A False Greyhound Countermark Revisited – Gary Oddie

The coin presented here is a base shilling of Edward VI with a greyhound countermark that was recently offered for sale at auction without provenance and then withdrawn. The author recognised the piece as ex R.C. Lockett and traces its earlier provenance back through H. Webb Jr, T. Bliss and R.A. Hoblyn in 1906. Genuine countermarks are presented for comparison and other specimens with the false countermark are presented from F. Pridmore, the Forgery Cabinet at Baldwin’s and the British Museum. The latter has a ticket connecting the piece to the well-known counterfeiter and creator of concoctions in the early 1840s, Edward Emery.

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