Superb C. 1875 Love Token/“mr & Mrs”- “bliss”/wedding/antique Silver Coin Charm For Sale
Superb c. 1875 Love
Token “MR & MRS”- “BLISS” Wedding Gift Antique Silver Coin Charm
This spectacular Love Token features an artistically
rendered hand-engraved wedding motif of two hands embraced. The hands are encircled
by an elaborate period border and floral flourishes.
This extraordinary love token charm is lovingly and artistically engraved “Mr
& Mrs” - “Bliss”. This was likely presented as a wedding gift c.1875,
wishing the newlyweds a blissful future.
The coin itself is a USA Seated Liberty Dime. This miniature
masterpiece measures about ¾” in
diameter and has a deep rich patina.
Love Tokens are symbols of affection that were given as
wedding gifts, birthday gifts or as “tokens of love" by suitors. Love tokens
are circulated coins on which one side, or sometimes both have been smoothed
and then engraved with initials, names, phrases or scenes.This tradition
probably originated in Great Britain in the early 1800's, and migrated to the
United States in the mid to late 1800's. Many where fashioned from dimes. A
dime may not seem like much money. Consider, however, that hourly wage rates of
five cents or less were common during the heyday of love tokens.
This charm is from the estate of Joan Munkacsi. Joan, of A Charmed Existence, was an avid and
extremely knowledgeable collector and seller of vintage charms and charm
bracelets. We miss her.
It will be carefully packaged to insure safe delivery.
Domestic S/H – Shipping - $5.50 – includes full insurance
International – Please email for shipping costs
Please pay via PayPal at sales end. Thanks and have fun offerding!
Still Looking? I will combine shipping costs on sales won
within a one week period (Mon. - Thurs.)
Just let me know that you want to continue offerding on other sales this week
and I will send you a combined invoice on Thursday/Friday.
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Superb C. 1875 Love Token/“mr & Mrs”- “bliss”/wedding/antique Silver Coin Charm: $326