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    (1811-15) Planters Bank Countermark
    Fair Host, VF Countermarks

    (1811-15) Planters Bank Countermark, Fair host coin, VF countermarks. HT-124. See Brunk-67. This is a second example of the Planters Bank countermark applied to a well-worn, cut 8 reales piece. The P.B. countermark is classified as a Hard Times token (HT-124), but it is more accurately an early American piece from the 1811 to 1815 period. The Brunk reference identifies several die varieties used by Planters Bank a means of "regulating" cut coinage in local circulation. This example has an especially well-struck P.B. countermark on the obverse, while the NOUVELLE ORLEANS / eagle reverse mark is less deeply applied and more worn. The eagle's head is under V of NOUVELLE to identify the variety.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 25
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