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completed Counterstamped George IIII Crown 1821 – Interesting Historical Piece! – £40 Posted – UK 🇬🇧


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🇬🇧🪙 For sale here is an interesting King George IIII crown dated 1821 and counterstamped 'GS'! 🪙🇬🇧

There are many reasons as to why coins like this were counterstamped (or countermarked) such as a changeover to a new currency system, the assertion of monetary power over the currency by a new government or institution, or even as a means of testing and subsequently affirming the purity and authenticity of the metal used in the coin. Wikipedia provides a fairly brief summary of the many reasons coins were counterstamped and is somewhat interesting to read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countermark

The 'GS' counterstamp on this 200 year old George IIII crown is, as of yet, unverified, but is nevertheless a contemporary counterstamp which would have been applied to the coin in or around its time of circulation. Its certainly an interesting little addition to this otherwise already historically important crown!

This crown is comprised of 28.28 g of .925 silver and has a current melt value of £15.32. Feel free to check the Numista page for this coin: https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces13181.html

Sale price is £40 including Royal Mail postage to mainland UK.

Payment via bank transfer is preferred but PayPal friends and family will also be accepted.

Comment here or PM me to pick this wonderful chunk of historical silver up for yourself today! 🤠

Thank you! 👍🏻

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