Vintage U.S. Penny Earrings – 1964
These lovely earrings hang from a black and gray smooth stone bead. They measure 2.5 inches from the lobe, and if you need something shorter, please convo me and we can make something happen!
Coins are shiny, and slightly cupped, I clean them, stamp a hole in them and dip them in a sealer that will keep them lovely for a long time. I make my ear wires of 100% copper. I also include a rubber stopper so they can't accidentally fall off!
Nothing is more appropriate for a woman's Anniversary, Birthday or other Commemoration.
Need a year you don't see? Convo me, I have many years from 1910-1939 and most years from 1940 to present in stock and can get the earlier years with some notice.
** These are jewelry and have only sentimental value as an item minted in the year stamped. They are no longer considered collectible coins.
1793–1795 ~100% copper
1795–1857 ~100% copper
1856–1864 88% copper, 12% nickel (also known as NS-12)
1864–1942 bronze (95% copper, 5% tin and zinc)
1943-1943 zinc-coated steel (also known as 1943 steel cent)
1944–1946 gilding metal (95% copper, 5% zinc)
1947–1962 bronze (95% copper, 5% tin and zinc)
1962–1982 gilding metal (95% copper, 5% zinc)
1982–present copper-plated zinc (97.5% zinc, 2.5% copper)