Silver farthing coin necklace by Chupi. Cast from an original Irish farthing coin from the 1940’s that Chupi found in her grandmother’s sewing box, this is a little reminder you are worth your weight in gold.
In the early 1920’s the first Irish coins were designed by a committee headed by the legendary poet W.B. Yeats. Renowned artist Percy Metcalfe was commissioned to design a series of beautiful coins inspired by Irish wildlife. When Chupi was little she loved coins, particularly the beautiful old Irish coins with their illustrations of the birds, deer and salmon.
Chupi has always loved the old Irish coins, with their illustrations of the birds, deer and salmon they are a tiny piece of Ireland. This coin necklace is illustrated with an Irish Wolfhound, it was minted in 1969.