Sterling Silver shines with simplistic elegance in this coin pendant design. 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 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. The coin is displayed on a 18 inch snake sterling silver chain with a lobster claw clasp. Wear the Sterling Silver Ribbon Coin Pendant with historic pride.
A Certificate of Authenticity is included.
1 3/8" x 1" x 1/16" - Sterling Silver, US coin