Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Love Token Necklaces

If you're searching for a nice gift, I'll be listing quite a few love token necklace in my Etsy shop in November. From the early 1800s to the early 1900s, tokens made from coins were given to loved ones by suitors, friends and family. One side (sometimes both sides) of the coin were smoothed down and engraved with initials, names, phrases and/or scenes. The Seated Liberty dime from the 1850s–1880s was frequently used, but tokens are known on all U.S. denominations, as well as on many world coin denominations. 

Here's an older picture of some of the tokens my collection, a few of which have already sold. If you're interested in a particular token or necklace in one of the pics, please shoot me an email.

Soon to be listed love token necklaces.

Love tokens available for swapping out.