UK Two Shillings Coin date 1966

This English Two Shilling rests in a hand crafted setting made of recycled sterling silver wire. Each setting is made by hand separately from the coin. The coin does not have a hole drilled in it or any metal soldered to it's edge.

The coin was designed by Mary Gillick (obverse) and Cecil Thomas (reverse). The coin was minted from 1954- 1970. The obverse of the coin has a portrait of Elizabeth II surrounded by the lettering ELIZABETH·II·DEI·GRATIA·REGINA, Elizabeth II by the grace of God queen. The reverse features a Tudor Rose encircled by a wreath of Scottish thistles, Welsh leeks and Irish Shamrocks with the value and year. The metal content of the coin is copper nickel.

Approximate Size: Length: 1.22 inches (31mm), Width: 1.22 inches (31mm) affixed  on oval link sterling silver chain approximately 17.75 inch length including coin.

Karen’s designs are all handcrafted in her studio in central Virginia. Her work began as a need to create beautiful, functional objects. A research project on 19th century French silver and the recurrence of ancient motifs greatly influence her work today. Largely self-taught, Karen has taken workshops with noted metal workers in New Mexico and Virginia.

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