Pirate.... Privateer... Explorer... Adventurer... Sir Francis Drake & The Gold Hind Coin Pendant
Just $49 including a detailed Certificate of Authenticity & Gift Packaging!
In 1577, Elizabeth I chose Francis Drake as the leader of an expedition intended to pass around South America through the Strait of Magellan and to explore the coast that lay beyond. What followed was a global circumnaviation tour de force, complete with pirating, espionage, trail-blazing and unparelleled discovery, all aboard Drake's legendary Golden Hind.
This authentic British Half Penny, or Ha'penny if your a Brit, commemorates the world-changing adventures of one of history's most fascinating players. Now, hand-set in an heirloom-quality Sterling Silver bezel, it is the perfect gift for the history-buff, Anglophile, explorer or anyone starting out on their own grand adventure!
Your British Golden Hind Ha'penny:
- Denomination: 1/2 Penny
- Date: 1960s
- Ruler: Queen Elizabeth II (Cool, considering Elizabeth I started this story!)
- Coin Metal: Bronze
- Bezel Metal: Proprietary Non-Tarnishing Sterling Silver
- Jewelry Artist: Robert Lewis Knecht
- Size: 1 1/8" Across, 1 1/2" Tall
A Christmas Note: It is this same Ha'penny that is immortalized in the children's rhyme:
Christmas is coming
The geese are getting fat
Please put a penny
In the old man’s hat.
If you haven’t a penny
a ha’ penny will do
If you haven’t a ha’penny
God bless you.
The Beggar’s Rhyme
The “Christmas is Coming” poem known to every school child is really a Nursery Rhyme! And, the name of the rhyme is the Beggar’s Rhyme. Taught to children when they are small, it associates the abundant holiday season, filled with warmth, giving and feasts of goose and pudding with charity – a time when each of us should give of our own abundance, even if that abundance is only a simple blessing. This genuine British half-penny comes to you with the wish that your holiday will be filled with joy, love and care, and that you will enjoy your Ha’penny in health and abundance in the coming New Year!
Your Golden Hind Ha'penny Comes Complete with:
- Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
- A Detailed, Customized, Multi-Page Photo Certificate of Authenticity
- A Linen Gift Pouch
- A Treasure Jewelry Care Card