On shield nickel. NJ "Asbury Park, N. William Ashmead Circular Stamp. William Ashmead was a Philadelphia silversmith from until the late s. These "Ashmead" and "Phila" stamps are on obverse and reverse of a Large Cent. Avery" on silver two reales. Attributed by Rulau p. The period after "Wm" is at the top, not the normal bottom, which may make attribution a bit easier.
Appears that the two reales has been overstruck by another coin or token die, but it is difficult to tell. Only example on two reales. One of only 5 known. In Jabez L. Baldwin and John B. Jones became partners as clock makers and silversmiths, in Boston. Baldwin died in , the year of this coin. A wonderful opportunity for research. One of only two known on quarters. Roswell Bartholomew - Early American Token! From Roswell Bartholomew was a silversmith partner of James Ward, who also countermarked coins.
From to Bartholomew was a silversmith who also sold real estate, iron and copper goods. An odd stamp, which might have been meant for military items. One of only 3 known on half dollar! A Fine example in the Sept. Small letter one-line punch of "E.
Samuel Bell was born in , moved to Texas in the 's and became highly regarded as a silversmith and jeweler. They were well known in San Antonio see long write up in Brunk. This double countermarked piece has never been sold at auction, and it is illustrated and discussed in both Rulau and Brunk. The first stamp is "A. Henshaw" Bar Punch by a gunsmith and engraver of Newark, NY, who lived close to the other gunsmith who stamped this coin.
In fact, the marks appear to have been applied at the same time! Bennett" and "Lyons" above and below "A. Rulau notes the "A. Treasure Island is a small community in Florida that is located west of St. Petersburg on an island connected to the mainland by the Treasure Island Causeway. One of its hotels is the Bilmar Beach Resort. So this is a Florida countermark that may have been used fifty years ago as the latest known date is Perhaps a FL researcher can discover the reason for its issue!
Less than a dozen known. This interesting countermark also is found on an Cedar Rapids, IA bridge token that is in the style of a Civil War token. Until recently its connection to Iowa was uncertain, but a search of Civil War induction records indicates that two people named "G. Bitzer" enlisted in Muscatine County; one of them apparently stamped this coin years later. Bitzer" on Jamaican farthing. One of only 3 known, all on different coins and tokens.
Bolen, Medalist and Diesinker. The famous Bolen worked from to in Springfield. This restrike was made by a Boston coin dealer in the s or s using two original stamps to 'tease' Maurice Gould, the well known writer on countermarked coins.
Bolen", 12 mm on obv. Some "Boston" countermarks seem to have been intended as city name stamps, while others indicate particular merchants. NY New York City: From to Bostwick was a silversmith in NYC.
Bostwick" script in shaped bar punch, unusual with upper and lower case letters. RARE, one of only 3 known specimens. Bourne - on Large Cent. Bourne" twice or possibly "I. Bouton on Early Half Cent. Around the reverse rim is a highly unusual, serrated circular band mark "A. Bouton Warranted" of the sort that appears on such things as nineteenth century saw blades. One of only 3 known. This is a well known countermark, but its origins have been a mystery. Recently Michael McAllister noticed that the letter style of "Boyd" is identical to the typeface used by "Boyd's Directories" in its publications and advertisements.
Boyd of New York City was well known from the middle to late nineteenth century for publishing city and state directories. Bradley and Alfred H. Smith were manufacturers and importers of brushes in NYC. A possible issuer was James Bramble, an innkeeper in Philadelphia in the census.
A well known countermark that seems to be a trademark. Not a particularly good copy of a Brasher doubloon with "EB" countermark, made in the s or s. Gilt pot metal, about VF. A person of this name was a gunsmith in Rochester c. Until recently the only information that could be located about Cannon was a couple of city directory listings, which noted Charles and Henry Cannon sold groceries at 41 Main from to Starr had a grocery store.
Next to that the Cannon Bros, Bill, Chas. Only half a dozen known, only 3 on half dollars. Capen" bar punch on Cent. Unique Early American Token! Interesting smith mark, needing further research. Hank Thoele searched the relevant Census records, and discovered that a person of this name was listed in the Census in Houston while another was listed in Attleborough, MA.
Two types of marks are known, one with a backwards "N". This has the usual "N" in the name. Clapp - Cast Steel".
This may be a predecessor of today's international ClappDiCo, the 'world's leader in super-abrasive cutlery tools', but its history has not been traced. Clapp - Cast Steel" last letter of 'Steel' off edge ; "E. Lot of 5 Carter Diamond Tool. Neat lot of 5 modern pieces: On Buffalo nickel Good , and on cent, 2 on quarters and dollar Unc. Catley" on Hard Times Token. One of 2 known on HTT. CH 4 Cts on Half Cent. Interesting revaluation of a half cent to 4 cents! Only 7 pieces known. RARE mark of E.
Chapin, jeweler, clock and watch dealer. Appears to be some bar punches and some individual letter punches. Only 6 known from this merchant. Joseph Cheever advertised in the Boston Herald: See Brunk for text from Cheever's advertisement. Chinery was listed in the city directory at 90 William St.
See Rulau page 41, who does not illustrate an example as it is so rare. See Brunk giant photo, p. Clark was listed as a maker of whitelead, etc.