This beautiful sterling silver cuff bracelet carries in its center a Capped Bust Half Dollar, minted in a 32-year span between 1807 and 1839. We don't know which year this coin is, as the side showing is the back, which is of the eagle holding an olive branch in its right claw and three arrows in its left. The olive branch symbolizes Peace, and the arrows War. The eagle is sacred in Native American culture, and so when a cuff is made for Native Americans, the eagle is shown. Non-Natives are usually more interested in the age of a coin, and so cuffs made for non-Natives typically show the date side up. About this coin: "John Reich designed this capped-head concept of Liberty, and it was modified by Chief Engraver of the Mint, William Kneass. It proved to be a popular design and lasted from 1807 to 1839 on the half dollar, 1815 to 1838 on the quarter, 1809 to 1837 on the dime, and 1829 to 1837 on the half dime. All four of these coin were struck in 89.2% silver and 10.8% copper." The sterling silver cuff is ribbed, in a 1930s style, although the bracelet was custom made in the 1990s. There is some wear, including a bit of dinging along edges--See Photo 2. Carries no hallmark nor sterling stamp, but I know from the previous owner--from whom I bought the cuff--that the cuff was custom made by Navajo silversmith Edmund Piaso. The owner of the cuff commissioned Piaso to make several pieces with old coins collected over the years for their value and rarity. The former owner is in his late 70s now and divesting of his collection. He was a former museum curator, and a donation of his Native American jewelry is being made into the permanent collection of the Albuquerque Museum.
The cuff is 1-1/2" wide and taking a soft tape measure along the interior is 6" around with a 7/8" gap, for a total length of 6-7/8". Not that the gap is quite small, so whoever buys this should be OK with sliding on a narrow gap bracelet. Weighs 121g. Again, some dinging on the edge.
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