Early Gold Milled Coins



George III '1762 Quarter Guinea' Gold Love Token 025225

Rare George III '1762 Quarter Guinea' Gold Love Token
Gold, 2.02 grams, 15.61 mm. Dated 1762. Obverse: second laureate head right with short hair. Reverse: crowned shield of arms with 1762 either side of crown. In the 18th and 19th centuries love tokens were handmade by suitors who gave them to their sweethearts. Poorer working class young men made their tokens from copper coins. The wealthy young man could use a silver or very rarely a gold coin. It was the custom for a gentleman to bend a coin and give it to his beloved as a token of his love and a sign of his intention to marry her. The coin was not to be spent, but instead, to be carried always by the woman as a demonstration of her fidelity, a constant reminder to her each time she opened her purse. S. 3741. Very fine condition, bent s-shaped as a 'Love Token'.
£350.00

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George III '1762 Quarter Guinea' Gold Love Token 025225


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