50th Birthday Queen or King – Recycled wee 1973 halfpenny coin
These 1973 half penny coins are definitely tiny, sweet little charms / necklaces. I have cut them from small UK half pennies (no longer in circulation, 1984 was the last year of the half-pea). It is only a tiny 17 mm diameter coin, now i have started working with them i realise i quite miss them being in circulation! Imagine a time when ½p actually paid for things and was a coin of value?!?! Thanks inflation
It is a beautiful little coin to work with and i love the fact that the ½ penny denomination is visible within the design. The 1973 date is visible on the reverse of the pendant and could add that extra special birthday touch. I present the coin as a sweet Royal birdie queen (complete with tiny engraved eyelashes!) Next you can choose hearts or stars for the theme, or indeed neither, just the little bird and crown!
Size : diameter 17 mm