pennyonatrack

railroad penny jewelry

New York, United States · 8 Sales

pennyonatrack

railroad penny jewelry

New York, United States 8 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Remember as a child putting pennies down on a railroad track and coming back to collect them after they were flattened? Here's the thing- it's STILL awesome***. I love creating something from the wreckage. I'm inspired by nostalgia, superstition, whimsy, impracticality, wanderlust, irreverence and that orange pink color that only happens when the sun is rising.

Whenever I travel I put pennies down on the nearest tracks I can find. I also have some amazing friends and family members from all around that contribute to the cause as well. I currently have pennies from Kansas, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Palm Springs, Nevada and New York. The list is ever growing.

Every penny turns out differently from the next because of placement on track, speed of train, year the penny was made (different years have different metal compositions), temperature the day the pennies were put down, etc. As a result each piece that is made is one of a kind and is impossible to mass produce or recreate. I hope you enjoy my work. Also, just so you know, I'm happy to do special orders, commissioned pieces and special engraving. If you're interested just send me a message!

My pieces are available for purchase at Urban Outfitters NYC Soho location as well as San Francisco's Union Square Urban Outfitters. I am also carried by the amazing vintage shop Grand Street Bakery http://grandstbakery.com.

Announcement

Remember as a child putting pennies down on a railroad track and coming back to collect them after they were flattened? Here's the thing- it's STILL awesome***. I love creating something from the wreckage. I'm inspired by nostalgia, superstition, whimsy, impracticality, wanderlust, irreverence and that orange pink color that only happens when the sun is rising.

Whenever I travel I put pennies down on the nearest tracks I can find. I also have some amazing friends and family members from all around that contribute to the cause as well. I currently have pennies from Kansas, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Palm Springs, Nevada and New York. The list is ever growing.

Every penny turns out differently from the next because of placement on track, speed of train, year the penny was made (different years have different metal compositions), temperature the day the pennies were put down, etc. As a result each piece that is made is one of a kind and is impossible to mass produce or recreate. I hope you enjoy my work. Also, just so you know, I'm happy to do special orders, commissioned pieces and special engraving. If you're interested just send me a message!

My pieces are available for purchase at Urban Outfitters NYC Soho location as well as San Francisco's Union Square Urban Outfitters. I am also carried by the amazing vintage shop Grand Street Bakery http://grandstbakery.com.

Michelle Horst

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Michelle Horst

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Anonymous on Jan 18, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Girlfriend loved it. Comes with an awesome old school polaroid that shows the train running the penny over.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 26, 2011
Welcome to penny on a track shop policies!!! I believe in amazing customer experience and want to work with you to make sure that you are 100% satisfied.

Accepted payment methods

Payment
I currently only accept payments using paypal. Payment is due at the time of order. Cancellation of order must be sent within 48 hours or before item is shipped.
Shipping
I ship anywhere in the US via USPS priority mail which takes 2-8 days and costs $7. For international shipping, please contact me and I will get you an estimate.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy!!! So if you would like to return an unworn penny on a track piece you will be given a credit for the purchase price. Shipping fees are non-refundable.