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1976 Papuan Coin Pendant

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A nickel plated steel 1976 Papuan 10 Toea coin, handset into a hinged slim Sterling Silver Pendant.

Featuring on one side the climbing "Cus Cus" (a Tree Kangaroo). On the reverse there is a courting male "Bird Of Paradise" quivering it's spread tail (whilst perched on a wooden hand drum.)

This coin has a smooth midtone patina with a shadow of age in all the recesses which emphasizes the subtle moulding of the detail. So 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 ! (or do you ?)

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 hinged 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 appeal to me. (And Cus Cus don't get that much media coverage.)

We took this Papuan 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 1976, silver contemporary.

Size: H 36 mm x W 24 mm

Weight: 7 grams