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    1817 Large Cent With "PHILAD" Counter Stapmp

    Hi all! I'm new to this forum -- I posted on the main board for the site and was referred here! So yesterday I got permission to hunt at the stable that is right off MLK Parkway. There was a little cottage that is there too. I found my second Large Cent! Woo HOO! My first is from 1850 and this one 1817 so beat my age record! What's also COOL is that it is counter stamped with "PHILAD". Does anyone know who may have stamped that? These coins were minted in Philly, but a counter stamp of PHILAD seems redundant LOL

    Here are some pics! Also, I haven't cleaned it. I don't think I should yet, right?

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    1817 Large Cent with PHILAD stamped on it - Album on Imgur
    Last edited by jeff of pa; Jul 31, 2016 at 08:33 AM. Reason: Duplicate - redirected...

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    Nice Find !

    I wouldn't clean it.
    It could be a Hundred dollar Find.

    unfortunately Narrowing Merchant Stamps down is Very Hard.
    unless they have a Clear name & address.

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    Pennsylvania. Philadelphia. PHILADA five times vertically on obverse of an 1805 Draped Bust cent. Brunk P-440 (type). Rulau-Unlisted.
    Host coin AG. Brunk suggests that numerous merchants may have used this or similar counterstamps; there are PHILA. and PHILAD versions known as well.


    Last edited by jeff of pa; Jul 31, 2016 at 08:34 AM.



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