This unisex necklace captures the spirit of the American West. A rope and green enamel bezel house a genuine United States coin giving the necklace a rich history. An Indian Head Penny minted from 1859 to 1909 is securely mounted in a western-style bezel. The pendant hangs from a 24 inch with a 3-inch extender steel rope chain. The silver-tone chain closes with a lobster claw clasp. The Indian Head penny was minted from 1859 to 1909 and is composed of copper.
It was designed by James B. Longacre and is now well over 100 years old. Legend has it, his daughter Sarah was the inspiration for modeling a headdress given to the White House from a chief. 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. The Indian Head penny was only minted in Philadelphia (which bears no mint mark) until production began at the San Francisco Mint in 1908.
A Certificate of Authenticity is included.
1 11/16" x 1 1/4" x 1/4" - enamel, base metal, US coin