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COUNTERSTAMPED COINS, Lloyds Weekly Newspapers, different countermarks on 1797 cartwheel pennies (3); another 'EH' both sides on 1797 penny; 'Barnes' on 1884 halfpenny; Royal Army Medical Corps engraving of snake etc., on 1884 penny; shilling of 1889-1893 with stamp of 10839 RG A on obverse and Lleweyle Bond with fancy surround engraved on the reverse; the last two both are examples of Boer War trench art; JB 1811 on Ireland farthing 1806, 'Mitchell Saw Maker Brighton' on French 1862A ten centimes and UVF on Eire 1954 florin. Counterstamps very good - very fine, host coins poor - very fine. (9)
The JB 1811 countermark issue is noted by Brunk and probably issued c.1830. M. Dolly in 1973 believed the issue to be English rather than Irish although all known examples (a hoard of 209 was found some years ago) are on Irish farthings which were demonetized in 1826. 1811 probably refers to the foundation date of the firm that issued them. The Lloyd penny Sunday times issues were issued before 1850 as an advertising medium, but it is reported that they paid their employees half their wages in these tokens. A law was passed in 1853 preventing the defacing of regal coinage and put an end to this series. Mitchell was H.E. Mitchell of 4 North Road Brighton, and operated in Brighton from 1872 to 1899.
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COUNTERSTAMPED COINS, Lloyds Weekly Newspapers, different countermarks on 1797 cartwheel pennies (3); another 'EH' both ...