Part of our Made in Britain range, this necklace is handmade in England from a genuine coin.
The necklace features a Wren Farthing, an English coin that was in circulation between 1937 and 1956. For this piece, the design of the farthing has been cut-out skillfully by hand from an original coin, polished and plated in 18ct gold.
This is presented complete with a 20 inch chain, gift box and certificate of authenticity.
More about Wren Farthings
The Wren Farthing is unique because it lasted the reign of three monarchs. There were four farthings in one penny; the name farthing originates from the word 'fourthing' or 'feorling', which linked with the fact that the first farthings were derived from pennies cut into four pieces.
Farthings had existed since the days of Oliver Cromwell when they were made originally in silver and for over 250 years the image of Britannia was firmly established as the reverse of the farthing.
However in 1937 the Britannia reverse of the Farthing gave way to a new image of the British Wren bird, as shown in this necklace.
The new design, created by Harold Wilson Parker was introduced when King Edward VIII took to the throne in 1936.