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Title: Engraved Victoria Crown
Post by: Henk on August 08, 2020, 08:26:02 PM
I have a nice Victoria Crown, dated 1890. The obverse of which is grouond off and engraved, in an ornamental style with:

LEWIS | FROM | AUNT LEAH

Certainly a nice present. Probably used to hang from a watch chain.
Title: Re: Engraved Victoria Crown
Post by: brandm24 on August 09, 2020, 11:21:18 AM
Very nice engraving, Henk. I see quite a few engraved British silver coins, and some copper, most very well done.

 It makes you wonder how some of these family keepsakes became separated from their owners. Aunt Leah was obviously very fond of her nephew.

Bruce
Title: Re: Engraved Victoria Crown
Post by: Abhay on August 09, 2020, 01:06:36 PM
Such engraved coins are called "Love Tokens".

More about Love Token on this link - http://lovetokensociety.com/history/love-tokens/

Abhay