Carol Bastable of the Love Token Society has been on a decades-long quest to locate contemporary images of people wearing bracelets and other jewelry items made with love tokens
- coins engraved with initials and other sentiments which were quite popular around the turn of the last century. This week she discovered an image of a man wearing what may be a coin stickpin, and
it turns out the name written on the back of the photo is that of a well-known American numismatist. -Editor
This came up in my search for people wearing love token jewelry. I am not positive that he is wearing a love token stickpin but what was even more interesting was who he was and the seller's
description of him.
So ... who is the Mystery Numismatist? Is that really a coin on his stickpin? HINT: the card was found on eBay.
On a related topic, see the article elsewhere in this issue about love tokens found in the River Thames. -Editor
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
LOVE TOKEN BRACELET PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY (http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/esylum_v20n44a14.html)
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