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    1760 King George II

    Dug up a 1760 King George II on Sunday (1/15/17)..I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me! The counter stamp which was a bit of a downer, but I was still thrilled to dig it!











    Last edited by Ken C; 01-17-2017 at 07:33 AM.
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    Very cool find, congrats! What's with the counter stamp? Never seen that before, but then I don't get to dig stuff that old.
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    Thanks! Not sure either. I've been researching trying to find any info on counter stamps and who the person may have been. But no luck so far.
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    That is a wonderful find!

    Counterstamps are somewhat common on older coins. I like them in a way, they add history and provenance to the coin. It looks like your stamp says E. Gibbs. Very cool if you ask me.

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    That is a great find and I personally love that counter stamp! Some counter stamps are a bit crude but that is cool!
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    It looks like the stamp is *E*Gibbs. I did find this

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Gibbs

    But that is a guess at what the E stands for since nothing pulls up with just E Gibbs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    That is a wonderful find!

    Counterstamps are somewhat common on older coins. I like them in a way, they add history and provenance to the coin. It looks like your stamp says E. Gibbs. Very cool if you ask me.

    Thanks! Now that you said E Gibbs it stands out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucknut View Post
    That is a great find and I personally love that counter stamp! Some counter stamps are a bit crude but that is cool!
    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by drenalin11 View Post
    It looks like the stamp is *E*Gibbs. I did find this

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Gibbs

    But that is a guess at what the E stands for since nothing pulls up with just E Gibbs.


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    Thank you so much! It was found in New Jersey so that matches up. It seems this coin was owned by Sir Edward Gibbs, a British Army officer (Lieutenant General) who became Lieutenant Governor of Jersey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken C View Post
    Thank you so much! It was found in New Jersey so that matches up. It seems this coin was owned by Sir Edward Gibbs, a British Army officer (Lieutenant General) who became Lieutenant Governor of Jersey.
    Whoa!!!
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    Great coin Ken , contemporary counter stamps generally make the value of older coins way more sought after by collectors . Congrats !!

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    Awesome find! Not something I can really ever hope to dig here in Wisconsin!

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    Congrats on finding a great piece of history! As others have stated on here, counter stamps are way more collectable than just the plain coin. HH, Dave.
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    No "downer" with that coin. very cool.
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    Great coin and I love the counter stamp! I have never found one detecting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucknut View Post
    Whoa!!!

    Thanks! That's what I thought too! lol


    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    Great coin Ken , contemporary counter stamps generally make the value of older coins way more sought after by collectors . Congrats !!


    Dan

    Thank you Dan!




    Quote Originally Posted by groundhog53946 View Post
    Awesome find! Not something I can really ever hope to dig here in Wisconsin!

    Thank you!




    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyDigger View Post
    Congrats on finding a great piece of history! As others have stated on here, counter stamps are way more collectable than just the plain coin. HH, Dave.

    Thanks Dave!


    Quote Originally Posted by Donnie B View Post
    Great coin and I love the counter stamp! I have never found one detecting.

    Thank you!
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    Grats on the Hibernia. That was the last year of milling, like the KG2. Interesting that many LC weren't counter stamped. Mostly the silver coins were counter stamped. Obvi you now know it's more valuable with the stamp.
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    Nothing wrong with that as it add character to it. Still looking for my 1st counter stamped coin.
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    That counter stamp is one of the coolest I have seen. Congrats on another great coin.
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    I think I'd rather have a counter stamped one.
    You'll find many more without counter stamps. But it might be a while, if ever, before you find another with one.
    Sweet find!!
    Congrats!!
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