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Love Tokens

The altering of coins goes back to the late 1700s or earlier. Love tokens are generally defined as coins on which one side, or sometimes both sides, has been smoothed down and engraved with ornate initials, names, phrases or scenes often with an ornate border. These were often given to young ladies as "tokens of love" by a man who is trying to persuade a woman to marry him. The practice seems to have originated in Great Britain in the early 1800's, and migrated to the United States in the mid- to late-1800's. The Seated Liberty dime of the 1850's - 1880's is by far the most popular host coin, but tokens are known on all denominations of U. S. coins from half cents through twenty-dollar gold pieces as well as numerous world coin denominations.

Love Tokens For Sale

Victorian 1887 L. H. BROWN LOVE TOKEN Hand-Engraved Seated Liberty Dime Charm

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1889 Indian Head Penny Love Token Initials N & I on Reverse Very Fancy! L@@K

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Antique Silver Love Token Engraved Initials GJW GWJ JGW JWG WGJ WJG Quarter

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CANADA 5 CENTS SILVER QUEEN VICTORIA LOVE TOKEN "ARCH".

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1853 hand shake FANCY LOVE TOKEN 2.5 DOLLAR LIBERTY GOLD COIN IN FINE CONDITION

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1885 Seated Liberty Dime - Engraved Love Token - Silver Coin - JT361

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1860-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar Love Token "Willie" "1872"

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Victorian Love Token Canadian 5 Cents Silver CR RC Initials Monogram

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1896 Great Britain Penny Counterstamped Penny Love Token Tom & Beatrice KM 790

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LOVE TOKEN ON 1883 LIBERTY 5c WAS GOLD PLATED AT ONE TIME (RACKETEER NICKEL)?

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Love Tokens For Sale

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver 8 Coin Love Token Charm Bracelet 1887 - 1888

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Love Token With, French, Engraved On Obverse Of United States Capped Bust Dime

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Love Token M M L Engraved on Reverse 1890 Seated Dime

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Love Token H C R Engraved on Reverse 1877 United States Seated Dime

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1875 seated dime love token light house design over ocean with initials "E.H.W."

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1875 Liberty seated dime love tokens "Grandma" and "Grandpa"

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Love Token Seated Liberty Half Dollar

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Love Token on 1854 Seated Liberty Quarter beautiful work High Grade RARE #11146

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Love Token on Half Dime beautiful work High Grade RARE #11144

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Love Token on 1853 Half Dime beautiful work High Grade RARE #11143

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Love Tokens are valued for their workmanship and metal value, for example a gold coin love token is worth much more than one on silver or copper. If in addition to initials, pictures are engraved or jewels are inlayed, these have much more value than the more common tokens that only have initials. Hundreds of thousands of coins probably were altered in this manner, with a pin added on the back or they were put on bracelets and necklaces. The love token fad faded out in the early 1900s


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