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EVERMAN counterstamp on 1853 Arrows dime. Brunk E-247. Very Good

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EVERMAN counterstamp on 1853 Arrows dime. Brunk E-247. Very Good

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A boldly impressed specimen of this scarce Gold Rush counterstamp. This mark is known on an 1852 gold U.S. Assay Office $50 octagonal slug, which soundly places it in the Gold Rush-era West, as $50 slugs did not circulate in the East. However, the long-held attribution of this mark to William Everman, a Kentuckian who mined on the Cosumnes River near Sacramento, has been called into question. Apparently he died in early 1852, which makes him an unlikely candidate to be the EVERMAN in question. While the exact identity of the counterstamper is not yet confirmed, this dime nicely recalls the earliest era of California, where the need for change was so severe that pinches of gold dust and tiny fractional gold coins were used for change for a dollar. Rulau lists the mark as a California token, Rulau Calif-129. The coin itself is well worn, dusky gray, with a short old scratch at the base of the reverse but no other significant marks. If you collect private and territorial gold coins and were looking for a small change companion to the more majestic gold issues, this is an ideal candidate.

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 000099

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A boldly impressed specimen of this scarce Gold Rush counterstamp. This mark is known on an 1852 gold U.S. Assay Office $50 octagonal slug, which soundly places it in the Gold Rush-era West, as $50 slugs did not circulate in the East. However, the long-held attribution of this mark to William Everman, a Kentuckian who mined on the Cosumnes River near Sacramento, has been called into question. Apparently he died in early 1852, which makes him an unlikely candidate to be the EVERMAN in question. While the exact identity of the counterstamper is not yet confirmed, this dime nicely recalls the earliest era of California, where the need for change was so severe that pinches of gold dust and tiny fractional gold coins were used for change for a dollar. Rulau lists the mark as a California token, Rulau Calif-129. The coin itself is well worn, dusky gray, with a short old scratch at the base of the reverse but no other significant marks. If you collect private and territorial gold coins and were looking for a small change companion to the more majestic gold issues, this is an ideal candidate.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 000099

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