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jamser89
Joined: 7-Aug-2012
Posts: 138
Hi, has anyone else came across any predecimal Irish coins with 1690 (year of the Battle of the Boyne) stamped on them. I found one the other day and was wondering if anybody has any information about how common this practice was? Apparently there are also British coins with IRA stamped over the queen's portrait but I don't have any of these.
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Walder Coins
Joined: 20-Apr-2012
Posts: 676
Could you upload a pic? it would be cool to see.
jamser89
Joined: 7-Aug-2012
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jamser89
Joined: 7-Aug-2012
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Sorry about the quality. The coin is also holed in another attempt at defacing it
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ZacUK Numista team
Joined: 3-Jan-2011
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1935-Irish-EIRE-Penny-coin-hen-STAMPED-1690-lot0968-/271060188871?pt=UK_Coins_European_RL&hash=item3f1c723ec7

   I saw this Completed listing a while ago and wondered what it was; so now I know. It was on a 1935 Irish penny/pingin.
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jamser89
Joined: 7-Aug-2012
Posts: 138
Yes the stamp in that photo looks the very same as mine, only mine is also holed. My coin is an Irish Free State Pingin from 1937. From what I have read online they were defaced during the troubles in the 1960s when the Punt and Sterling were equivalent and the coinage would have circulated in both Éire and the UK. Does anyone else have any?
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lidianb
Joined: 29-Apr-2011
Posts: 634
Hello,

I believe these coins are from the "The Troubles" years, for more info and very nice images have a look at:

http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,1461.msg6729.html#msg6729
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jamser89
Joined: 7-Aug-2012
Posts: 138
Yes, they are some more interesting examples from a regrettable period of Irish history.
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Mark240590
Joined: 3-Jul-2012
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Now these are cool and I would be interested in some!
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redsmithstudios
Joined: 20-Dec-2010
Posts: 2740
I LOVE history like this, that's why coins are AWESOME!  Thanks for posting
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Potator II
Joined: 8-Feb-2013
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Thanks a lot for the info and the very useful link.  
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johnspa
Joined: 27-Jun-2013
Posts: 778

While going through the Forum I found this topic. I was surprised, as I didnt realize those organizations did this. The U.V.F. stands for the Ulster Volunteer Force. The coins were in response to other countermarked coins by the Irish Republican Army.I found this in a bulk bin for a quarter.
Pretty cool!
MIMAEL
Joined: 25-Dec-2016
Posts: 380
Ahoj
And have a nice day everyone.

Originally I wanted to create joy for Irish enthusiasts, I was sorry to destroy the
Irish coin. So I gave an aluminum sheet to show.
I wanted to add, Belfast, or IRA, etc.)
,, It as I have such a disease so I have perverted humor and tell everyone the truth what I think and so-I'm just dangerous and humorous,,

Thank you for the type, I immediately went to the workshop to preserve old-fashioned, punch numbers and letters what I have after my ancestors, I just forgot about them and they need to preserve with oil.

Sample:



Ahoj Ivan
HongKongCoinCollector
Joined: 27-Feb-2019
Posts: 120
On the topic of political counterstamps, back in 2014 my friend found a HK$ 20 banknote in circulation with the words 我要真普選 stamped on the watermark window. It means "I want real universal suffrage" and is related to the 2014 Umbrella Revolution protests.

He apparently put it back into circulation despite me offering HK$ 50 for it. I never forgave him for that.
(Jk we're still good friends ;))

I also currently have a Chinese banknote with a political stamp on it related to the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China.
Often things turn up in unexpected places.
Keep looking! ;-)
johnspa
Joined: 27-Jun-2013
Posts: 778
Quote: "HongKongCoinCollector"​On the topic of political counterstamps, back in 2014 my friend found a HK$ 20 banknote in circulation with the words 我要真普選 stamped on the watermark window. It means "I want real universal suffrage" and is related to the 2014 Umbrella Revolution protests.

​He apparently put it back into circulation despite me offering HK$ 50 for it. I never forgave him for that.
​(Jk we're still good friends ;))

​I also currently have a Chinese banknote with a political stamp on it related to the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China.
​Interesting. What were Falun Gong practitioners?

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