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US Coins929 of 9901887 Morgan Silver Dollar, 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar, 1922 Peace Silver DollarOld Coin Book
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Posted 8 years ago

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This necklace was in my father's coin collection. Some real old coins on it. Too bad they put holes in them! When were these necklaces popular? Is it worth anything? Thanks,

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  1. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 8 years ago
    Other than giving a general idea of a necklace in the first picture these are too out of focus to tell anything. You can edit, put up new pics and erease this comment. Remember if you can't see it clearly...neither can we. Thanks
  2. AC_Dwyer AC_Dwyer, 8 years ago
    I like it. It looks like the necklace is made up of Indian Head pennies, Shield Nickels, and possibly some 2-cent pieces. If I'm correct, then I'd guess that your necklace was made in the 1870s or early 1880s. It was not unusual for jewelry to be made out of coins back then and you still see it done even today.

    There are coin collectors out there that also collect jewelry made from coins, so I'm sure it would have some collector value to it. But I don't know enough to put a price on it. It makes for a great conversation piece.
  3. AC_Dwyer AC_Dwyer, 8 years ago
    If you want to take better pictures, try turning the "macro" setting on if your camera has one. This will allow you to take close-ups that are in focus.

    Also try setting the necklace on a surface that won't reflect the flash back at the camera, possibly a tablecloth or something similar.
  4. soulman soulman, 8 years ago
    Thank you, I added different pictures to see if they would be clearer.
  5. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 8 years ago
    Those are excellent pictures of an incredible necklace. Thanks
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  7. AC_Dwyer AC_Dwyer, 8 years ago
    Great pictures. Although the necklace could have been made much later using older coins, I'm sticking with late 1870s or 1880s as the date it was made.

    Since the Indian Head cent continued much longer than either the 2 cent piece or the Shield Nickel (until 1909), I would think the most recent dated penny would date the necklace. The most recent I can see from the pictures is 1874.

    Also the 2 cent piece wasn't very popular and didn't circulate for very long after it was discontinued in 1872 (1873 was a proof only year). That fact that there's a few of them in the necklace also makes me lean to the 1870s or 1880s.

    Personally I love 2-cent pieces so I think it's a very cool necklace. I've got a 2-cent piece displayed here on Collectors Weekly's Show and Tell:
  8. soulman soulman, 8 years ago
    Thanks for all the info!
  9. AC_Dwyer AC_Dwyer, 8 years ago
    Thank you Soulman! I just realized you solved a mystery that my family has had for a couple of years now. My brother found a coin hidden in a wall of the cellar of his 19th century house. I posted a story about the coin and its mystery on my blog over 2 years ago. It just dawned on me that your necklace solved the mystery. Here's a link to the story and pictures of the coin:

    After you see the pictures, you'll know why the mystery is solved!
  10. jsw14 jsw14, 8 years ago
    Two Solved Mystery's in one......I love it!
  11. soulman soulman, 8 years ago
    Thank you for sharing the article. It was very interesting!

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