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    Spanish silver Love Token?

    Found this one yesterday. It's a 1783 Carolus III of Spain half real with what appears to be letters "A.H." inscribed on it. Underneath the letters it seems to have the date 1818, also engraved. Not sure if it's a Love token or something else.

    Thanks for the comments.

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    Last edited by Aureus; Nov 21, 2020 at 10:51 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon View Post
    I'll take your word for it.
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    I joined more pics, maybe I'm seing things but it seems to be 1818
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aureus View Post
    I joined more pics, maybe I'm seing things but it seems to be 1818
    agreed 1818, love token would be the best reason, might be others though.
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    Yes but....

    That’s called ‘graffiti’

    If it were artful, then it would be a love token.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoinFetcher View Post
    Yes but....

    That’s called ‘graffiti’

    If it were artful, then it would be a love token.
    I'm not an expert on the subject, but I doubt everyone back than had the means or the skills to offer an artful love token. It could be anything but since there's a date on it it sure is personalized
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    I disagree with Crusader. I'd go with Occam's Razor: someone (probably a kid) very crudely scratched their initials and a date on a coin. Why make the leap to a "love token?"
    Last edited by Erik in NJ; Nov 22, 2020 at 03:29 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik in NJ View Post
    I disagree with Crusader. I'd go with Occam's Razor: someone (probably a kid) very crudely scratched their initials and a date on a coin. Why make the leap to a "love token?"
    Same way you made the leap to a kid scratching it on, just a hypothesis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aureus View Post
    Same way you made the leap to a kid scratching it on, just a hypothesis.
    Right, it could also be a coded message from a spy for an Army to attack on Jan, 1, 1818.

    Occam's Razor states that the simplest explanation is probably correct. I see zero evidence that a crudely scratched coin would be a token of "love" nor a coded message from a spy.

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    Whatever the purpose it's a nice Spanish Colonial silver find. Whoever scratched it wasn't too skillful but still had a reason for doing it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik in NJ View Post
    Right, it could also be a coded message from a spy for an Army to attack on Jan, 1, 1818.

    Occam's Razor states that the simplest explanation is probably correct. I see zero evidence that a crudely scratched coin would be a token of "love" nor a coded message from a spy.
    I actually think those letters are the proof that Alexander Hamilton was still alive in 1818. Didn't want to say it at first, so not to piss you off.
    Go read my post again and find the place where I affirmed it was a Love token before freaking out.
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    I believe it’s most probably a love token very crudely scratched on by a kid in love.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Relicific View Post
    I believe it’s most probably a love token very crudely scratched on by a kid in love.
    It could be the case.
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