Victorian Era "Mother" Love Token
Love tokens date back hundreds of years, but it was in the late 1800s they reached their peak in both the United States and Britain. This was after Queen Victorian made sentimental jewellery popular following the death of her beloved husband, Price Albert.
After the Civil war in the United States, people wanted a way to keep their loved ones close. This type of token was an inexpensive way to capture a sentiment by engraving letters or designs.
It became so popular in England, that you could find a booth engraving them at every fair. Family members, friends and suitors could have a coin engraved with a secret message or initials to be given as a memento to their loved ones.
This coin is dated 1892 with the word "Mother" lovingly scrolled across it's front. It is evident the coin has been worn and loved over the years. There is some scratching to the front of the coin but you can only really see it if you are searching for it or looking through a loupe.
This token is being sold without a chain however if you would like to find a chain to match please send us a message and we would be happy to help.
The jump ring attached to it's top is secure making it the perfect keepsake to be worn for the next 100 years.
28.3mm high (including the bale/jump ring) x 24mm
1892 Silver Quarter Coin