1930s EM Salter engraved Sixpence Love Token, Black Dog, Devon England

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#AD010 Salter Genealogy British English Sixpence Token


This is a great old original engraved or altered vintage English silver love token sixpence coin with the name "E.M. Salter, Black Dog, Crediton, Devon" beautifully hand engraved on reverse. We found evidence of Miss E. M. Salter, who lived in Black Dog in 1944. Black Dog is a village in mid Devon, ten miles north of Crediton, on one of the highest ridges between the two National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor. The village is split between the parishes of Washford Pyne and Woolfardisworthy (pronounced as "Woolsery") in South West England. We assume "Church Cott" to be the name of her cottage.

A great old pre war one of a kind piece, found in Totnes, Devon, England. It is a George VI Silver Crown after George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George), born in 1895. His wife was Elizabeth Bowes-Lyons, known as Queen Elizabeth. Their eldest daughter was the current HRH Queen Elizabeth II, who ascended to the throne after George's death in 1952.

This is a sixpence, which were used for tokens and called "Lucky Sixpence". Love token coins rarely have the last name engraved, and this is a beautiful rare piece engraved by a master.

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Size: .75 inch diameter
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