The Golden Hind aka The Pelican

The Golden Hind aka The Pelican

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.” – The Growler


(7 customer reviews)

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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.
Handcrafted and recycled in Cambridge, UK.
Size : Approx 25 mm diameter

7 reviews for The Golden Hind aka The Pelican

  1. nikki


    I have ordred this for my partner. You get to select the date that is perfect for you too. An anniversary or birthday year. Fabulous.

  2. Chris

    Amazingly intricate

    Astonishingly light and cut out in amazingly intricate detail. This piece is far more than the photograph suggests and as an engineer I can appreciate the work that has gone into both making this and developing the skill to do so.

  3. Jason (verified owner)

    Totally minted!

    My dad chose this himself for his anniversary gift from me. He loves the cut-out coins and picked a coin that was minted the same year he was born. He isn’t a jewellery fan as such but he wears this most of the time and really appreciates the pieces made by Les. If you are reading this and have not ordered anything you would do very well to buy something, it is worth every penny!

  4. Philip (verified owner)

    Very happy BUT !!!

    Extremely intricate and tasteful piece of work
    You my friend have a skill and a steady hand !!!!!
    I was torn between 3 coins at the time of ordering
    The three penny bit with the cut out lettering
    The half crown cut out
    And this half penny
    The reason I chose the half penny was because I wanted my year of birth , this ruled out the three penny as you don’t offer 1966
    Also I decided that the half crown being 32mm was too big as I didn’t want to be medallion man.
    So it sort of chose itself.
    The coin pendant is amazing & is a credit to you .
    My only gripe is that it has started to tarnish already ( one week )
    I realise that bronze does naturally tarnish & this is not a complaint far from it , merely an observation
    I tried to clean it with metal polish BIG MISTAKE .ok it’s lustre is back but the black definition that you applied has now gone

  5. Jennifer (verified owner)


    I had been looking at this on your website for a while and now finally I own one. It is an exceptional piece of jewelry – the way the ship has been cut out is amazing and the coin is from my year of birth making it extra special.

  6. Jennifer (verified owner)


    I am now the owner of another great piece of Hairy Growler jewelry. The Golden Hind pendant is lovely – the detail is amazing and the coin is dated with my birth year. I love it.

  7. vlad.postelnicu (verified owner)

    just got this and it’s exactly what I was expecting. Love it!! so well crafted and love the concept. Thanks!!

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Many of the necklace / pendant designs are complete. These designs have a sterling silver chain attached to the pendant from both sides. This design is perfect for looking in a mirror to fasten the necklace. It also makes a fabulous feature of the handmade hook catch (and star if chosen).  The necklace length you choose includes the length of the actual pendant. Do not worry about the pendant dimensions we will take care of your order. Order the necklace length you would normally wear and the necklace you receive will sit in the perfect position..



Extra small : approx 170 mm

Small size : approx 185 mm

Medium size : approx 195 mm

Large size : approx 210 mm (good size if you want a looser dangly medium fit)

XL size approx 225 mm (includes an extra link; i.e. another lovely flower, butterfly, bird, etc section custom made)

XXL size approx 250 mm ((includes an extra two links; i.e. another couple of lovely flower, butterfly, bird, etc sections custom made)

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