Add a bit of history to your jewelry collection! This necklace features the image from the antique Excelsior coin cast into a medallion in silver metal clay: they are then plated with silver.
Created for the New-York Historical Society and inspired by the Excelsior coin in the museum’s collection. Minted in 1787, the New York Copper’s obverse bears the legend EXCELSIOR (Ever Upward) below the state seal of New York; an oval shield bearing a sun rising behind a mountain range with the sea at the base. At right stands the figure Justice; at left, Liberty. At the top of the image, an eagle stretches its wings while perched on a globe.