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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.

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1884 MORGAN DOLLAR LOVE TOKEN

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1842 SEATED LIBERYY QUARTER LOVE TOKEN

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Seated Liberty Quarter Heavy Silver Coin Love Token Engraved Father

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Love Token, 1898 Barber Dime, NS-NH

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1857 Seated Liberty Quarter Love Token, Letter M

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1857 Seated Liberty Half Dime Love Token, Name Frank

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Canada, Victoria Quarter, Love Token, Initials ELS, E L S

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1887 SLD Love Token, Engraved Teddy G, Sept. 11 '88

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1829 Capped Bust Half Dime, VF-XF, Made into a Love Token, Letter L

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Love Tokens For Sale

LOVE TOKEN: CANADIAN 10 CENTS - "A.M.C." - SCARCE!! #U5681

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GREAT BRITAIN: 1887 HALF PENNY, LOVE TOKEN- "HY" !! #U6680

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1800's Type 3 Indian Princess Large Head Gold Dollar Love Token R and S SR or RS

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Love Token 1883 U.S. Seated Liberty Dime

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LOVE TOKEN: 1875 SEATED LIBERTY DIME - "TOPSEY" SCARCE!! #U8573

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VICTORIAN ERA CANADA SILVER COIN LOVE TOKENS LAPEL PIN OR CAPE PIN / STICK PINS

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CANADA: 1887 TEN CENTS LOVE TOKEN- "DG" #V160

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LOVE TOKEN: 1875 SEATED LIBERTY DIME - "A.N." - SCARCE!! #U6251

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LOVE TOKEN: 1899 BARBER DIME - "A.G.S." - SCARCE!! #U6263

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LOVE TOKEN: CANADA DIME - "M.F.P." - SCARCE!! DETAILS!! #V1261

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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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