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How Much Weight It Lost On A Love Token?

 
 
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 Posted 05/20/2019  6:41 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add machine20 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Do you think it would have helped or hurt this person's cause by putting the weight of the coin?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Love-Token...273844697627
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 Posted 05/20/2019  6:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No longer a numismatic item, complete loss of coin design leads me to think if it was based on a genuine Half Eagle in the first place.
Weight has to be known, along with fineness.
As it is, the buyer just has to believe that it was indeed based on a Half Eagle.

It must be remembered that all dates of U.S. gold coins have been copied. There remains the possibility that this piece may well be based on a 9ct or 14ct jeweler's copy.
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 Posted 05/20/2019  8:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree. The weight would not define the value necessarily.
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 Posted 05/20/2019  8:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fioti to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At one point, the token to my wife was a San Francisco transport token from

the '40s. It was many years before I could afford a proper SF Barber.
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 Posted 05/21/2019  12:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Most likely a love token made on a genuine half eagle. Before the engraving it would have had almost a quarter oz of gold about $318. It probably didn't lose enough weight to take the bullion value down to what it sold for. So yes it probably did hurt him not to have the weight listed.
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