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    A. Henshaw Counterstamp, HT-B218
    Rulau Plate Coin, Only Known Example

    Likely Unique Newark, New Jersey, A. Henshaw Counterstamp. (1837) Brunk B-560, HT-B218. A. Henshaw counterstamp on a 1789 Mexican two reales coin. This counterstamp was the Rulau plate coin. Henshaw was a Hard Times-era (1830-1836) gunsmith and engraver. The token also has the counterstamp of O. (Orra) Bennett, a Lyons, New York, gunsmith and more than likely a friend of Henshaw. The token was listed as lot 149 in the Rich Hartzog 2006 sale of the collection of Gregory Brunk, where it was described as a UNIQUE gunsmith Hard Times token.
    Ex: Gregory Brunk; Maurice Gould; Ralph Goldstone; Doc Carberry.

    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
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