Grandpa Love Token Necklace

$200.00
About Details

Love tokens were often traded as gifts among the sentimental Victorians.  Coins were filed smooth on one or both sides, and then hand-engraved with a name or initials. They were very popular in the late 1800s and were typically made as keepsakes from the giver to the receiver. So, ostensibly, someone's grandfather had this love token made from a seated dime for his grandchild in, or around, 1877 (the date on the back coin). The token hangs from a new 20" sterling silver chain.

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  • Materials: gold fill, paste
  • Age: c. 1880
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 1 3/8" diameter, 24" chain

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About Details

Love tokens were often traded as gifts among the sentimental Victorians.  Coins were filed smooth on one or both sides, and then hand-engraved with a name or initials. They were very popular in the late 1800s and were typically made as keepsakes from the giver to the receiver. So, ostensibly, someone's grandfather had this love token made from a seated dime for his grandchild in, or around, 1877 (the date on the back coin). The token hangs from a new 20" sterling silver chain.

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  • Materials: gold fill, paste
  • Age: c. 1880
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 1 3/8" diameter, 24" chain

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