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Indian Head Penny & Turquoise Money Clip

Keep a little of the wild west with you at all times. The coin turquoise money clip has genuine stones, three over the top and three under the bottom of the bezel. The Indian Head penny was minted from 1859 to 1909 and is composed of copper. It was designed by James B. Longacre and is now well over 100 years old. Legend has it, his daughter Sarah was the inspiration modeling a headdress given to the White House from a chief. No one knows if Sarah was the model as James B. Longacre once stated Venus, a Greek statue, was his inspiration for the design.

The obverse was first designed to resemble laurel and then was changed to oak. The Indian Head penny was only minted in Philadelphia (which bears no mint mark) until production began at the San Francisco Mint in 1908. The silver-tone money clip featuring a genuine United States coin helps keep your currency together in your pocket. The coin money clip has a high polished finish. A Certificate of Authenticity is included.

Coin Specifications:
  • Coin Type: Indian Head
  • Denomination: Penny
  • Diameter: 19.05mm
  • Mintage Year(s): 1859-1909
  • Obverse: Indian Head
  • Reverse: Wreath

Wallet Details:
  • Material Copper coin, steel money clip
  • Measurements: 1-7/8" x 1-1/4" x 1/8"
  • Country of Origin: USA
Warranty: One-year manufacturer warranty; Please contact UPM Global at 1-818-734-7500.

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Lincoln Cent:
The idea of striking an image of a past president on a circulating coin in the United States ignited a controversy in 1909. The act of honoring the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth by etching his likeness into the American cent directly violated a long-standing tradition in American coinage. Many believed that the custom established by George Washington of not using the images of presidents on circulating coins should be respected. Despite this resistance, the coin adopted the image of Lincoln and also the initials of the coin's designer, Victor D. Brenner. The relative prominence of the V.D.B. on the reverse of the coin led many to criticize the design. The initials were removed shortly thereafter but eventually returned in a more subtle form in 1918.

The coin debuted with a reverse featuring a pair of wheat ears encircling the words, "One Cent" and "United States of America". The term "Wheat Penny" derives from this reverse design. In 1959, to honor the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth, a new reverse, designed by noted U.S. Mint Engraver, Frank Gasparro, replaced the original. The new reverse displayed a striking image of the Lincoln Memorial surrounded by the words, "One Cent" and "United States of America." This reverse design remained on the penny until 2009 when four new reverse images were introduced to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth and the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Cent. The four designs each honored a different stage of Lincoln's life and were released one at a time every three months over the course of the year.