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Counterstamp from British West Indies?

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Hello all! I usually stay in the U.S. forum, as it's more my comfort zone.


However, I just came across an Anchor 1/4 from the British West Indies. I haven't seen many of these pieces, but this one has a stamp on the obverse. It's not the regular badly punched initials, it's very neatly punched "S.S.W." across the center of the obverse.


I'll get a pic up in the next day or two - any thoughts?

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The coin is definitely good. The stamp just looks a little too nice to be a random person with the initials S.S.W. hm






Any help from the Counterstamp crew?

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I figured it was a Merchant or Bank stamp, since it's not listed in Krause or Bruce.


I wish the counterstamp book was a little more complete, as it's difficult to search by initials alone on google! :(


Thanks for the input!

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