In the "what the cluck is this?" department,
Gene Brandenburg writes:
I recently came across an unusual piece - a rather common circa 1850 N.Y. merchant token with a chicken counterstamp.
I ran this past Dave Schenkman and he told me that he had seen chicken counterstamps on old tokens before but he did not know the reason or origin. I tried to "egg" him on further but he felt I was running "afowl" of his patience so I backed off. Any cooped up E-Sylum savants out there have any knowledge or ideas on this countermark? Only a thought, this would be a wonderful addition to an advanced barnyard collection that included say...a goat tag. I could bring this to the next Nummis Nova dinner but any media attention would probably mean SRO (standing room only) and crowd control would be advised.
I'm not sure if that's a chicken, rooster or something else. But I don't think I've seen a stamp like this before. Any ideas? Thanks.
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