Fun with coin who is JJ?

Discussion in 'Silver' started by terry5732, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

    I got a batch of old spoons yesterday. One the mark will never again be readable. The rest were relatively easy to find. I have found smiths with intials JJ, but no example of this stamp.
    jj 004.JPG jj 003.JPG jj 002.JPG jj 001.JPG
  2. Ladybranch

    Ladybranch Well-Known Member

    Terry, I couldn't find an early JJ American doing coin. I wonder if it's the Australian silversmith Jacob Josephson in operation in the "Australia Colony c. 1820." The following link says he used "English pseudo hallmarks" as well as JJ. Your spoons don't have the pseudo marks, but the JJ punch looks similar.
    Good 1/2 way down the page:

    Here is more about him. Seems he was a convict silversmith.

    --- Susan
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  3. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Fascinating history on J.J.!!!! Guess some leopards can't change their spots :cool::cool::cool::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
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  4. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

    I didn't know anyone ever left debtor's prison alive.

    Although quite a similar mark, the vertical lines of the Js are different.
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