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Antique 1838 Tuppence Necklace

$135.00

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This beautiful necklace features a rare 1838 Queen Victoria tuppence on a gold fill chain.

The two pence or 2d coin were largely silver coins especially minted for distribution to the poor by the British sovereign on Maundy Thursday. However in 1838 and 1848 the 2d Maundy design was used as a test coin which was  only circulated in the British Colonies. They were only issued in these 2 years as they did not prove popular.

The coin is 1cm in diameter and the chain measures 46cm.

Gold fill has the same desirable properties and look of solid gold. It won’t tarnish and will not rub off. If treated with care gold filled jewellery can be worn daily without fear of fading or rubbing off. 

All Leoni & Vonk jewellery is packaged in a black wallet/pouch. If your Leoni & Vonk purchase is a special gift and you would like it gift wrapped please go to the Gift Wrap section here and make your selection https://leoniandvonk.com/collections/gift-wrap

This unique piece of jewellery may have signs of wear due to it's history. It is beautifully imperfect and should be treated with love and care.