Featured Brooch Coin Holder

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Thrifster, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Thrifster

    Thrifster Well-Known Member

    This is a antique or vintage coin holder I purchased awhile back at the TS. I put a nickle and penny in it to show what it looks like with them in it. I think it's from the Art Nouveau period and I think it's a Brooch or something to place on a coat, purse flap or belt, etc... There are no maker marks on it. There are 2 screws on the back to attach it with.

    I've searched the internet but could not find a coin holder like this with the screw backs. Does anyone know what it should be placed on or what time period it was from or perhaps who might have made this item? Thanks in advance for any information.



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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Maybe attached to a belt? How far apart are the screws?
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  3. Thrifster

    Thrifster Well-Known Member

    Bronwen, the screws are about 1 1/4" apart from point to point.
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  4. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    If it is European, the measurement in mm might turn out to be correct for typical distance between belt holes?
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  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    could it have held something other than coins..?
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  6. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I considered stamp holder, but they seem not to have any kind of spring. This is most like a 'sovereign holder', as far as I can tell.
  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    hummmm. how does the Sovereign compare to the size of that nickle ??

    sooo, like this is for Mad Money ?? :hilarious::hilarious:
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  8. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Sovereign = 22.05 mm Nickel = 20.05 mm

    Value used to be 1 pound. Don't know what you did if you got back change!
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019
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  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    that nickle looks pretty snug....

    for change..... leave a tip !!! Heehehe!!
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  10. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    May have been a Half Sov. 19.3mm
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