AUTHENTIC Vintage Newfoundland Copper Pennies as Earrings.
This new series of Ltd. Edition earrings are with 2 solid silver jump rings on sterling silver hooks that have been hammered (see photo)so they dangle beautifully.
Most of my jewellery inventory is now at N Studio in St John’s for the holiday season Any questions, just call me!
Am excited to have my jewelry work in St. John’s at, N Design Studio, located at 100 Duckworth St.
I’ve been buying my coins from a Newfoundlander coin collector who travelled (until Covid) all over the country and into the US to Coin conventions....yep, it’s a thing! Tony tell’s me that the Newfoundland Penny is becoming extremely scarce so after this year I’ll probably just be making the necklaces.
Every coin is hand finished and not exactly the same though the pairs are very close.
GEORGE VI SMALL ONE CENTS
Newfoundland adopted the small cent in 1938 thru 1947, striking at the same standard as Canadian 1 cents with medal axis at 19.04 mm, 3.24 grams of 95.5% copper, 3% tin and 1.5% zinc,. 1938, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944 and 1947 were struck with the 1938 at the Royal Mint in London without a mint mark and all other at the Royal Canadian mint in Ottawa.
We usually think of gold and silver, and sometimes platinum and palladium, as precious metals: they are rare, or seen as alternative currencies, or both. But "increasingly, copper is a precious metal" too, says Alan Livsey in the Financial Times. 11.3.17