1940s Sterling Silver Sweetheart Coin Charm Bracelet
Retro 1940s Australian romantic coin charm bracelet! Created from various sterling silver Australian coins the round coins have a convex shape with George VI on the front or back. The center has a large flat silver shilling. The coins are dated to 1927, 1936, 1942 and 1943. During World War II, between 1942 - 1944, three pence production was supplemented by coinage produced by the United States Mint with coins produced at the San Francisco and Denver mints. These are hallmarked with a 'D' and a 'C'. A great piece to give to someone special in your life!
Creating and giving love tokens began in England in the 17th century. All denominations of coins were used as silver was easily smoothed on one side for the engraving. Jewelry of this type would also be referred to as sweetheart jewelry and was often made by a soldier on the battlefield for his loved one back home to remember him by.
Materials: Sterling Silver coins
Measurements: Adjustable from 7.75 inches to 8.25 inches long. The front shilling is 1 inch wide
Condition: Very, very good with a wonderful patina to the silver and the engraving crisp. The clasp is functioning perfectly.
Three and six pence coins of this date were produced with 92.5% silver (sterling) and 7.5% copper.