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CT Coin Silver Spoon by James M. Barrows, Overstruck by a "LEE" Mark

CT Coin Silver Spoon by James M. Barrows, Overstruck by a "LEE" Mark
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Offered is an interesting American coin silver spoon made by James Madison Barrows of Tolland, Connecticut, circa 1828-35. Barrows was born in 1809 in Mansfield, CT and worked in Tolland much of his career, before appearing as a retired merchant in New Jersey in 1870.

This spoon is interesting in part because the Barrows mark is overstruck with another mark of LEE, with perhaps an initial for a first name before the LEE, but only the LEE has survived. I don't know of a Lee who could have been overstriking Tolland, CT silver at the time, but perhaps someone by that name is recorded in the area.

This spoon has a good period engraved script monogram of "CCR" and an interesting set of marks. It measures about 5 7/8 inches in length and weighs about 14 grams. Condition is very good overall, with modest wear and signs of normal use, but no major dents and no splits or repairs. Please review all of the photos. All in all a fine spoon and an interesting example of two marks!

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