British Half Penny Pendant
The British half penny was minted from 1672 to 1967. Originally the halfpenny was minted in copper, but after 1860 was minted in bronze. The halfpenny featured two different designs on its reverse during its years in circulation. From 1692 until 1936 the image of Britannia appeared on the reverse, and from 1937 on featured the image of Golden Hind, one of Sir Francis Drake’s ships. This is the coin used in our pendants.
For the pendant, the entire ship (including sails, ropes and masts) are hand cut inside the coin and electroplated 24k gold and platinum. Each finished coin is mounted in a beautifully handcrafted silver setting with a colored background of dyed aluminum available in BLACK, GREEN, BLUE, RED, PLUM, TEAL and COPPER.