Cufflinks can add an elegant and stylish statement to a man's attire as well as injecting a bit of personality. Our silvertone rope bezel coin cuff links include genuine 1859 "First-Year-of-Issue" U.S. Indian Head Pennies encircled by antique rope settings that will make your cuffs a great conversation starter at your social event. In 1858 the director of the mint suggested a design change to the one-cent coin as it was difficult to strike. James B. Longacre was selected to design the new one-cent coin.
Longacre decided to use Liberty on the obverse of the coin. Legend states that he modeled Liberty after his daughter Sarah wearing a headdress of an Indian Chief who visited the mint. No one knows if Sarah was the model as James B. Longacre once stated Venus, a Greek statue, was his inspiration for the design.
The reverse was first designed to resemble laurel and then was changed to oak. Composition changes occurred during the 50-year reign of the Indian Head Cent ranging from copper-nickel to bronze. The copper-nickel Indian Head cents were so light in color they were called white cents.
The Indian Head cent was minted from 1859-1909. These coin cuff links have bullet back closures making them very easy to put on.
Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
7/8" x 7/8" x 3/4" - pewter, US coins