1874 Arrows Liberty Seated Quarter SAGE'S CANDY COIN Counterstamp

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1874 Arrows Liberty Seated Quarter SAGE'S CANDY COIN Counterstamp

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There are several interesting theories regarding this counterstamp and it's maker. It was at one time believed that a Dr. R.V. Pierce using the pseudonym Dr. Sage was advertising some sort of confection, but due to the large denomination's that bear this counterstamp this theory has been questioned. 

More recently it has come to light that Dr Sage quite possibly wasn't a doctor at all, even though he practiced medicine for several years. Newer theories are that Dr Sage was advertising his own brand of medicine, a practice quite popular before the turn of the century.

Roughly 20 of these pieces are believed to exist, with slightly fewer showing up on half dollars, and 4 on Trade Dollars of the same date. 

 

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