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Au+ Seated Dime Love Tokens

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 Posted 07/02/2022  10:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DoctorBurnzy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice, Bump111!!! I've been trying to do that for myself as well.
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 Posted 07/02/2022  10:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TimNH to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's my only love token, it's a quarter, no idea what it says or means but this thread seems like a good excuse to dig it out and post it -

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 Posted 07/03/2022  3:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Really beautiful examples!
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 Posted 07/03/2022  5:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Awesome, thanks for sharing! If anybody has love tokens, post them here!!
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 Posted 07/03/2022  7:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DoctorBurnzy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@jacrispies I think you are correct with the IBD now that I look at it again. I can't find a photo of the obverse of my IHC Love Token. I don't think I saved a copy. I'll have to take it out of whatever bank it's in and photograph it again at some point. I know it's an 1880 IHC with this as its reverse.
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 Posted 07/03/2022  8:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll buy these with the right design. The first two for sure, the last not so much. Nice pieces you have there.
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 Posted 07/03/2022  10:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
DoctorBurnzy, that is a nice IHC love token! The engravings on cents tend to be more crude than others, but yours was very well done. I don't have a love token on a cent yet, but it is on my bucket list. Thank you for sharing!
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 Posted 07/03/2022  11:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DoctorBurnzy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I believe this was done by a good engraver way back when....however, I think some heat/fire pit may have been added to it sometime later to get the desired effect. I think I paid $32 for this after a little hagglin'. It was worth it to me after seeing as you said mostly crude engravings on IHCs.
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 Posted 07/04/2022  05:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bump111 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That IHC token is fantastic, Doc! The engraver was certainly a craftsman. It seems to fit your collecting focus very well.
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 Posted 07/04/2022  11:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Happy Independence Day! Here is a 1776 8 Reales "CVL" Love Token...


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 Posted 07/04/2022  3:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DoctorBurnzy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow!! I'm going to assume this was done 100 years later perhaps even on the Centennial. Spectacular.....maybe done at the Centennial Exposition.
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I'm going to assume this was done 100 years later perhaps even on the Centennial. Spectacular.....maybe done at the Centennial Exposition.

Never thought about that! Love tokens on 8 reales are uncommon, so this theory makes sense!!
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 Posted 07/05/2022  4:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DoctorBurnzy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If I had a well-known jewelry store/engraving business or just if I were a really good craftsman with some means, I definitely would've set up a booth at least on the weekends between May 10th and November 10th of 1876 in Philadelphia. Also, I would've tried to get some 1776 Reales or any other coins accepted and dated 1776 in the US prior to the Coinage Act 1857 to be used as Love Tokens and be sold at a premium to the other Love Tokens made. Also, it would've been easier to have 1876 coins on hand as well....
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Happy Independence Day! Here is a 1776 8 Reales "CVL" Love Token...
Fantastic!
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