A habit of the 17-19th centuries of engraving coins with messages of affection.  Most of them are American, lesser number British, also French and German.  A dime or a sixpence in the 19th century would have been the cause of anguish had it gone missing in the course of one's business.

USA, love token, on 1888 10ยข, script ERW engraved on knife-smoothed rev., loop removed, VF $31.00
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USA, "love" token engraved on dime, 1891 double brockage with DR L D / L D engraved, F on G or so, but the brockage on both sides is quite clear, how rare can this be? $175.00

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