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    Really Cool Counterstamped 1814 Silver!!

    So yesterday i was at a late 1800s house with my friend..towards the end of the hunt i pulled out what i initially thought was a token of some sort. The front has an advertisement stamped in it...JAS S. BRADLEY/FINE PICTURES AND MIRRORS/GILDER AND FRAMEMAKER/154 Wm St. NY/CHEAPEST IN THE CITY....then i look at the coin a little closer and realize it's stamped on a 1814 silver 2 reales!! I guess mr. Bradley was known for stamping advertisements on old silver. I personally think it's one of the cooler finds i've made!

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    Local history mixed with cross Atlantic silver - gotta love it.

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    Man that's gotta be the coolest find I have seen in a while.
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    Can't wait to get back there.

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    Awesome banner find Grasshopper ! Congrats !....please don't eat it.

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    Nice save. I'll put my banner vote in too. This 2 real had the same counter stamp and realized $977 at Stacks.
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    That gets my banner vote. That is one you will remember for the rest of your life. Way COOL.

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    Great find! Gregory Brunk's book, Merchant and Privately Countermarked Coins, lists numerous counterstamps from Bradley, but none with this particular configuration. The closest I see has the "Cheapest in the City" stamp below "Fine Pictures" and above his name and address. With your permission, I'll forward the pics to Brunk.
    John in the Great 208

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    That is sooo cool! BANNER!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by idahotokens
    Great find! Gregory Brunk's book, Merchant and Privately Countermarked Coins, lists numerous counterstamps from Bradley, but none with this particular configuration. The closest I see has the "Cheapest in the City" stamp below "Fine Pictures" and above his name and address. With your permission, I'll forward the pics to Brunk.
    John in the Great 208
    I'd love that! Let me know what he says. Thanks!

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    Incredible find!!

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    That sir is an awesome piece. Congrats!

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    CAN YOU DIG IT ! yes I can

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    wow thats cool !

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    Really, really a great find. I voted banner too. Good luck

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    That is one cool find! Way to go!

 

 
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