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Hi, I would appreciate any information about the counterstamps on this old coin. Thank you in advance, Sigi


By sigistenz


I think I saw something similar, but can not recall it as of now.

Recently I re-read Uzdenikov's article on counterstamps (it was in the new Uzdenikov's book I just received).

Well, as no surprise it is just damage to the coins.

There are two famous counterstamps - Hutten-Czapski and Lysenko.

Uzdenikov's thoughts were that Hutten-Czapski's mark is definitely a damage to the coins, but Lysenko's mark had an excuse for existing - he could not hold on to his collection during the was with Napoleon, so he marked his coins in hope to be able to find them after the war.

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