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(HARP) L-15o

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Type Coin
Title (HARP) L-15o
Date 1840
Country India
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Denomination rupee
Description Purchased from Rashid Ali / Punjab, Pakistan. (Sp. 1, 2023) ($29) Not sure what to make of this issue. The host coin appears to be genuine but the surface color may have been altered in an attempt to age the counterstamp. In addition, I've never seen an Irish conflict stamp on an Indian coin of any era much less one this old. The characteristics of the punch are mostly consistent with high quality modern stamps cut from hardened steel. It exhibits sharp crisp features which are present on 20th and 21st century stamps cut from hardened steel. Dating the age of the impression is difficult but my best guess would be thirty to fifty years. Despite the questionable authenticity of it I've decided to add it to my collection for its interest value.

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