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WG-5483:  1821 George IV Full Silver Crown – Love Token.  SECVNDO edge, very nice grade.  Hand engraved “BEATRICE” on the obverse.  This is most likely a Birthing token and would have been engraved in 1821 to commemorate the birth of Beatrice.  It was the tradition at this period in time to bestow a gift of silver in the form of a coin upon a newly born child.  There is a rather interesting display on such things in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.  An interesting insight into English Georgian customs.  £98