Engraved with an “F”
French was my grandmother’s maiden name.
Open, it reveals a coin.
Liberty head nickel, 1899
And is imprinted with these words:
22 SEP 1902
It holds coins for the trolley fare.
A nickel is the perfect size.
Was it made for the American market,
or is there an English coin the same size?
The silver six pence is a bit too small.
Minted for Queen
Purchased at a shop in Canterbury.
Worn in my shoe on my wedding day.
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.