1841 Seated Dollar With The Unlisted And Rare "watts & Sheffield" Counterstamp.
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1841 Seated Dollar With The Unlisted And Rare "watts & Sheffield" Counterstamp. :
Unlisted in the Brunk reference...the "WATTS & / SHEFFIELD" counterstamp on a holed 1841 seated dollar. A New York City, NY mark of the edge tool makers Lewis H. Watts and James M. Sheffield.From 1841 to the mid 1850s Lewis H. Watts and James M. Sheffield enjoyed a virtual monopoly making edge tools for the shipbuilding industry and shipyards of New York City...sometimes in partnership, sometimes working alone. While this nice toolmaker mark is unknown to Dr. Brunk in this form, his book does list a counterstamped large cent with the "L. H. WATTS" imprint (listed as W-285), which is probably the mark of Lewis H. Watts when he worked independently.The firm of WATTS & SHEFFIELD produced adzes, axes, chisels, wood planes and other edge tools. Their tools sometimes appear at sale with this imprint.The host coin is holed and a little bowed from the deeply struck counterstamp. A real opportunity for collectors of toolmaker marks and counterstamped dollars.Offered with . I will gladly combine shipping costs for multiple purchases so you only pay once for postage.
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