Wheat Penny Earrings 1918
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. Wheat pennies were first commissioned by President Teddy Roosevelt in 1909. The artist’s name was Victor David Brenner. They were minted until 1958.
These babies are celebrating their 100th birthday this year, and they look great for their age! 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 have a lovely copper patina.
- Hang 1 ¼ ” from handcrafted Sterling Silver ear wires
- Pennies measure ¾” in diameter