A SMALL COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE SILVER
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COIN HOLDER
SOVEREIGN HOLDER
COUNTER HOLDER

silver coin holder is a container of cylindrical form used to hold a pile of coins of identical size. Some Russian examples consist of three containers, placed side by side, suitable to hold three pile of coins of different size. An interior spring propelled the stack to the top of the container for an easier removal of the uppermost coin.

The silver sovereign holder was used in England for carrying either full or half gold sovereigns. It had the shape of a locket or of a watch and was often worn on a chain and kept by gentlemen in a waist coat pocket.

Russian antique silver coin holder

In the USA, ladies used a small compact purse with mirror, powder compartment, clip for paper money and one or two spring loaded coin holders.

In the 18th and the 19th century gambling games, such as cards and dice, were very popular among the European aristocracy and a silver counter box was used to house the 'chips' or counters that were used to wager with. Both ladies and gentlemen carried a cylindrical counter box on parties and dinners after which games would be played


Russian antique silver coin holder Russian antique silver coin holder

silver sovereign holder in watch shape silver sovereign holder in watch shape


silver sovereign holder in locket shape silver sovereign holder in locket shape

silver compact purse with sovereign holder silver compact purse with sovereign holder
old sheffield plate counter box old sheffield plate counter box
old sheffield plate counter box

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