Wheat Penny Earrings 1917 ~1919
Do you closely inspect your coins when you get change? Isn’t it fun when you get a cool old coin, like a wheat penny? I love to check out my change. I have $100 worth of Bicentennial quarters, but that’s another story. Wheat pennies were first commissioned by President Teddy Roosevelt in 1909. The artist’s name was Victor David Brenner. They were minted until 1958.
For these 1917 and 1919 pennies, I’ve hammered along the edges for a light catching effect. Sort of looks like they’ve been diamond cut. Then I dapped them for a slightly domed effect. They are right on trend with an asymmetric design, one front facing, the other the reverse. As with all copper, these pennies will patina with time.
- Pennies measure ¾” diameter
- Hang 1 ¼ ” from handcrafted copper
- Sterling Silver ear wires available
As always, your earrings will arrive ready for in a giving in a beautiful recycled, reusable gift box with a West Virginia mountain surprise