Edwardian Silver "Liberty Head Nickel" Genuine Coin Cufflinks
The Liberty Head nickel was sometimes referred to as the V nickel because of its reverse (or tails) design, is an American five cents coin that was created for circulation beginning in 1883 and ending in 1912.A fantastic and unique pair of genuine Liberty Head nickel coin cufflinks from the Edwardian (ca1909) era! Each coin is crafted of copper and nickel and features the left facing profile of Lady Liberty on the front, with the word "LIBERTY" on her crown. Her image is surrounded by a border of 6-point stars and the date "1909" is featured at the bottom. Boldly emerging from the center of the coin is the die struck image of Lady Liberty's head, providing a fabulous 3-dimensional appeal to the design. This image is a slightly different representation of Lady Liberty, as she is wearing a leafy wreath on her head with the word "LIBERTY" across the front and she appears to have a stoic facial expression. The back of the coin reveals the words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "CENTS," along with a plaque that is stamped "PAT.NOV.22.904." Finishing the design are two curved bars that come together, ending at an elongated oval link, perfect for fastening to a favorite shirt. A bold and fashionable historic piece, they have a wonderful look and would make a fabulous addition to any collection!
Measurements: Each round cufflink measures a little more than 3/4" in diameter, and is about 1/4" thick. The curved bar at the back measure approximately 3/4" long.
Condition: The overall condition of the cufflinks is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the copper and nickel setting. The curved bars at the back remain secure and in proper working order. There is some darkened natural patina on the surface of the silver, which is a normal characteristic of vintage jewelry.