British Milled - George III - 1762 Quarter Guinea - 'Love Token'
Coins - English Milled - General
GBP (£) 100 - 150
EUR (€) 120 - 180
USD ($) 120 - 190
Sold for (Inc. premium): £368
Dated 1762. Early Coinage. Twice bent for use as a 'love token'. 2.08 grams. Bent deliberately, otherwise about very fine.
The giving of a deliberately bent coin as a token of love was common practice in the 17th/18th century period. Usually, the coin used was a silver sixpence and, rarely, as in this case, a gold coin was used. At five shillings and threepence, a quarter guinea represented a significant sum in the period so presumably indicated a quite serious affair! Interesting.
Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury WayLondon WC1A 2TH
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