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    HOW LOVE TOKEN ENGRAVING STYLES CHANGED

    08/23/2015

    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 39 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 b


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    1352 1353 1354 1355 1356 1357 1358 1359 1360 1361 1362 1363 1364 1365 1366 1374 JOURNAL JUNIOR REPUBLIC 1897 32 8mm Nickel XF Obv JOURNAL JUNIOR REPUBLIC 50 around shield Rx ONE FOR ALL 1897 around standing male figure with tophat B C 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 TOKEN


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    1352 1353 1354 1355 1356 1357 1358 1359 1360 1361 1362 1363 1364 1365 1366 1374 JOURNAL JUNIOR REPUBLIC 1897 32 8mm Nickel XF Obv JOURNAL JUNIOR REPUBLIC 50 around shield Rx ONE FOR ALL 1897 around standing male figure with tophat B C 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 TOKEN


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    1352 1353 1354 1355 1356 1357 1358 1359 1360 1361 1362 1363 1364 1365 1366 1374 JOURNAL JUNIOR REPUBLIC 1897 32 8mm Nickel XF Obv JOURNAL JUNIOR REPUBLIC 50 around shield Rx ONE FOR ALL 1897 around standing male figure with tophat B C 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 TOKEN


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    1352 1353 1354 1355 1356 1357 1358 1359 1360 1361 1362 1363 1364 1365 1366 1374 JOURNAL JUNIOR REPUBLIC 1897 32 8mm Nickel XF Obv JOURNAL JUNIOR REPUBLIC 50 around shield Rx ONE FOR ALL 1897 around standing male figure with tophat B C 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 TOKEN


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    WARTIME LOVE TOKEN INTERVIEW WITH CAROL BASTABLE

    11/15/2015

    WARTIME love token INTERVIEW WITH CAROL BASTABLE http www coinbooks org esylum_v18n46a29 html On Veteran 39 s Day Carol Bastable was interviewed by a local television station in Tampa FL about her Love Token specialty with an emphasis on their connection to servicemen Great publicity for the hobby Click the link below to view the full video Editor On this Veterans Day it 226 128 153 s


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    DOUBLE COIN LIBERTY SEATED LOVE TOKEN

    05/17/2015

    DOUBLE COIN LIBERTY SEATED love token http www coinbooks org esylum_v18n20a23 html Frank Van Valen of Stack 39 s Bowers published a short blog article on May 13 2015 titled quot The Coolest Love Token Ever quot Editor Well at least it 39 s currently the quot coolest quot in my personal collection Among other things I collect Liberty Seated dime love tokens by date To make it into my collection o


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    BANGLES: SELLING COINS FOR MAKING LOVE TOKENS

    04/30/2017

    BANGLES SELLING COINS FOR MAKING love tokenS http www coinbooks org v20 esylum_v20n18a14 html Carol Bastable is the President and webmaster of the Love Token Society and also writes for the society 39 s newsletter the Love Letter With permission we 39 re publishing this excerpt of her latest article on where people got some of the coins used to make love tokens Thanks for submitting this Editor There is more to picking a hos


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    TAMS Journal, Vol. 45, No. 3

    6/1/2005 numismatics periodicals tokens medals



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    TAMS Journal, Vol. 45, No. 3

    6/1/2005 numismatics periodicals tokens medals



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    QUERY: A CURIOUS LOVE TOKEN OF UNUSUAL FABRIC

    11/23/2014

    QUERY A CURIOUS love token OF UNUSUAL FABRIC http www coinbooks org esylum_v17n48a25 html Dennis Tucker writes I 39 m attaching photos of a love token I picked up at the Whitman Baltimore Expo The host coin is a 1909 Barber dime The reverse features a line from a 1905 sentimental ballad by Theodore F Morse quot Keep a Little Cozy Corner in Your Heart for Me quot and is signed by quot Sadie quot


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    The New York Americana Sale



    ew Hampshire Pittsfield Dr G G Wilkins 1857 60 Rulau NH 106 Countermarked on an 1853 large cent Host if Fine 15 coun termark EF A sharp clear countermark on a good host coin with decent copper surfaces Hobo nickel Reverse is VG 8 Decent engraving with bowler hat beard and collar 1883 No CENTS Racketeer nickel EF details Nicely plated Total 3 pieces ENGRAVED COINS AND love tokenS 5521 1778 Anne and Guy Love Token on uncertain date Halfpenny Host slick engraving Extremely Fine Obv Complex double border encloses vine script Anne Guy 1778 Rev Vines flowers and twin cornucopiae engraved with consummate skill Lovely example of humble folk art 5522 1853 U S Large Cent GMB Love Token Gilt two holes Host Very Fine Obverse is intact but for edge bumps reverse b


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    The New York Americana Sale



    ew Hampshire Pittsfield Dr G G Wilkins 1857 60 Rulau NH 106 Countermarked on an 1853 large cent Host if Fine 15 coun termark EF A sharp clear countermark on a good host coin with decent copper surfaces Hobo nickel Reverse is VG 8 Decent engraving with bowler hat beard and collar 1883 No CENTS Racketeer nickel EF details Nicely plated Total 3 pieces ENGRAVED COINS AND love tokenS 5521 1778 Anne and Guy Love Token on uncertain date Halfpenny Host slick engraving Extremely Fine Obv Complex double border encloses vine script Anne Guy 1778 Rev Vines flowers and twin cornucopiae engraved with consummate skill Lovely example of humble folk art 5522 1853 U S Large Cent GMB Love Token Gilt two holes Host Very Fine Obverse is intact but for edge bumps reverse b


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    TAMS Journal, Vol. 45, No. 3

    6/1/2005 numismatics periodicals tokens medals



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    The New York Americana Sale



    ew Hampshire Pittsfield Dr G G Wilkins 1857 60 Rulau NH 106 Countermarked on an 1853 large cent Host if Fine 15 coun termark EF A sharp clear countermark on a good host coin with decent copper surfaces Hobo nickel Reverse is VG 8 Decent engraving with bowler hat beard and collar 1883 No CENTS Racketeer nickel EF details Nicely plated Total 3 pieces ENGRAVED COINS AND love tokenS 5521 1778 Anne and Guy Love Token on uncertain date Halfpenny Host slick engraving Extremely Fine Obv Complex double border encloses vine script Anne Guy 1778 Rev Vines flowers and twin cornucopiae engraved with consummate skill Lovely example of humble folk art 5522 1853 U S Large Cent GMB Love Token Gilt two holes Host Very Fine Obverse is intact but for edge bumps reverse b


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    TAMS Journal, Vol. 45, No. 3

    6/1/2005 numismatics periodicals tokens medals



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    Love Tokens as Engraved Coins

    /1991 Numismatics; Tokens

    CHAPTER 21 THE love token SOCIETY HISTORY The Love Token Society is the vehicle which brought about the initiative that gave birth to this book Therefore it is only fitting that we tell the reader something about the Society The Society was started at the annual convention of the American Numismatic Association in 1971 and was formally organized at the 1972 annual convention of the ANA with 35 charter members The due


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    N.O.W. News, Spring 2013

    4/1/2013

    say a son dies in war and the family is given a medal Then the father has it enameled in black with the son s name and presents it to his wife the boy s mother Is this any less of a love token if all the sentiments are there Again it is up to the collector whether they wish to accept it in their own collections Opinions will vary Although it is traditionally believed that these coins were given by a beau to a girl they extend far beyond those traditional boundar ies They were also given by every imaginable family member as well as friends A craze had swept the country and schoo


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    N.O.W. News, Spring 2013

    4/1/2013

    say a son dies in war and the family is given a medal Then the father has it enameled in black with the son s name and presents it to his wife the boy s mother Is this any less of a love token if all the sentiments are there Again it is up to the collector whether they wish to accept it in their own collections Opinions will vary Although it is traditionally believed that these coins were given by a beau to a girl they extend far beyond those traditional boundar ies They were also given by every imaginable family member as well as friends A craze had swept the country and schoo


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    WOMEN WEARING LOVE TOKEN JEWELRY

    08/28/2016

    WOMEN WEARING love token JEWELRY http www coinbooks org esylum_v19n35a23 html Carol Bastable also has a great article in the August 2016 issue of Love Letter the Love Token Society newsletter Editor Carol writes I am publishing an ongoing series of cabinet cards with women wearing love token jewelry I have collected these photos for over twenty years now and have an impressive collection Having ac


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    AN UNUSUAL LOVE TOKEN FIND

    04/12/2009

    AN UNUSUAL love token FIND http www coinbooks org esylum_v12n15a09 html Back to top Greg Anglin writes This is the story of my most UNUSUAL coin find I am a vintage toy dealer Recently I purchased a group of toy trucks at a rural upstate New York auction One truck was in really rusty terrible condition so I decided to throw it out As I was walking to the trash can with it I noticed it had some type of fric


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    N.O.W. News, Spring 2013

    4/1/2013

    say a son dies in war and the family is given a medal Then the father has it enameled in black with the son s name and presents it to his wife the boy s mother Is this any less of a love token if all the sentiments are there Again it is up to the collector whether they wish to accept it in their own collections Opinions will vary Although it is traditionally believed that these coins were given by a beau to a girl they extend far beyond those traditional boundar ies They were also given by every imaginable family member as well as friends A craze had swept the country and schoo


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    N.O.W. News, Spring 2013

    4/1/2013

    say a son dies in war and the family is given a medal Then the father has it enameled in black with the son s name and presents it to his wife the boy s mother Is this any less of a love token if all the sentiments are there Again it is up to the collector whether they wish to accept it in their own collections Opinions will vary Although it is traditionally believed that these coins were given by a beau to a girl they extend far beyond those traditional boundar ies They were also given by every imaginable family member as well as friends A craze had swept the country and schoo


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    Love Tokens as Engraved Coins

    /1991 Numismatics; Tokens

    s that have such a machine will also engrave anything that will fit in their machine for a fee So I can take a quarter into the store and have MARY engraved on my unsmoothed coin You want your coin to be on a smoothed coin so you smooth it yourself or have someone else do it for you and take it in and have it engraved MARY Your coin and my coin are identical Are they both considered a love token Here I feel we must take a stand Every love token is unique a one of a kind piece A hand engraved love token cannot be exactly duplicated Even by the same engraver They can be very close but not exactly In the beginning we defined a love token as being a coin taken from circulation being engraved with something the giver wanted that would have meaning only between the giver and the recei


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    Love Tokens as Engraved Coins

    /1991 Numismatics; Tokens

    CHAPTER 22 THE love token TODAY AND TOMORROW In our study we have traced the origin of the love token from it s early beginning as a hand painted linen piece through the wooden lace bobbin knitting sheath busk stay and love spoon period followed by the coin taken from circulation first as a bent or bowed piece then cut into two pieces then the full coin engraved on one or both sides mostly with the engraved side


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    Love Tokens as Engraved Coins

    /1991 Numismatics; Tokens

    It has no established market value There is no place to go to find out how much it is worth It s value is whatever the buyer and seller can agree upon As in any commercial business there are always a few unscrupulous individuals and unfortunately a few coin dealers fall into this category The only buyer that can get hurt is the unsuspecting love token collector Any numismatic coin that is altered in any way no matter how slight loses it s numismatic value and becomes a damaged coin which most coin collectors will not want except at a reasonable price as a filler piece until he can afford a good coin When a love token collector pays a dealer at or near the numismatic value for a damaged coin he is not only hurting himself or herself bu


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    TAMS Journal, Vol. 22, No. 1

    2/1/1982 numismatics periodicals tokens medals

    War period and peaking in the 1890s these individually inscribed pieces enjoyed their greatest popularity in America Some love tokens were very primitive pieces poignantly scratched into the surface of a coin s feature by a pin nail knife or awl by a lonesome sailor a lovesick soldier or even by someone in prison These cruder pieces were called pin hole or punch work The fanciest pieces were engraved by jewelers and sometimes enameled with as many as five colors of enamel Lesser gems sparkled in settings too along wi


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    TAMS Journal, Vol. 22, No. 1

    2/1/1982 numismatics periodicals tokens medals

    War period and peaking in the 1890s these individually inscribed pieces enjoyed their greatest popularity in America Some love tokens were very primitive pieces poignantly scratched into the surface of a coin s feature by a pin nail knife or awl by a lonesome sailor a lovesick soldier or even by someone in prison These cruder pieces were called pin hole or punch work The fanciest pieces were engraved by jewelers and sometimes enameled with as many as five colors of enamel Lesser gems sparkled in settings too along wi


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    Auction Fifty-Four



    W R c s twice on the obv and five times on the rev of a holed VG 1797 English two penny B 1908 FIRE MEMENTO Neatly engraved with block letters on the planed rev of a 1902 5c APRIL 12 1908 CHELSEA FIRE C ENGRAVED MASONIC CHAPTER PENNY MEDINA MARK CHAPTER 281 around a Masonic keystone on obv G M WINEGAR in fancy script APR 24 1 900 on rev On a planed half cent planchet C love token A fancy eye surrounded by rays letter O to left and C to right Engraved on the planed rev of a 1875 10c B ENGRAVED PERSONAL TOKEN J T SPRAKER SPRAKER BW77 NY In script on the planed reverse of a holed 1852 lc B LOVE TOKEN Fancy fish with mouth open waves around and initials SPS at top Engraved on the planed rev of a 1854 25c C PHARMACEUTICAL LOVE TOKEN A mortar


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    Auction Fifty-Four



    W R c s twice on the obv and five times on the rev of a holed VG 1797 English two penny B 1908 FIRE MEMENTO Neatly engraved with block letters on the planed rev of a 1902 5c APRIL 12 1908 CHELSEA FIRE C ENGRAVED MASONIC CHAPTER PENNY MEDINA MARK CHAPTER 281 around a Masonic keystone on obv G M WINEGAR in fancy script APR 24 1 900 on rev On a planed half cent planchet C love token A fancy eye surrounded by rays letter O to left and C to right Engraved on the planed rev of a 1875 10c B ENGRAVED PERSONAL TOKEN J T SPRAKER SPRAKER BW77 NY In script on the planed reverse of a holed 1852 lc B LOVE TOKEN Fancy fish with mouth open waves around and initials SPS at top Engraved on the planed rev of a 1854 25c C PHARMACEUTICAL LOVE TOKEN A mortar


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    Auction Fifty-Four



    W R c s twice on the obv and five times on the rev of a holed VG 1797 English two penny B 1908 FIRE MEMENTO Neatly engraved with block letters on the planed rev of a 1902 5c APRIL 12 1908 CHELSEA FIRE C ENGRAVED MASONIC CHAPTER PENNY MEDINA MARK CHAPTER 281 around a Masonic keystone on obv G M WINEGAR in fancy script APR 24 1 900 on rev On a planed half cent planchet C love token A fancy eye surrounded by rays letter O to left and C to right Engraved on the planed rev of a 1875 10c B ENGRAVED PERSONAL TOKEN J T SPRAKER SPRAKER BW77 NY In script on the planed reverse of a holed 1852 lc B LOVE TOKEN Fancy fish with mouth open waves around and initials SPS at top Engraved on the planed rev of a 1854 25c C PHARMACEUTICAL LOVE TOKEN A mortar


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    TAMS Journal, Vol. 22, No. 1

    2/1/1982 numismatics periodicals tokens medals

    War period and peaking in the 1890s these individually inscribed pieces enjoyed their greatest popularity in America Some love tokens were very primitive pieces poignantly scratched into the surface of a coin s feature by a pin nail knife or awl by a lonesome sailor a lovesick soldier or even by someone in prison These cruder pieces were called pin hole or punch work The fanciest pieces were engraved by jewelers and sometimes enameled with as many as five colors of enamel Lesser gems sparkled in settings too along wi


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    Auction Fifty-Four



    W R c s twice on the obv and five times on the rev of a holed VG 1797 English two penny B 1908 FIRE MEMENTO Neatly engraved with block letters on the planed rev of a 1902 5c APRIL 12 1908 CHELSEA FIRE C ENGRAVED MASONIC CHAPTER PENNY MEDINA MARK CHAPTER 281 around a Masonic keystone on obv G M WINEGAR in fancy script APR 24 1 900 on rev On a planed half cent planchet C love token A fancy eye surrounded by rays letter O to left and C to right Engraved on the planed rev of a 1875 10c B ENGRAVED PERSONAL TOKEN J T SPRAKER SPRAKER BW77 NY In script on the planed reverse of a holed 1852 lc B LOVE TOKEN Fancy fish with mouth open waves around and initials SPS at top Engraved on the planed rev of a 1854 25c C PHARMACEUTICAL LOVE TOKEN A mortar


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    Gobrecht Journal #62

    3/15/1995



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    TAMS Journal, Vol. 22, No. 1

    2/1/1982 numismatics periodicals tokens medals

    War period and peaking in the 1890s these individually inscribed pieces enjoyed their greatest popularity in America Some love tokens were very primitive pieces poignantly scratched into the surface of a coin s feature by a pin nail knife or awl by a lonesome sailor a lovesick soldier or even by someone in prison These cruder pieces were called pin hole or punch work The fanciest pieces were engraved by jewelers and sometimes enameled with as many as five colors of enamel Lesser gems sparkled in settings too along wi


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    The Numismatist, July 1989

    7/1/1989 ANA Numismatist

    dies to produce the 3 H inch embossed image on the card This year s Summer Seminar sou venir card will be available on the opening day of the Summer Seminar July 9 Cards can be purchased for 10 each at the Museum Store or by mail for 12 each postpaid Mail orders should be addressed to ANA Museum Store 8 1 8 North Cascade Avenue Colorado Springs CO 80903 3279 Award Established for love token Exhibits At last year s anniversary convention in Cincinnati Ohio a trust fund was set up to finance awards for the best love token exhibit at local or regional coin shows I he fund established in memory of Margarette Entenmann was initiated with a 4 500 donation Mrs Entenmann the late wife of Love Token Society President Lloyd Enten mann was an avid love token collector A love token


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    Love Tokens as Engraved Coins

    /1991 Numismatics; Tokens

    CHAPTER 1 IN THE BEGINNING To the average person the term love token has absolutely no meaning or understanding Primarily this is due to the fact that the subject has had very little publicity in any time period From what little that has been written it seems that according to legend love tokens or tokens of love had their beginning in Great Britain but there is no references as to time period Perhaps we should at this point distinguish the difference bet


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    Love Tokens as Engraved Coins

    /1991 Numismatics; Tokens

    CHAPTER 15 AMERICAN love tokenS BY CATEGORIES PART I Love Tokens began to appear in the United States some where around the late 1 820 s and grew in popularity until 1909 when Congress passed a law making it illegal to mutilate coin Later the law was amended to make it illegal to mutilate coin for the purpose of fraud But by that time the economy and customs had both changed and the love token was never really revived Sev


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    Love Tokens as Engraved Coins

    /1991 Numismatics; Tokens



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    Love Tokens as Engraved Coins

    /1991 Numismatics; Tokens

    area where he purchased one of the first automobiles a Winton and at one time he was arrested for scaring horses During the great depression he sold the car to the Smithsonian Institute where it still remains Not an exciting story but certainly a touching sentimental one and one that will live on for many more years Both of these tokens are shown as 338 on Plate AH It is rare to find a love token or piece of love token jewelry that has it s history along with it It is truly a shame that this is the case because during the time most of these love tokens were given and received the economy was not far above a rock bottom level A dime or quarter in those days was treasured as much if not more than a 1 000 gift today It is hard for us today to visualize how they lived during that time


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    ROWLANDCONVICT LOVE TOKEN SOLD

    09/07/2014

    ROWLANDCONVICT love token SOLD http www coinbooks org esylum_v17n37a37 html We 39 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 226 128 153 s love nearly tripled its estimate when sold in Noble Numismatics 226 128 153 July 29 auction The 1797 British Cartw


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    AUSTRALIA ISSUES “CONVICT LOVE TOKENS” COINS

    04/10/2016

    AUSTRALIA ISSUES CONVICT love tokenS COINS http www coinbooks org esylum_v19n15a36 html Coin Update published an article April 4 2016 about new Australian coins honoring quot Convict Love Tokens quot a form of folk art made by British prisoners being sent to Australia There is a book bout Convict Love Tokens that we discussed earlier see the links below Editor The Royal Australian Mint has issu


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    Token and Medal Auction #32, Part 2



    CUPINE MASTER OF DEFENSE around por cupine Rx Displayed eagle ORDER OF THE E L F 1915 Cu 33mm VF 1496 WARD BEAM S INTERNATIONAL AUTO DAREDEVIL CONTEST car jumping over ramp below Rx FOR GOOD LUCK CARRY THIS THE LORDS PRAYER LP follows 32mm Sil d Brass VF 1497 GOOD FOR ONE SHINE AT ANY BOOT BLACK STAND around THE FAMOUS SHOES 117 MARKET ST Rx Same 33mm Sil d Brass XF 1498 love token Script HMD engraved border On 1904 50 Pin for wearing on rx 1499 Love token Intricate engraved border Fancy N M ctr On seated quarter Rx pin for weating 1500 Love token Engraved border J M G ctr on Canadian quarter 1501 Love token SE monogram Fancy engraved border On holed seated 10 1502 Love token JFW monogram on 1853 1 gold Remains of broken ring mounting on rx 1503


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    Token and Medal Auction #32, Part 2



    CUPINE MASTER OF DEFENSE around por cupine Rx Displayed eagle ORDER OF THE E L F 1915 Cu 33mm VF 1496 WARD BEAM S INTERNATIONAL AUTO DAREDEVIL CONTEST car jumping over ramp below Rx FOR GOOD LUCK CARRY THIS THE LORDS PRAYER LP follows 32mm Sil d Brass VF 1497 GOOD FOR ONE SHINE AT ANY BOOT BLACK STAND around THE FAMOUS SHOES 117 MARKET ST Rx Same 33mm Sil d Brass XF 1498 love token Script HMD engraved border On 1904 50 Pin for wearing on rx 1499 Love token Intricate engraved border Fancy N M ctr On seated quarter Rx pin for weating 1500 Love token Engraved border J M G ctr on Canadian quarter 1501 Love token SE monogram Fancy engraved border On holed seated 10 1502 Love token JFW monogram on 1853 1 gold Remains of broken ring mounting on rx 1503


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