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1795 Flowing Hair Dollar "Love Token"

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 Posted 09/25/2020  2:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add EDM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
"C K" was probably a wealthy sportsman. Or woman. I would presume that the artwork was accomplished by a jeweler or watchmaker.
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 Posted 09/27/2020  10:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd venture the value of this unique piece to be anywhere between $1,500-$3,000, depending largely upon the venue.

I agree it was most likely engraved in the latter 19th century. This may well have been engraved by a gunsmith-engraver who performed work for one of the top companies, like Winchester. If so, the artist might be found by comparing style and form on period firearms that are richly engraved. Attribution and history easily add value to pieces like this.
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 Posted 09/27/2020  11:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I'd venture the value of this unique piece to be anywhere between $1,500-$3,000, depending largely upon the venue.

I think damaged or not, I would somehow come up with $1500 for that item. I don't collect "Love Tokens" but would certainly make an exception for that beautiful art.
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 Posted 09/28/2020  4:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add smokeriderdon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is FAR beyond some guy carving something into a coin. This is a craftsman doing an INCREDIBLE job. Clearly it was done before there was a premium on this coin like there is today. Some provenance WOULD be great, but as it stands it is an incredible piece of art and I certainly see a value between 1500 and 3000 as mentioned.
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"Great artistic work but now only a damaged coin."

Even a "damaged" coin, despite our collective mourning, remains a coin.
It has a place in our hobby.
Brother, can you spare a "BARBER" dime?
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 Posted Yesterday   6:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very lovely example of the art - I would welcome this into my collection any day.
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