YOUNG / THE / MAGICIAN on a 1774 Potosi 2 Reales. Brunk Y-42; Rulau MAV-Z120. VG-8 (NGC). Not much is known about this counterstamp but Brunk has verified just six examples, this being the plate coin in his (2003) book <em>Merchant and Privately Countermarked Coins.</em> Boldly impressed with a seemingly extra O to the left of the stamp. This example displays even steel toning and all the legends and devices are visible. In todays Internet world it is a pleasant exercise to track down advertisements and publicity regarding counterstampers. From the Q. David Bowers Collection. Earlier from our sale of the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, August 2013, lot 21934. Earlier from our (Bowers and Merenas) sale of The Roy Van Ormer Collection of Counterstamped Coins, September 1985, lot 2926.