Custom Name Necklace with Rhinestone Letters

sighthound, Irish Six Pence Greyhound Coin Sterling Silver Bezel/Bail

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Just 3 coins left of 4 coins donated to our Greyhound rescue group and we had our jewelry designer place them in a custom sterling silver bezel with large bail. In sterling bezel they measure 7/8" X 7/8 Inch with 5/8" sterling bail. Your entire purchase is donated by Greyhoundtopia to Fastfriends.org and GreySave.org, two outstanding southern California rescue groups responsible for finding forever homes for over 7,000 retired racing greyhounds. Coins have not been cleaned and of course they show wear from circulation. Sterling silver bezel is new and shiny! These have been collector coins for greyhound owners and especially loved by those with Irish heritage. Everytime we get a donation of coins, they sell out. We are asking that you pay the shipping as we want to donate 100% of your purchase to greyhound broken leg funds as we are seeing a lot of track injuries and high medical bills.According to Wikipedia:The coin was originally struck in nickel, like the threepence coin, and was very well wearing. The metal was changed to cupronickel in 1942 as nickel increased in value; this coin, which consisted of 75% copper and 25% nickel, was not as well-wearing. The coin measured 0.825 inches (21.0 mm) in diameter and a weighed 4.53593 grams. The general design of the coin was by English artist Percy Metcalfe. The obverse featured the Irish harp. From 1928 to 1937 the date was split either side of the harp with the name Saorst\u00e1t \u00c9ireann circling around. From 1938 to 1969 the inscription changed to \u00c9ire on the left of the harp and the date on the right.[1] It has been suggested by some that the greyhound depicted is Master McGrath, a famous coursing greyhound raised in County Waterford. Although the frieze of Master McGrath on the Master McGrath monument in Waterford, the only public monument in Ireland to a greyhound,[2] does bear some similarity to Metcalfe's design, there is no evidence to suggest that the animal on the coin is anything other than a generic depiction.Value 6 pence Mass 4.53 g Diameter 21.0 mm Thickness 1.9 mm Edge Plain Composition Nickel (1928\u20131942) Cupronickel (1942\u20131969) Years of minting 1928\u20131969 Design Irish harp Design date 1928 Reverse Irish sixpence coin.png Design Greyhound Designer Percy Metcalfe Design date 1928, sighthound

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