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(AMPERSAND) // O (PI-43)

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Type Coin
Title (AMPERSAND) // O (PI-43)
Date 1860
Country England
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Denomination penny
Description It is thought that ampersands (&) struck on coins indicate the union of England & Ireland. This is a Loyalist symbol celebrating that union. There are four struck on the obverse of the coin with an O applied on the reverse. The meaning of the O is unclear. The seller discovered this among a lot of coins she bought in 2015. Purchased from Sarah Samhan / Whitechurch, Cardif, Wales. (Jn. 31, 2021) ($17).

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