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24K Gold-Layered 1883 "First Year of Issue" Liberty Nickel Cuff Links

Cufflinks can add an elegant and stylish statement to a man's attire as well as injecting a bit of personality. This bezel set coin cuff links include 1883 "First-Year-of-Issue" genuine U.S. Liberty Nickels encircled by antique-style rope settings that will make your cuffs a great conversation starter at your social event. The Liberty Nickel was minted from 1883 to 1912 and is composed of copper nickel. It is sometimes referred to as the V nickel due to the Roman numeral five on the obverse of the coin. The reverse features Lady Liberty designed by Charles Barber.

The Liberty Nickel first appeared without the word cents but because of fraud it was added in a later minting in 1883. Con men were trying to pass it off as the five dollar gold piece by dipping the coin in a thin layer of gold. The word cents was added so the public would be able to distinguish the difference between the coins. Each coin is lavishly layered in pure 24k Gold. These coin cuff links have bullet back closures making them very easy to put on. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Coin Specifications:
  • Coin Type: U.S. Liberty Nickel
  • Denomination: Five Cents
  • Diameter: 19.05mm
  • Mintage Year(s): 1859-1909
  • Obverse: Indian head
  • Reverse: Wreath

Cuff Links Details:
  • Metal: Brass and copper (coin) layered with 24K gold
  • Measurements: 5/16" x 5/16" x 1/8"
  • Clasp: Bullet back
  • Country of Origin: USA
Warranty: One-year manufacturer warranty; Please contact UPM Global at 1-818-734-7500.

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History of Coin Jewelry
Wearing coins as jewelry is practically as ancient as the first coins themselves! For centuries, people have been wearing coin jewelry as a way to display their wealth or showcase their passion for the coins they've collected. Ancient Egyptians adorned their soldiers with coin jewelry featuring imperial portraits, while the Roman Empire valued pendants that were emblazoned with coins mounted for easy removal.

Coin jewelry is divided into two different categories: whole coins versus cut coins. Whole coin jewelry features complete, unaltered coins set into a particular ornament; Cut coin jewelry – which first appeared in the 1600s – features coins that have been altered through carving or engraving. To cut a coin, a craftsman would pierce it with small holes until the main figure was released. In the period from the late 1800s to World War II, coins began to be etched and decorated by hand (in lieu of being cut). Because they were personalized with floral motifs and initials, they became known as "sweetheart jewelry".

Today, the increasing popularity of coin jewelry is the result of a trend that began centuries ago. So instead of tucking coins away in drawers or boxes, why not proudly display and enjoy them? By mounting coins in jewelry, belt buckles, key chains, or money clips, they will be showcased and honored in a way that conveys a respect for history, an affirmation of heritage, and a reflection of values.