HT D450 UNL       VF-20       R-9   

W. Bessac. (1830's). Silver dime.

UNLISTED. This counterstamp, on an 1835 sliver dime, is the only known such example. Rulau suggests that this token belonst to H(enry). W(illiam). Bessac (1795-1856), a sliversmith located in Hudson, NY. Another possibility is William John Bessac (1788-1849), also a silversmith located in Hudson, NY.

PCAC Auction #77, June 30, 2007, lot 187.

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