AUD $78.00
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1949 Half Penny Pendant

Sorry, this old coin is no longer available. However, we may have some others soon.

A copper 1949 Australian Half Penny (Ha'penny) handset into a hinged slim Sterling Silver Pendant.

Featuring on one side the bounding Kangaroo. On the reverse there is the profile of King George V1th. (The Queen's dad.)

This coin has a smooth deep midtone patina with some underlying darker stains.

So if you like the look of it, don't polish the actual coin as it has taken decades to acquire this colour and you wouldn't want it to look brand new !

However careful use of a dry "Silver Polishing Cloth" on the silver will put the shine back on it when it starts to oxidize.

The silver suspension ring (5 mm) will comfortably take a chord, chain or choker.

I realize this is not a particularly valuable coin, but it's refined sculptural qualities and nostalgia value have always appealed to me. (And what better souvenir of Australia than a wearable bit of its history.)

We took this old Australian coin to Indonesia where our Silversmith hand set it for us in Sterling Silver.

We had a number of different coins done and each is a one of a kind using genuine coins we've collected over the years.

 

Age: Coin 1949, silver contemporary.

Size: H 37 mm x W 26 mm

Weight: 7 grams