An old copper penny hammered and domed, then solid sterling silver was soldered on for added color before polishing. The altered copper penny hangs from an 18" silver plated chain.
It is so light weight and looks great with a t-shirt and jeans or with your favorite dress!
I use older pennies which are 95% copper and only 5% zinc.
Today's pennies are only copper plated😕
Convo me with any questions or special orders. This is the exact necklace/pendant you will receive. No two are alike! Ready to ship in a bow tied gift box and organza bag for that special person or you!
Rest assured the cut coins you see here do not violate any U.S. statute provided that the alteration to the coin is not done with fraudulent intent.
Section 331 of Title 18 of the United States code provides criminal penalties for anyone who 'fraudulently alters, defaces, mutilates impairs, diminishes, falsifies, scales, or lightens any of the coins coined at the Mints of the United States. This statute means that you may be violating the law if you change the appearance of the coin and fraudulently represent it to be other than the altered coin that it is. (Source U.S. Mint)