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Hallmarked silver - 1937 Coronation coin - paperweight

Hi - I have this paperweight that has what looks like a coin inside that is hallmarked. Is this a common thing to do. I have looked but been unable to find much information about it - perhaps someone here may be able to tell me a little more about it. … a8f1_o.jpg … 6208_b.jpg … b277_o.jpg

I’ve never heard of this myself. I’ve also not seen those coronation coins in hallmarked silver, they were usually just nickel, or similar. The value of the coin is around £15. The coin and the paperweight, I’m not sure. It looks unusual, but looks almost homemade. Perhaps someone working in a glass manafacturers made it for themselves on the coronation as a keepsake? It’s very interesting, I’m sorry I can’t tell you more.