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Posted 3 years ago


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Found this interesting bracelet but cannot identify the whatchamacallit hanging from it. Tried to slide a SEPTA token in one side but it didn't fit. The only coin that fits is a dime. Both sides look as though they hold coins of some sort - but what coins? Don't recall if older transport tokens were smaller. The bracelet is a heavy (?brass?) chain and the chain surrounding the ?coin holder? is rather interesting. There are no markings of any sort anywhere on this bracelet. Any ideas?

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  1. FineLines FineLines, 3 years ago
    Hello AR8Jason. Yes, I agree and like your token holder. Maybe I can find an old PTC (Penna Transportation Company) token and try it out. Thanks for the comment - think we can retire this Unsolved, don't you? DD
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Hi! In Australia we call these items 'sovereign cases'.
    If you google that term you'll get lots of images. Originally they were meant to carry one pound coins or 'sovereigns' and half pound coins were smaller 'half-sovereigns'. They were gold bullion. The sovereigns these days are mounted and used as items of jewellry. The sovereigns are highly collectible numismatic are sovereign cases.
    The cases were highly fashionable items in Edwardian times.
    Your case may not have been for sovereigns, maybe just dimes.
    Perhaps it was a way of carrying around enough spere change for a phone call or two?
  3. FineLines FineLines, 3 years ago
    Hello vetraio50! At your suggestion, I saw a number of beautiful silver engraved sovereign cases online. My inclination is to agree with AR8Jason that it held transportation tokens. Whatever it is, it is a fun bracelet charm and I always receive comments about it. Thank you for sharing your ideas and leading me to a new discovery - sovereign cases! DD@Phila
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Thanks FineLines and I've learnt a lot more about US tokens. Regards!

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