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Coppertone Indian Head Cent Chandelier Earrings
Beaded by hand the Coppertone Indian Head Cent Chandelier Earrings will look great any season paired with denims or cottons. Blue, black and red glass beads are attached by hand using copper plated steel pins to a copper plated pewter bezel holding an Indian Head Cent minted from 1859-1909. The genuine United States coins are composed of 88 percent copper and are 19.05 mm in diameter. The earrings have a fish hook spring closure and measure 3.25 inches in length. A Certificate of Authenticity is included.
Indian Head Penny
Indian Cents minted from 1859-1863 and some in minted 1864 were minted of 88% copper and 12% nickel
Indian Cents minted from 1865-1909 plus some minted in 1864 were minted of 95% copper and 5% tin (these coins are considered “bronze”)
Designed by James B. Longacre
Tradition has it that Longacre’s young daughter, Sarah, posed for the portrait one day while she was visiting her father at the mint. The apocryphal story claims that an Indian chief was there at the same time and playfully placed his feathered bonnet on her head. Supposedly, Longacre made a quick sketch, which he later used as a model for his copper and gold coin designs
The first coin to feature a Native American Indian
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