Copper Coin Hand Stamped Bird Earrings

$29.00

Love birds? These copper coin earrings have the most lovely flying bird hand stamped on to them from a genuine vintage European coin. This coin is the Irish 50 pence with Woodcock design that is original to the farthing coin of 1928. This game bird was important in Irish culture, sometimes an addition to the dinner table.
The copper discs are patinated to bring out the texture of the impressed coin and coated with high grade jewelry clear coat. Very unique coin earrings, only limited number of this coin can still be found.
 
Handcrafted stainless steel earwires. (surgical grade) Copper shapes are 7/8 inch (22mm).
 
Handmade in the USA.
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Description

Love birds? These copper coin earrings have the most lovely flying bird hand stamped on to them from a genuine vintage European coin. This coin is the Irish 50 pence with Woodcock design that is original to the farthing coin of 1928. This game bird was important in Irish culture, sometimes an addition to the dinner table.

The coins officially measured 0.796875 inches (20.2406 mm) in diameter and weighed 2.83495 grams. The bronze coin is (was) made up of 95.5% copper, 3% tin and 1.5% zinc. It was introduced in 1928 to replace the British farthing and ceased to be legal tender on 1 August 1969. As the Irish pound was pegged to the British pound until 1979, the Irish farthing had the same dimensions and weight as the British version.

The reverse design featuring a woodcock was by English artist Percy Metcalfe.

Handcrafted stainless steel earwires. (surgical grade) Copper shapes are 7/8 inch (22mm).
 
Handmade in the USA.
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Jewelry comes packaged in an organza gift bag. Please contact me if you would like other type of packaging.

 

 

Additional information

Weight 2 oz



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