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    Houck's Panacea Counterstamped 1831 Bust Half, HT-141, VF35

    (1836) Counterstamped 1831 Bust Half Dollar, VF35 NGC. HT-141, Brunk H-799. "Houck's Panacea Baltimore, Md" Frederick, Maryland, native Dr. Jacob Houck used whatever coins were handy to promote his panacea, likely during the 1836-37 Hard Times period. A similar piece in VF20 brought over $1,000 in our September 2006 sale (lot 6631). The grading services seem to grade the coin rather than the counterstamp; we grade the stamp as an Extremely Fine, with all letters readable.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 661070)


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

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2007
    27th-28th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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