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    HOW LOVE TOKEN ENGRAVING STYLES CHANGED

    08/23/2015

    Highlight: HOW LOVE TOKEN ENGRAVING STYLES CHANGED http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n34a25.html

    HOW LOVE TOKEN ENGRAVING STYLES CHANGED

    Carol Bastable is the President and webmaster of the Love Tokeno writes for the society's newsletter, Love letter. She writes:

    I recently researched a Victorian period book on engraving and discovered some information. It confirmed some of my previous research on love token initials which had been based on observations over time and population studies.

    Carol kindly forwarded a copy of the August 2015 Love Letter, which includes her article, Late

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    HOW LOVE TOKEN ENGRAVING STYLES CHANGED

    08/23/2015

    Highlight: HOW LOVE TOKEN ENGRAVING STYLES CHANGED http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n34a25.html

    Carol Bastable is the President and webmaster of the Love Token Society and also writes for the society's newsletter, Love letter. She writes:

    I recently researched a Victorian period book on engraving and discovered some information. It confirmed some of my previous research on love tokenudies.

    Carol kindly forwarded a copy of the August 2015 Love Letter, which includes her article, Late Date Love Token Design and Monograms. Thanks! Here's an excerpt. -Editor

    Carol Bastable is the President and webmaster of the

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    Auction Fifty

    Highlight: SCENIC LOVE TOKEN. Engraved on a silver dime. Obv: A scene representing MT. TACOMA, trees in the foreground. Rx: EEO ornate monogram. (C) SCENIC LOVE TOKEN. Engraved on an 1882 dime. Well executed high wheel bike above initials H.M.T. (C) SCENIC LOVE TOKEN. Engraved on a seated dime. Holed at 3 & 9:00. Decorative border surrounding three fish hanging from a bow. AN to left, NA to right. (B-C) ENAMELED LOVE TOKENre of a seated Liberty, UNITED STATES to left, OF AMERICA to right. 1907 below with arrows to either side of the date. Blue background. Red & blue shield. Rx. pin for wearing. (C) SCENIC LOVE TOKENa stippled field has been nicely engraved on the reverse of a Barber dime. (B-C) SCENIC LOVE TOKEN. 2

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    WARTIME LOVE TOKEN INTERVIEW WITH CAROL BASTABLE

    11/15/2015

    Highlight: WARTIME LOVE TOKEN INTERVIEW WITH CAROL BASTABLE http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n46a29.html

    WARTIME LOVE TOKEN INTERVIEW WITH CAROL BASTABLE

    On Veteran's Day Carol Bastable was interviewed by a local television station in Tampa, FL about her Love Token! Click the link below to view the full video. -Editor

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    WARTIME LOVE TOKEN INTERVIEW WITH CAROL BASTA

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    WARTIME LOVE TOKEN INTERVIEW WITH CAROL BASTABLE

    11/15/2015

    Highlight: WARTIME LOVE TOKEN INTERVIEW WITH CAROL BASTABLE http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n46a29.html

    On Veteran's Day Carol Bastable was interviewed by a local television station in Tampa, FL about her Love Tokenconnection to servicemen. Great publicity for the hobby! Click the link below to view the full video. -Editor

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    Coin Update published an article April 4, 2016 about new Australian coi

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    ROWLANDCONVICT LOVE TOKEN SOLD

    09/07/2014

    Highlight: ROWLANDCONVICT LOVE TOKEN SOLD http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v17n37a37.html

    We've written about Convict Love Tokens earlier in The E-Sylum. An August 31, 2014 CoinWorld article by Jeff Starck discusses an example recently sold at auction. -Editor

    Convict Love tokens

    An artifact of a convict’s love nearly tripled its estimate when sold in Noble Numismatics’ July 29 auction.

    The 1797 British Cartwheel penny carved int

    We've written about Convict Love Tokens earlier in The E-Sylum. A

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    The Shekel, vol. 44, nos. 3-4 (May-August 2011)

    /2011

    Highlight: A typical love token indicates a desire to bring two souls together by a tangible gift; a Hebrew love token indicates a desire to bring one’s soul closer to God or divine forces. Although every love token is unique, the inscriptions on them are not. The only Hebrew inscription 1 have seen on mul- tiple coins is the letter heh (n) usually on U.S. dimes and gold dollars. This single letter stands for one of God’s names, and it appeared on Western European amulets a century ago. The Bible uses many names for God, but considered the holiest is the Tetra- grammaton, the name of four letters - yud heh vov heh (nm-’). Out of respect for the sanctity of this name, it is split by a hy- phen. After the Temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 C.E., the rabbis of the Talmud declared that only the Hig

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    Journal of the Barber Coin Collectors' Society, vol. 9, no. 4

    1/12/1998

    Highlight: AN 1894 LOVE TOKEN by Jack White At an early summer auction, while looking through an assortment of miscellaneous type material, I came across an interesting and unusual love ken. The obverse is a choice about uncirculated 1894 Barber dime with nice original tone. The AU grade is the highest I’ve seen for a love token as most are in the very fine range. The engraving on the reverse reveals why the coin is such high grade. The date 1894 is in ornate style under the initials “BMP”. Dates engraved on love tokens are uncommon in my experience. As a general rule initials or a name {usually a female} are what are found most often, with fancy scroll around the edges, often quite gaudy in the Victorian style of the times in which they were produced. The era of love tokens had peaked just prior to

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    The Nonagon, vol. 34, no. 3

    1/3/1997

    Highlight: New Hampshire boasts 4 members in our Love Token society and I must say Leater has form- ed the most impressive collection which I had the good fortune to view recently. Leater told me she has been collecting Love Tokens since 1953. Her interest began when she found a Dime Love Tokene II (1727) and began in America following the Civil War. Love Tokens consist of all types and denominations of coins, with one or both sides planed or smoothed off, and then engraved with names, initials, scenes or other messages to the recipient. We, Love Token Collectors, know that much of the historical background of them has been lost through death and time lapse, however, we truly treasure them fo

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    Winning Ways: Official Publication of Women in Numismatics, vol. 10, no. 3

    1/10/2001

    Highlight: 1 suppose that the first question coming to your mind right now is: “What’s a love token?” Well, basi- cally, a love token, according to a number of Coin World articles, is a coin that has one side (or both sides) smoothed down and engraved with fancy initials and borders, a name and sometimes a date commemorating an event, or a meaningful object. I have been able to find a wide variety of love tokens, ranging from Indian head pennies to $10 gold pieces that are either single coins,, often with a hole punched in the top so the token could be worn, or fashioned into jewelry, such as cufflinks, tie tacks, and money clips for men, and brace- lets, earrings, pins, stick pins and necklaces for the women. According to Lloyd Entemnann, writer of the only known book on love tokens. Lore Tokens as

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 3, No. 3(12)

    15/5/1969

    Highlight: Custom usually decreed that only the first name should appear on a love tokenund bearing a last name. Most love tokens are "holed" so that they could be suspended on a thread or chain and used as a pendant or attached to a bracelet. A few served as brooches, earrings, stickpins, even cufflinks. In some cases, the engraved coins were merely used as pocket pieces or good luck tokens. Although rising costs did much to eliminate the love token production, probably the most important deterrent of all was the Coin Law of 1909 which made it illegal to debase U. S. coins. REFERENCES "Love Tokens" by the Rev. R.W.H. Ackworth, presented before the Kent, England Numismatic Society on August 22, 1941. COIN WORLD February 14, 1968, page 14; page 39. "For Love or Money" Walter L.

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    TAMS Journal, Vol. 17, No. 1

    1/2/1977

    Highlight: Love Token, "CH" on 1892 Barber 25d, Nice MB $8. 33. Tivoli Saloon (San Francisco) GF 5C Drink, Alum Scall. 22mm 34. "This is Good Money at the Ideal Pharmacy" Rev, "Good for one Penn Mutual Cigar", Alum BU 39mm 35. Prague Hotel, Dmaha, GF 5d in Trade Brass 20mm 36. Columbus Ice Cream Co, Columbus Miss, GF 5d with Cicco Milk bottle, BU, Aluminum 24mm 37. Warrick & Stanger Glass Works, Glassboro, N.J., GF Id 1872 19mm 38. Sherlock Holmes Reengraved on 1935 Buffalo 5d, Excellent Work MB $15. 39. Charge Coin, LB #143052 Dated 1921, Dval Scalloped, Nickel 40. Jan Sobieski Club, Kulpont Pa. GF lOd Oval Brass 32mm 41. Counterstamp - "Hunt & Moore" on 1865 Indian Cent 42. Hampton Roads Seafood Co(Va) 1, Aluminum 27mm 43. Mechanics & Farmers Bank, Bridgeport CL, 50d on $5.00 BR. 32mm 44. "Civilian

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    TAMS Journal, Vol. 16, No. 5

    1/10/1976

    Highlight: Love Token Pin, "L” on English Victoria Shilling 24mm MB $5.00 93. Black Panther Tavern, Aberdeen, Wn. GF 15*, Alum. BU 26mm 94. Counterstamp "C.H. Stevens, 21 Water St., Boston" on 1855 Cent. 95. Heads-Tails Flipper, Bull Durham Tobacco Copper 33mm 96. Peoples Nat. Bank, Orlando, Fla, GF 1/2 1 Alum. 23mm 97. Central High School Cafeteria Check 3 * & be BR BU (2) 98. Parker, Smith & Ours, Petersburg, W.Va., 1, Alum. 26mm 99. Voss Bros. Mich. City, Ind. GF 5 * Copper 26mm 100. Swastika-Canadian 4C Whiskey, Buffalo Distilling Co., AU 101. Fairmont Creamery Co., USA Advertising, Alum. 39mm 102. Oasis, Newport, Ky, GF 5 * Camel Pictured Copper 103. Bloomfield Cafe, Canal Fulton, 0. GF 5* Oblong 20 * 38mm 104. Pataconk Inn, Chester, CT, GF 15* Alum., Six sided 105. Carter Oil Co., Commissary,

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    ROWLAND CONVICT LOVE TOKEN SOLD

    09/07/2014

    Highlight: ROWLAND CONVICT LOVE TOKENSOLD http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v17n37a37.html We've written about Convict Love Tokens earlier in The E-Sylum. An August 31, 2014 CoinWorld article by Jeff Starck discusses an example recently sold at auction. -Editor An artifact of a convict's love nearly tripled its estimate when sold in Noble Numismatics' July 29 auction. The 1797 British Cartwheel penny carved into a love token by a convict in Australia sold in the firm's auction No. 106 in Sydney, for $596.25 Australian (about $560.42 in U.S. funds) including the 19.25 percent buyer's fee, nearly triple its $200 estimate. Cartwheel pennies are noted for their size and weight (1 ounce, 36-millimeter diameter), which was possible because they were struck using steam power at Matthew Boulton's Soho Mint

    We've written about Convict Love Tokens earlier in The E-Sylum. An August 31, 2014 CoinWorld articl

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    QUERY: A CURIOUS LOVE TOKEN OF UNUSUAL FABRIC

    11/23/2014

    Highlight: QUERY: A CURIOUS LOVE TOKEN OF UNUSUAL FABRIC http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v17n48a25.html Dennis Tucker writes: I'm attaching photos of a love tokenby Theodore F. Morse --- "Keep a Little Cozy Corner in Your Heart for Me" --- and is signed by "Sadie." The dime is in nice condition, so I imagine it was planed and engraved some time in 1909 or 1910, before it saw much if any circulation, and then it was set aside in a safe place for generations. I've never seen a love token with such a plain, text-only inscription (no flourishes, scrolls, or fancy monograms). And this is the smallest font I've ever seen on a love token. I wonder if any E-Sylum

    Dennis Tucker writes: I'm attaching photos of a love token I picked up at the Whitman Baltimore Exp

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    Winning Ways: Official Publication of Women in Numismatics, vol. 10, no. 3

    1/10/2001

    Highlight: 1 suppose that the first question coming to your mind right now is: “What’s a love token?” Well, basi- cally, a love token, according to a number of Coin World articles, is a coin that has one side (or both sides) smoothed down and engraved with fancy initials and borders, a name and sometimes a date commemorating an event, or a meaningful object. I have been able to find a wide variety of love tokens, ranging from Indian head pennies to $10 gold pieces that are either single coins,, often with a hole punched in the top so the token could be worn, or fashioned into jewelry, such as cufflinks, tie tacks, and money clips for men, and brace- lets, earrings, pins, stick pins and necklaces for the women. According to Lloyd Entemnann, writer of the only known book on love tokens. Lore Tokens as

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    The Shekel, vol. 44, nos. 3-4 (May-August 2011)

    /2011

    Highlight: A typical love token indicates a desire to bring two souls together by a tangible gift; a Hebrew love token indicates a desire to bring one’s soul closer to God or divine forces. Although every love token is unique, the inscriptions on them are not. The only Hebrew inscription 1 have seen on mul- tiple coins is the letter heh (n) usually on U.S. dimes and gold dollars. This single letter stands for one of God’s names, and it appeared on Western European amulets a century ago. The Bible uses many names for God, but considered the holiest is the Tetra- grammaton, the name of four letters - yud heh vov heh (nm-’). Out of respect for the sanctity of this name, it is split by a hy- phen. After the Temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 C.E., the rabbis of the Talmud declared that only the Hig

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    Journal of the Barber Coin Collectors' Society, vol. 9, no. 4

    1/12/1998

    Highlight: AN 1894 LOVE TOKEN by Jack White At an early summer auction, while looking through an assortment of miscellaneous type material, I came across an interesting and unusual love ken. The obverse is a choice about uncirculated 1894 Barber dime with nice original tone. The AU grade is the highest I’ve seen for a love token as most are in the very fine range. The engraving on the reverse reveals why the coin is such high grade. The date 1894 is in ornate style under the initials “BMP”. Dates engraved on love tokens are uncommon in my experience. As a general rule initials or a name {usually a female} are what are found most often, with fancy scroll around the edges, often quite gaudy in the Victorian style of the times in which they were produced. The era of love tokens had peaked just prior to

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    Journal of the Barber Coin Collectors' Society, vol. 10, no. 4

    1/12/1999

    Highlight: The love token often check the online auctions for love tokens, mainly to hunt for those on barbers and those with initials, names or dates that are appropriate for members of my family. One day I found one on an 1893 dime, nothing special, just a simple floral design that once had tiny rhinestones embedded to represent the flower blos- soms. The stones had fallen out long ago. In other words, the love token did

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    The Nonagon, vol. 34, no. 3

    1/3/1997

    Highlight: New Hampshire boasts 4 members in our Love Token society and I must say Leater has form- ed the most impressive collection which I had the good fortune to view recently. Leater told me she has been collecting Love Tokens since 1953. Her interest began when she found a Dime Love Tokene II (1727) and began in America following the Civil War. Love Tokens consist of all types and denominations of coins, with one or both sides planed or smoothed off, and then engraved with names, initials, scenes or other messages to the recipient. We, Love Token Collectors, know that much of the historical background of them has been lost through death and time lapse, however, we truly treasure them fo

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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 3, No. 3(12)

    15/5/1969

    Highlight: Custom usually decreed that only the first name should appear on a love tokenund bearing a last name. Most love tokens are "holed" so that they could be suspended on a thread or chain and used as a pendant or attached to a bracelet. A few served as brooches, earrings, stickpins, even cufflinks. In some cases, the engraved coins were merely used as pocket pieces or good luck tokens. Although rising costs did much to eliminate the love token production, probably the most important deterrent of all was the Coin Law of 1909 which made it illegal to debase U. S. coins. REFERENCES "Love Tokens" by the Rev. R.W.H. Ackworth, presented before the Kent, England Numismatic Society on August 22, 1941. COIN WORLD February 14, 1968, page 14; page 39. "For Love or Money" Walter L.

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    TAMS Journal, Vol. 17, No. 1

    1/2/1977

    Highlight: Love Token, "CH" on 1892 Barber 25d, Nice MB $8. 33. Tivoli Saloon (San Francisco) GF 5C Drink, Alum Scall. 22mm 34. "This is Good Money at the Ideal Pharmacy" Rev, "Good for one Penn Mutual Cigar", Alum BU 39mm 35. Prague Hotel, Dmaha, GF 5d in Trade Brass 20mm 36. Columbus Ice Cream Co, Columbus Miss, GF 5d with Cicco Milk bottle, BU, Aluminum 24mm 37. Warrick & Stanger Glass Works, Glassboro, N.J., GF Id 1872 19mm 38. Sherlock Holmes Reengraved on 1935 Buffalo 5d, Excellent Work MB $15. 39. Charge Coin, LB #143052 Dated 1921, Dval Scalloped, Nickel 40. Jan Sobieski Club, Kulpont Pa. GF lOd Oval Brass 32mm 41. Counterstamp - "Hunt & Moore" on 1865 Indian Cent 42. Hampton Roads Seafood Co(Va) 1, Aluminum 27mm 43. Mechanics & Farmers Bank, Bridgeport CL, 50d on $5.00 BR. 32mm 44. "Civilian

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    TAMS Journal, Vol. 16, No. 5

    1/10/1976

    Highlight: Love Token Pin, "L” on English Victoria Shilling 24mm MB $5.00 93. Black Panther Tavern, Aberdeen, Wn. GF 15*, Alum. BU 26mm 94. Counterstamp "C.H. Stevens, 21 Water St., Boston" on 1855 Cent. 95. Heads-Tails Flipper, Bull Durham Tobacco Copper 33mm 96. Peoples Nat. Bank, Orlando, Fla, GF 1/2 1 Alum. 23mm 97. Central High School Cafeteria Check 3 * & be BR BU (2) 98. Parker, Smith & Ours, Petersburg, W.Va., 1, Alum. 26mm 99. Voss Bros. Mich. City, Ind. GF 5 * Copper 26mm 100. Swastika-Canadian 4C Whiskey, Buffalo Distilling Co., AU 101. Fairmont Creamery Co., USA Advertising, Alum. 39mm 102. Oasis, Newport, Ky, GF 5 * Camel Pictured Copper 103. Bloomfield Cafe, Canal Fulton, 0. GF 5* Oblong 20 * 38mm 104. Pataconk Inn, Chester, CT, GF 15* Alum., Six sided 105. Carter Oil Co., Commissary,

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    Christensen and Stone Mail Bid Sale

    Highlight: Plated bronze 35mm VF Love token on Liberty head nickel. "EZ" within border. Unusual on nickel. Love Token: "GWB" on 1907 Quarter Love token: "ACG" on 1888 Dime Love Token: "H.P." within ornate border on obverse of Seated Liberty quarter. Shield nickel engraved "I.R.R." in large letters below which in small letters is "ft Davis Co.". Rx " . . .APSALL'S" . Owner states Illinois Railroad. PR ICF.S REAL I ZED 1 1 . 00 8 .

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    The Numismatist, February 2017

    1/2/2017

    Highlight: PHOTOS: HERITAGE AUCTIONS (LOVE TOKENeek images on coins 14. Boston locale (abbr.) 17. Picture 18. Most popular type of coin used for love tokens: Seated dime 20. Categories 24. Truly rare love tokens were made from the dollar gold coin 27. Compete 28. Numerical label assigned to devices that use a computer network (abbr.) FEBRUARY 2017 30. Engraving is one type of this 31. Feature that indicates a legitimate love token (two words) 33. A lighthouse is

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    John Reich Journal

    1/4/1992

    Highlight: A Capped Bust Half Love Token? Edgar E. Souders The dust was still in the air, from the now waiting wagon, as he handed her the token of his affection. Calvin and Lydia’s initials had been skillfully engraved and enameled on the planed reverse of the 1831 Capped Bust Half Dollar. ‘L’ and ‘C’ were now eternally bonded. 1 11 be back Lydia,” Calvin shouted as the wagon pulled away. Lydia stood there clutching the token until the wagon passed over the horizon. Then, after a moment, she opened her hand to view her new possession. “Hey! Wait a minute Calvin. What’s this?” she yelled. And so, the story may have gone something like this so many years ago. But wait, there is more; Every once in a while something odd comes across my desk that begs to have an article written about it. And this soon t

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