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This item sold on November 24, 2012.

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this unisex pendant is made from an authentic coin from an early 1900's coal mining camp.

this piece of scrip was for the trimore coal corp in devonia, tennessee, redeemable for 5 cents in goods. this coin is small in size, with the letter T stamped through it (the coin came like this, i didn't alter it in any way!) the diameter of the coin is 3/4" - see photos for size comparison to a penny. most definitely a unisex piece; perfect for you or your sweetie with a T initial.

the necklace comes on a vintage brass 24" curb chain with lobster clasp. any other length of your choosing is possible, just specify in the notes box when purchasing!

ABOUT COAL SCRIP: throughout the first half of the 20th century, many U.S. coal mining camps manufactured their own currencies, sometimes paying miners' salaries exclusively in this scrip. couple that with inflated prices at general stores, restaurants, etc, which were the only places the miners could spend money, and you're left with a bunch of employees unable to save money, or even in debt. oh america...

ABOUT US: we try to pick the most unique and interesting coins possible, and due to the circulation, i can say that all pieces are pretty much one of a kind. we lovingly drill each piece out, and build our own chains, so any length is possible! and YES we ship internationally! we ship via US Parcel Post which includes delivery confirmation. we're also happy to fancy up the packaging if this is a gift. get in touch!

please email with any questions. we're also up for trying to seek out a particular coin for you, whether it be from your home state, favorite in initial, or number. talk to us! and see other coin necklaces for sale in our shop!

vintage copper initial letter T coin necklace - upcycled from circulated coal mining scrip in tennessee

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: coin, curb chain
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 63 reviews
  • Favorited by: 2 people