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    Australia coin / Mercury Dime Head - trench art?

    I found this recently at an old farm field. The parts were in different holes a few inches apart and I was lucky enough to find them all. It struck me as odd that a heart shaped 1943 Australia coin was in NJ. I did some Googling and I found other heart shaped 1943 coins from Australia that were labeled as "trench art". I would think this would/should be found overseas. Any info anyone has (or opinions) would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
    Ken



    Last edited by Ken C; 09-29-2017 at 02:37 PM.
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    Highly impressed with that Australian coin. Could it be some sort of love token?? Also very impressed that you found all three pieces.....
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    I agree with your assessment. WW2 soldier making love tokens out of coins as he traveled the world. Probably all on a bracelet or necklace when lost in that field. Great find.
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    Pretty darn cool find !
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    Beautiful find, and bet it has a great story. Too bad that probably got lost with it.
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    very cool!
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    Thanks all. I was thinking about the story of this as well once I realized where it was most likely made and when. Hopefully the young man who made it came home too.
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