||English penny, 1854. This is an early example of a Nationalist political counterstamp. Thought the coin is dated 1854, I feel that the stamp was added a number of years later. The slogans are crudely applied with an edge tool of some kind, perhaps a narrow-bladed chisel. The top and bottom arms of the E's are finished with small diamond-shaped figures. An attempt at some artistic flair perhaps. The seller was in the process of disposing of her husband's collection and didn't know much of the history behind the coin. She knew he had it for at least 10 years as he hadn't expanded his holdings for that long due to ill-health. Purchased from Emily Harper / Londonderry, Co. Londonderry, N. Ireland. (Fb. 22, 2019) ($6).