Indian Penny No Rim Cut-Out Coin Necklace 18 inch Chain
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The fine and delicate ancient art of coin piercing was originated in the 16th century by noblemen for their true loves. This charming jewelry crafted from authentic coins makes a truly exquisite custom-made gift for him or her! The Indian Head Cent - No Rim. The Indian Head one-cent coin, also referred to as an Indian Penny, was produced by the U.S. Mint from 1859 to 1909 at the Philadelphia Mint and in 1908 and 1909 at the San Francisco Mint. It had been created by James Barton Longacre, the engraver at the Philadelphia Mint 1844 to 1869. The obverse coming from the coin shows "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," the head of Liberty wearing a feather head dress associated with a Native American as well as the year of production. The term "LIBERTY" is seen throughout the entire band along the head dress. From 1859-1864 the feature of the design did not bare any designer initials. After the revision to bronze occurred in 1864, Chief Engraver Longacre modified the portrait by sharpening the details. He added his initial "L" upon the ribbon behind Liberty's neck as well. This design type would continue until the series ended, having a minor modification by Charles E. Barber in 1886, slightly changing the portrait. Two reverse designs had been obtained for use with the series. In 1859 the reverse featured "ONE CENT" inside a wreath of laurel (or appropriately olive). From 1860 until the series ended the reverse featured "ONE CENT" inside a wreath of oak and olive tied at the base possessing a ribbon having a Federal shield above. This design type continued until the end of this series in 1909 with the use of a minor modification by William Barber in 1870. The coins struck from the years 1859 to 1864 contained 88% copper and 12% nickel. During this time, prior to the issuance with the Five-Cent nickel coin, the cent was generally labeled or known as a "Nickel" or "Nick," for short. As a result of all hoarding of coinage during the Civil War, the nickel cents disappeared from daily use and had been replaced in several Northern cities by private tokens. The successfulness of these copper tokens prompted the modification in the cent to a similar metal. In 1864, the alloy was substituted for bronze (95% copper and 5% tin and zinc), and the weight of the coinage had a reduction of 72 grains to 48 grains. The weight's continued for copper-alloy U.S. cents until the introduction of the 1982 current copper-plated zinc cent (about 38.6 grains). The production total of the Indian Head cent was 1,849,648,000 pieces. The lowest minted cent was the1909-S, only 309,000. It's not considerably as rare as the 1877 issue (852,500), due to the fact that a smaller amount of this coinage was kept, primarily within the higher grades.
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Indian Penny No Rim Cut-Out Coin Necklace 18 inch Chain

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