Coin Mystery?

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Rells11
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Coin Mystery?

Postby Rells11 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:21 pm

I was going through some of my grandfathers unsorted coins and came across this coin. It appears to be a 1870-1901 Victoria 10 cent. The coin measures 18 mm diameter and has a reeded edge. Is this a trial piece? Any information would be appreicated.

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Re: Coin Mystery?

Postby Lightw4re » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:13 pm

Looks like the coin was counterstamp and used to become a necklace.

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Re: Coin Mystery?

Postby Rells11 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:08 pm

@Lightw4re I think your right, thanks.

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Re: Coin Mystery?

Postby Bill in Burl » Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:48 am

They are called "love tokens" and sometimes were engraved on both sides. They were very popular from around 1870 to WWI. Maybe "Eva" was your grandmother's name.
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Re: Coin Mystery?

Postby Rells11 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:58 am

Thanks for the reply's this has been very helpful and insightful. I am not familiar with that name but have asked the family's history buff (Great Aunt) and awaiting a reply. Regardless this find has been most interesting and educating.

As I am very new to the coin collecting, used to do it when I was a kid with my grandfather but never got into identifying and grading a whole lot so those skills are rusty. I have a large volume to go through so I hope this is a place for "stupid" questions.

thanks for your time. :D

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Re: Coin Mystery?

Postby Bill in Burl » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:30 pm

Just look up "love token" on Ebay and you will see lots of them They were given by husbands to wives on special occasions, or man to woman couple.
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Re: Coin Mystery?

Postby Shylo » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:29 pm

Agreed.. love token...!!

And this is the perfect place to ask questions... although the only stupid question is the one that wasn't asked...

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Re: Coin Mystery?

Postby Rells11 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:15 am

Excellent information, ebay was full of them. Thanks everyone for replying.


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