Manville Type 115. Is it Genuine or Fake? – Tom Ward and Eric C. Hodge

Allocating an issuer for a merchant countermarked dollar, where only the issuer’s initials are present, will always be a complicated task. At the same time questions must be raised for the reasons to use initials, where a full name would assist with the acceptance and distribution of the countermarked coin.

The example of the countermark J D over 5•6 is discussed at length in this article.

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