Brass Victorian Coin Scale for Sovereigns


Late 19th Century Brass Coin Scale

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W-2 H-2 L-10 (cm)

Item Reference:

56643-731-4Tip! This item's Ref-Code breaks down thus...
Item Ref Code: 56643-731-4
Item No. 56643 - Dealer No. 731 - Building No. 4


A pocket coin scale made from brass in the late 19th century. This would allow the owner of the scales to check the weight of sovereigns and half sovereigns, to ensure they are not forgeries given by unscrupulous landlords or tavern owners.
When the sovereign was placed in the allotted section of the scale it would balance the counter weight perfectly, if forged it would not balance.
Bears warranty stamp and has section for both full sovereign and half sovereign.


Item Reference
Height: 2 cm
Width: 2 cm
Length: 10 cm
1880 - 1901, C19th (Late Victorian)
Country of Origin
Good condition for age.


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