United States Coin Necklace, United States, 20th Century


Gold and silver have been used for both coinage and jewelry for more than 2,500 years. Coins intended for circulation as money have also been paired with precious gemstones and other metals to make jewelry, such as this necklace. Incorporating coins into jewelry may be used to signify monetary wealth.

Date Made: ca 1914

Maker: Webb, David

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

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Exhibition: The Value of Money

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Related Publication: Feingold, Ellen R.. Value of Money, The

Credit Line: Estate of Doris M. Brixey

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.84.25.01Catalog Number: 84.25.01Accession Number: 1984.0603

Object Name: necklace

Physical Description: gold; diamonds (overall material)Measurements: overal: 70 cm x 8 cm x .5 cm; 27 9/16 in x 3 5/32 in x 3/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-1b48-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1448863

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