Indian Head Penny Cufflinks

These sophisticated cufflinks are made from vintage Indian head pennies, minted from 1859 to 1909.
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Ward Wallau


Ward Wallau created by

Ward Wallau

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These sophisticated cufflinks display some of the rich history of American design. They are made from vintage Indian head pennies, minted from 1859 to 1909. On the front is a woman's face, which artist James Barton Longacre based on a statue of Venus that was on display in Philadelphia, adorned with the headdress of a Native American warrior. The reverse side of the coin features a wreath of laurel leaves. Designer Ward Wallau mounts sterling silver swivels on alternate sides, allowing both halves of the design to be seen. The pair comes in a gift box with a Certificate of Authenticity. Made in the USA.

Ward Wallau

created by

Ward Wallau



Disappointed when the MTA filled in the "Y" cutout of their classic subway tokens, Ward Wallau was inspired to find a fun way to incorporate the unaltered tokens into cufflinks. He wanted to prove to the MTA that the original tokens were worthy of celebrating and repurposing and, after 11 years of "no," Ward became the first licensee of the New York City MTA. Since that time, this "authenticity hound," has assembled and grew his team of artisans, production staff, and authenticators in Berkeley, California, where they re-imagine nostalgic artifacts as unique gifts that tell a story. Ward loves breathing new life into things that already exist, be it letterpress blocks, a wooden seat from Wrigley Field, or a bat broken at a Major League baseball game. "This business is ever-challenging, dynamic, and satisfying," he says. "It's not a good day if you don't learn something new!"

Recycled Made in the USA
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sterling silver, Indian Head Penny
0.75" Dia
Periodic cleaning with a silver cloth.
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