Love Token - which coin?

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I seem to recall someone, probably A, saying the blank tokens were often made from a particular coin.

This one is 20mm in diameter and 2.1g. The picture shows the only detail.

Any idea on the coin please? (bit of a cheapskate love token is you ask me)
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I believe they're often a William III Sixpence. (1694-1702 AD)

I found one too recently, 20mm in size and they didn't do a very good job of bending it. I haven't cleaned it yet.

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TerraEnglandia wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:39 pm I believe they're often a William III Sixpence. (1694-1702 AD)
Thank you. I assume it corresponds to this bit from a William III sixpence
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DaveP wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:28 pm Thank you. I assume it corresponds to this bit from a William III sixpence

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Yep third bust, 1697 - 1701. :thumbsup:
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A nice find with its own history of being a coin to spend, and then a token of affection :thumbsup:
Great ID to on just 2 letters :o
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By chance I found a silver love token at the end of last month.

Our very own Oxgirl said the same as TerraEnglandia above "They are often a William III sixpence", I compared it with a William III 1697 sixpence that I had found a few days earlier (my first two bits of silver for ages!) and the size was a perfect match. Although unlike the one in this thread mine had no visible marks to confirm, or contradict, this suggestion.

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You can see a bit of his quiff too :D

Love tokens are lovely finds :Star:
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Make decent gifts, too, if directed at the right person. I'm still in credit some years after gifting one to her ladythip :thumbsup:
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figgis wrote: Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:08 pm Make decent gifts, too, if directed at the right person. I'm still in credit some years after gifting one to her ladythip :thumbsup:
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