The Golden Hind
80th birthday 1943 Recycled Half Penny
This coin, the old English half penny was issued with a lovely tall ship as the design inspired by Sir Francis Drake’s “Golden Hind”.
When this coin is hand pierced, filed and polished, the results are fabulous. A great deal of time, absolute care and attention are required to create this ‘cut’ coin pendant. As you can imagine one tiny unwanted movement of the saw can easily (and does!) destroy a rigging line or mast on the ship, rendering all of the work up to that point completely useless.
A wonderful keepsake and memory of a strong wonderful age which produced strong and beautiful parents and grandparents. As a special mark of respect I offer the opportunity to engrave a tiny special initial on one of the ships flags. (It looks great with or without this added touch)
Handcrafted and recycled in Cambridge, UK.
Size : Approx 25 mm diameter