1877 TRADE DOLLAR SECRET HIDDEN LOCKET Opium Dollar Snuff / Trade Box Coin

1877 TRADE DOLLAR SECRET HIDDEN LOCKET Opium Dollar Snuff / Trade Box Coin
1877 TRADE DOLLAR SECRET HIDDEN LOCKET Opium Dollar Snuff / Trade Box Coin
1877 TRADE DOLLAR SECRET HIDDEN LOCKET Opium Dollar Snuff / Trade Box Coin
1877 TRADE DOLLAR SECRET HIDDEN LOCKET Opium Dollar Snuff / Trade Box Coin
1877 TRADE DOLLAR SECRET HIDDEN LOCKET Opium Dollar Snuff / Trade Box Coin
1877 TRADE DOLLAR SECRET HIDDEN LOCKET Opium Dollar Snuff / Trade Box Coin
1877 TRADE DOLLAR SECRET HIDDEN LOCKET Opium Dollar Snuff / Trade Box Coin

1877 TRADE DOLLAR SECRET HIDDEN LOCKET Opium Dollar Snuff / Trade Box Coin
1878 S TRADE DOLLAR SECRET LOCKET Opium Half Dollar (Snuff Box) (T32) Size: Aprox 1.1/2 Dia. Hinged coin opens to a secret hollow compartment that also has an old portrait/picture. To open, press by the hinge which is above the “ES” in states on the reverse. Very well made hinge works great. Here is an interesting piece which is commonly called a Box Dollar or Opium Dollar. These coins are original silver trade dollars which have been transformed into piece which opens up like a locket or small box. Once closed, the piece appears to be a normal silver dollar. Typically, the pieces were used to hold a small photo of a loved one or a small lock of hair. Some believe the pieces were used to smuggle small amounts opium, though not much could be held in such a coin. The example here is made from an 1878 S Trade Dollar and is in nice condition. When close, the coin appears to be a typical Trade Dollar with strong fine details. The lid of the Box Dollar pops open and can be slid down slight to allow it to open, as seen in the photos. The small area in the center is used to install a picture. An overall very nice example of the popular Box Dollar. The item “1877 TRADE DOLLAR SECRET HIDDEN LOCKET Opium Dollar Snuff / Trade Box Coin” is in sale since Tuesday, April 28, 2020. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Retro, Vintage 1930s-1980s\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “kcwtraveler” and is located in Longmont, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Modified Item: Yes
  • Style: Locket
  • Metal Purity: .900
  • Material: silver
  • Metal: coin silver

1877 TRADE DOLLAR SECRET HIDDEN LOCKET Opium Dollar Snuff / Trade Box Coin