Jewelry from coin

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Vince11229, Nov 8, 2018 at 4:43 PM.

  1. Vince11229

    Vince11229 Member

    How about a forum/thread for coins that have been made into jewelry? I am suggesting this as my wife and I recently purchased a bag of jewelry at a flea market that looked to have some interesting stuff. We found a Victorian love token pin that was made from an 1876 seated liberty quarter(There are initials where the eagle once was-I mourned a bit when I figured out what they did 140 years ago). Also we found a 1938 peso coin from the United States of Mexico that appears to have been gold plated. They look cool and I got a kick out of the first seated liberty I ever held. After a bit of research I discovered the love tokens are a big deal:
    https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/how-victorians-fell-in-love-with-pocket-change/
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    Here’s the peso which was made into a pendant. Cool eagle with a snake in its beak.
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  3. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    a button from a 1797 (?) half dime
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  4. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    A nice necklace charm from an 1800 half dime
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  7. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    This is very upsetting as a half dime collector mintage 24000 and value 3000/$5000 in its current condition minus the hole and pie wheel cuts.
    Sad to see a very valuable specimen reduced to scrap medal.
     
  8. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

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    Proof only. Mintage 900.
     
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  9. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    $1 gold love token with hole and ring:

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    :eek: :(

    I got it for a bit over melt. I sold it to a dealer with a Charlotte love token customer for, well, a good bit more than that. :)
     
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  10. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    1876 IHC Love Token.jpg
    A very cool token from a 1876 IHC if the reverse looked as good as the obv. does I much rather had the 76 cent intact. Paid $5 I'm thinking xf 45/Au 50 350/$450?+/-
     
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  11. YoloBagels

    YoloBagels Well-Known Member

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    I know the pictures arent very good. Ill probably take better ones tommorow

    These are two 1945 2 1/2 gold pesos that were made into earrings. They were owned by my great grandmother, meaning that they were made into jewelry not long after they were made.
     
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  13. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    From a Facebook post
    Morgan dollar keyring
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