Forged Stamps of Brunswick (Braunschweig)

“The Spud Papers”

by Atlee, Pemberton & Earée


1, 2 & 3 Silber Groschen
White & colored paper


Horse’s tail touches the third perpendicular line from the right side of oval, All the letters in upper inscription clear and separate, We have also seen another counterfeit of the I it is a very indistinct lithograph, with the upper lettering too deep, and the R and A touching.


Tail of horse very close to the side of oval; with the naked eye, it seems to touch it. RA of BRAUNSWEIG touch each other; and the right-hand bottom line of A goes under, and touches the U; G is very badly formed, with a peculiar curl where it finishes.


1/4, 1/3 & 1/2 Silber Groschen


1/4 Silber Groschen: Crown as large as in the higher values, upper lettering leaving a fair space above and below it; a marked interval between DRFI and PFENNIG; and a period after the last (contracted) word.

1/3 Silber Groschen: G of BRAUNSCHWEIG pretty close to the edge of riband, only showing one short and one long stroke between.

1/2 Silber Groschen: Wide crown, slanting to the left; right forefoot of horse nearly touches the oval; short line divides the fractional figures. The ends of lower riband are rather close to the frame.


1/4 Silber Groschen: Rather poor, crown small and narrow, upper inscription too deep; the right stroke of N immature, and the final letter larger than the 1; value in lower riband reading almost as one word; no period after PFENNIG.

1/3 Silber Groschen: From the same drawing as that used to counterfeit the earliest series; showing one short stroke and two long ones between the G in upper inscription and the edge of the band.

1/2 Silber Groschen: Crown small, slanting somewhat to the right; right forefoot of horse at a little distance from the oval. The line dividing 1/2 is almost as wide as the oval containing it. A good interval between the ends of the lower riband and the frame.

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