Featured coin: Vintage Tombac Brass 1943 5 Cent Coin
These cufflinks are new.
The years during World War II were a difficult time in Canada. Canada was deeply involved in the war on every level. Supplies of nickel were vital for the war effort. So in 1943 all "nickel" coins were made instead from a Tombac Brass alloy. To avoid confusion with bronze one cent coins, the "nickel" coin was made in a dodecagonal shape (12 sided). And to replace the usual image of the beaver, they used a large "V" with a torch. V is, of course, the roman numeral for 5, the denomination of the coin. But "V" also stood for Victory, an important thought to have during war. Winston Churchill made the V sign popular. This coin was intended to help the war effort. There was also a secret message written in morse code around the inside edge of the coin.
The morse code message is "WE WIN WHEN WE WORK WILLINGLY"
The coin is tombac brass color and the cufflink backs are silver color.
Minted during the reign of King George VI.
The coins have been made into cufflinks using high quality toggle backs, professionally soldered to the coins. We use solder, not glue! We take the extra time to make quality, durable cufflinks so that they will look great for years to come.
I strive to have the best quality cufflinks on Etsy.
The condition of the coins used will be consistent with the photo, but as with any hand crafted item, may vary slightly. Specific dates are not guaranteed, except as noted above. Our cufflinks are made by hand in the U.S.A. The coins are cleaned and polished, and the result is great looking cufflinks ! Slight differences in the details of the coin or token add to the uniqueness of our cufflinks.
Warranty: 1 year. Any cufflink found to be defective within 1 year of purchase will be repaired or replaced.
We also offer a 7 day return privilege. We want you to be completely satisfield with your new cufflinks !