This distinctive pocket watch has been beautifully crafted with the look of yesteryear. The front of the engraved square case houses the obverse of a genuine U.S. coin. The Liberty Nickel was minted from 1883 to 1912 and is composed of copper nickel. It is sometimes referred to as the V nickel due to the Roman numeral 5 on the obverse of the coin. The reverse features Lady Liberty designed by Charles Barber.
The Liberty Nickel first appeared without the word cents but because of fraud it was added in a later minting in 1883. Con men were trying to pass it off as the 5 dollar gold piece by dipping the coin in a thin layer of gold. The word cents was added so the public would be able to distinguish the difference between the coins.
Open the watch, and the coin's beautiful reverse design is visible inside the front cover. The face of the watch adds to its look of antiquity, but its quality quartz movement is strictly state-of-the-art.
Includes a one-year warranty along with a Certificate of Authenticity.
2 1/8" x 1 ½" x 3/8" - base metal, coin