R-551).

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.