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Love tokens

Postby CliffB » 01 September 2016

Hi all,
This love token silver coin is a George 111 sixpence. 1817.
You find these are worn coins bent into a Z or S, which a young man or boy would give to his intended or sweetheart, think we find them after they broke up and thrown it away, ha young love nevermind, now instead of a coin the girls want a gold ring from their sweetheart :D
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Re: Love tokens

Postby Gold Jodie » 01 September 2016

CliffB wrote:Hi all,
This love token silver coin is a George 111 sixpence. 1817.
You find these are worn coins bent into a Z or S, which a young man or boy would give to his intended or sweetheart, think we find them after they broke up and thrown it away, ha young love nevermind, now instead of a coin the girls want a gold ring from their sweetheart :D


Amazing ;) Did you just give them a whole coin bent or break a piece off?

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Re: Love tokens

Postby CliffB » 01 September 2016

Hi Jodie, no the male did give the whole coin, I have found one pennies, Half pennies aswell, but a sixpence is a lot of money in them days to use as a token, he must have been very smittened

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Re: Love tokens

Postby Gold Jodie » 11 October 2016

nice, how did they usually bend them?

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Re: Love tokens

Postby CliffB » 13 October 2016

Gold Jodie wrote:nice, how did they usually bend them?


Hi Gold Jodie, i would say by any means available to them at the tiime, probably pincers in the 1800's :D

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Re: Love tokens

Postby Gold Jodie » 04 November 2016

Would it be illegal to damage currency back then? Like now

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Re: Love tokens

Postby CliffB » 07 November 2016

Hi sorry Gold Jodie.
Didn't have a notification on the post, I would say yes, but in them days is was common to test silver and gold by biting the coin to check if it was real, so a little bending would probably not be a flogging offence


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