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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 15, April 12, 2009, Article 9

AN UNUSUAL LOVE TOKEN FIND

Greg Anglin writes:
This is the story of my most UNUSUAL coin find. I am a vintage toy dealer. Recently I purchased a group of toy trucks at a rural upstate New York auction. One truck was in really rusty, terrible condition so I decided to throw it out.

As I was walking to the trash can with it I noticed it had some type of friction mechanism inside the cab. I actuated the mechanism & out popped what I thought was a round game piece or slug, but then I noticed it looked like a coin. I recognized it because I happen to be a coin collector.

I got out my loupe and looked at it closely. It turns out it was an 1854 Seated Liberty quarter! On the date side it had traces of old mountings and the other side had been planed down and made into a love token with the initial "J" with a fancy scroll on either side. This probably has very minimal value but what an unusual way to find an old coin or love token!


Love Token obverse Love token reverse




Wayne Homren, Editor

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