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WeissWeiss Posts: 9,922 ✭✭✭✭✭

Was offered a stack of early 1980s sterling silver rounds a few days back.

Almost turned my nose up to them. Sterling? Who needs it.

Then I looked a little closer and realized they were actually coins, with denominations. And they were in beautiful condition.

And then I realized they had a mint/privy mark on them that I recognized and thought: How cool is that?

Turns out all from this series are pretty rare, and some are very valuable. So I scooped up most of the 30 or so pieces. Recognize the mint/privy mark?

I also finally added a piece to my sterling silver beer mug/tankard collection:

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We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
--Severian the Lame

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice pickup on the coins... and an interesting addition to your mug collection... One of which I still want... ;) Cheers, RickO

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,426 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wonder how your going to drink out of that tankard ;)
    I picked up this love token this week. Host coin is a liberty head half eagle.

    Young Numismatist/collector
    73 Positive BST transactions buying and selling with 44 members and counting!
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  • WeissWeiss Posts: 9,922 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gold love tokens are pretty rare in my experience, @Kliao . Great piece!

    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
    --Severian the Lame
  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,426 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Weiss said:
    Gold love tokens are pretty rare in my experience, @Kliao . Great piece!

    Thanks :) . It’s also interesting that the date on the coin is in the 1900’s while most I see are from the mid to late 1800’s.

    Young Numismatist/collector
    73 Positive BST transactions buying and selling with 44 members and counting!
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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,569 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool gold love token!

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,426 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I picked up another gold love token. This one on a type 3 gold dollar. Acquired it for under spot.

    Young Numismatist/collector
    73 Positive BST transactions buying and selling with 44 members and counting!
    instagram.com/klnumismatics

  • BaleyBaley Posts: 22,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Kliao said:
    I picked up another gold love token. This one on a type 3 gold dollar. Acquired it for under spot.

    CAC, how awesome is that? 😉👍

    Liberty: Parent of Science & Industry

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,426 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Baley said:

    @Kliao said:
    I picked up another gold love token. This one on a type 3 gold dollar. Acquired it for under spot.

    CAC, how awesome is that? 😉👍

    Nice! I didn’t notice that.

    Young Numismatist/collector
    73 Positive BST transactions buying and selling with 44 members and counting!
    instagram.com/klnumismatics

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gold love tokens are not common.... mostly because gold represented more value during the time love tokens were popular. Jewelry for the wealthy... Cheers, RickO

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,569 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool love token!

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