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Unidentified Coin - can anyone help? | engraved jubilee 3d

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Bailey112233
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 Posted 03/02/2012  06:41 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Bailey112233 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Hi, Can anyone help to identify this coin (the one with the hole in it)I have shown the other one (3d) for scale.
One side looks like a Victoria Jubilee Head 3d coin but it is the back that has me foxed ! it shows two horse shoes and what looks like MINTO on the back. it makes me wonder if it's even a real coin but it's certainly the righ size and feel of a worn 3d coin. Any help on ID and value would be really appreciated.Thanks.





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 Posted 03/02/2012  07:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 14ers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here in the US that would be what we call a "Love Token". Back in the 19th century one would have one side of a coin shaved off then engraved with a persons initials, special date or rememberance of some sort. In this case a good luck charm. Minto could be just a nickname or a pet name for a loved one. The term "Love Token" came to be because often this was done by a young man and given to his special girl. I have read that often there were engravers working at Fairs and Carnivals. Some of the the work is very attractive. Look on eBay in coins & paper money/exonumia/tokens:love.
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