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Object Name COIN
Catalog Number 0985.11.00159
Date 1855
Description The coin is an 1855 gold five-dollar piece. The Liberty head in profile and "1855" are on the obverse. The initials "CKT" and "Jan 3 1862" are on the reverse. The coin has a textured edge.
Dimensions Dia-0.75 inches
Owned Lizzie Woods Buell [Mrs. Herbert E. Buell]
Made United States Government
Provenance The coin is an 1855 United States five-dollar piece. Coins with one side smoothed off and engraved were popular gifts in 19th century. They were most often given as tokens of affection and known today, therefore, as "love tokens." These coins were made into brooches, bangles, watch fobs, etc., or simply carried as pocket pieces. Coin denominations most often used for "love tokens" were dimes and quarters.
People Buell, Lizzie Woods [Mrs. Herbert E.]
Woods, Lizzie
Subjects Money