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“Peace To End All Wars”

US Peace Silver Dollar Minted: 1921–1928; 1934–1935

In 1920 America was celebrating the recent end to World War I and Farran Zerbe, historian of the American Numismatic Association, presented a paper entitled, “Commemorate the Peace with a Coin for Circulation,” proposing a new design for the half dollar or the silver dollar if the denomination gets resurrected. The enthusiasm for this idea was so great that the ANA created a committee to help prepare a bill for Congress to accomplish this task.

A competition was held to design a coin to memorialize the end of World I and the peace that, at least temporarily, returned to the world.

In November 1921 the Federal Commission of Fine Arts announced a competition for a design to commemorate the world peace after the war. The Treasury Department and The Mint ultimately chose De Francisci’s design in the early part of December 1921. With the competition ending this late in the year, it did not leave much time for production of silver dollars dated 1921.

From December 26 through 31, 1921 a total of 1,006,473 peace dollars were struck at the Philadelphia mint.

The initial design was in high relief to accentuate the artistic details of this new silver dollar. Unfortunately, it was difficult to strike, and in 1922 the relief was lowered to make it easier to mint them.

Well worn Peace Dollars derive a majority of their value from the silver content of the coin.

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“Classy Money”

One of the fastest moving items, we carry here at Flintski, are our Sterling Silver over Rhodium Plated Coin Money Clips. We can’t hardly keep these babies in stock.

The first money clips were reported to have been in China in the 7th Century, when they wore their wealth around necks and the more wealthy the bigger the chain. So it became a problem and they would give their wealth to someone to hold for them, in exchange for a note, to be shown later for return. This was the beginning of the Money Clip, made out bone, or whatever crude objects that could be fashioned to hold the notes in place.

American Money Clips came into fashion around the 1900’s, mainly the wealthy carried them, as they were made out of precious metals, like Gold and Sterling Silver. They were thought to be debonair and classy, to show off your money in nice crisp fashion.

Today Money Clips come in many different styles and types, they can be found to please anyone’s taste, from platinum encrusted diamond’s to silver, gold, and the readily more available stainless steel.

Here at Flintski, we have a Coin Variety that can be used with that special coin, you already own, or they can be purchased with a coin from us. Flintski’s Money Clips are .925 Sterling Silver over Rhodium Plating, and come in two different styles, Hinged-Back, or Spring-Back can be engraved, to make it more personal. Check out our newly updated website, and purchase yours today, Father’s Day is also not far away, make Dad’s day with a classy, debonair money clip to help keep his money nice crisp and easy to assess. What a great sentimental gift of value.

 

  

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“Where The Buffalo Roam”

The Buffalo nickel or Indian Head nickel is a copper-nickel five-cent piece that was struck by the United States Mint from 1913 to 1938. It was designed by sculptor James Earle Fraser.

As part of a drive to beautify the coinage, five denominations of US coins had received new designs between 1907 and 1909. In 1911, Taft administration officials decided to replace Charles E. Barber’s Liberty Head design for the nickel, and commissioned Fraser to do the work. They were impressed by Fraser’s designs showing a Native American and an American bison. The designs were approved in 1912, but were delayed several months because of objections from the Hobbs Manufacturing Company, which made mechanisms to detect slugs in nickel-operated machines. The company was not satisfied by changes made in the coin by Fraser, and in February 1913, Treasury Secretary Franklin MacVeagh decided to issue the coins despite the objections.

Despite attempts by the Mint to adjust the design, the coins proved to strike indistinctly, and to be subject to wear—the dates were easily worn away in circulation. In 1938, after the expiration of the minimum 25-year period during which the design could not be replaced without congressional authorization, it was replaced by the Jefferson nickel, designed by Felix Schlag. Fraser’s design is admired today, and has been used on commemorative coins and the gold American Buffalo series.

In a 1947 radio interview, Fraser discussed his design.

Well, when I was asked to do a nickel, I felt I wanted to do something totally American—a coin that could not be mistaken for any other country’s coin. It occurred to me that the buffalo, as part of our western background, was 100% American, and that our North American Indian fitted into the picture perfectly.

 

US Indian Head Nickel Coin Pendant 1/20th 14k Yellow Gold Filled

39mm Indian Head Buffalo Gold Copy Coin Pendant 1/20th 14k Yellow Gold Filled

Buffalo Nickel Coin Ring Unisex .925 Sterling Silver High Polished Smooth

 

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“A Diamond is Forever”

After the Great Depression, the slogan “A diamond is forever” became famous and encouraged men to spend at minimum two months’ salary on his fiance’s engagement ring.

According to, “The Knot 2016 Real Wedding Survey” the national average spent on an engagement ring is $6,163.

Flintski Jewelry offers Diamond Engagement Rings as well as Wedding Sets (engagements rings with matching bands) ranging in price from $1696 – $4800.

Stop by, 311 W Monroe, Suite A, Grenada, MS, to see the beautiful variety of rings we have to offer and Papa’s Diamond Deals.

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Welcome Jane McCrory Jewelry

Flintski Jewelry is an authorized dealer/retailer of Jane McCrory Jewelry; handmade Mississippi Delta-inspired hammered wire bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and rings. Each piece is hand-sculpted and made unique, no two are the same, using only hand tools and a hammer. Her wire of choice and what she uses most is Copper, Argentium Sterling Silver, or 14k Gold Filled.

Jane McCrory Jewelry is designed by, made by, and distributed by Jane, herself, in her small Delta hometown, Inverness, Mississippi. Although she began crafting and selling jewelry in her youth, it wasn’t until January 2012, that she would turn both her love of sculpting wire & a small delta town, into a thriving manufacturing, retail, and wholesale business. Since 2012, thanks to her creativity and inspiration which she credits to God’s beautiful Creation surrounding her {from the smallest cotton boll in the Field to the Mighty Mississippi} {from rolling hills, through flatland’s and Cotton Fields, onward, the Mississippi River} many exclusive designs have been outstandingly hand-sculpted. Flintski Jewelry is delighted to welcome this Mississippi Delta-inspired jewelry line, which offers jewelry with a “Southern Flare” to Grenada, MS and surrounding areas as well as to our online & social media communities.

To view Jane McCrory Jewelry offered by Flintski Jewelry, click on the picture below and it will take you directly to the her line on our website.

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Great customer testimonials are the best!

Dear Mr. Proffer and Flintski Jewelry,

Thank you for replying, sorry for getting back with you so late. I would like to tell you about the purchase I made from your store a few weeks back. After we emailed back and forth on June 1, I was afraid I was not going to be able to receive one of these beautiful rope coin bezels before I had to fly out to my daughter’s wedding.

So I used the internet to locate your store and get a telephone number and when I called there was a man that answered. He told me that you had left for the day and wanted to know if he could help me. He spent a lot of time with me on the phone helping me with my purchase and making sure everything was perfect. Once everything was completed he reassured me that the rope coin bezel would ship next day air and that I would receive it in time and it arrived just as he had promised.

This was my first daughter to get married and I wanted everything to be perfect. It was a very emotional moment when I gave her the rope bezel with a coin in it and that moment would have never been possible if he hadn’t taken the time to help me like he did.

I don’t know his name but please let him know how special he made my daughter’s wedding. May God bless him for many years to come. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Sincerely,
Michael Auxier

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“Boys of Fall” Like Jewelry Too

Why is it that when out shopping, I often find myself paying more attention to the “girly” jewelry than the stuff guys may wear?  I’m not certain if this is because out of my 4 children, 3 are girls or what!  But what I do know is lately both my teenage son and husband have been interested in a variety of jewelry pieces.  Most days they both have at least a chain on.  This has made me take notice that it’s not just my guys; but a lot of the teenage boys are wearing both silver & gold chains both with & without pendants.

So now I’m curious …
Guys … What type of chain do you like?
Preference in Gold or Silver, Length, Weight, etc.
Ladies …What style do you think your guys prefer?

To help with the feedback, I’m posting a picture with a variety of chains we carry. I’ve also listed the description along with our website link beside it that will take you directly to the specific style of chain.
If you have any questions, just comment and let me know.

You’ll notice the pictures have a variety of the chains for you to look at and comment on we have these along with many more.

Hanging Chains Left to Right:
24” 3mm Sterling Silver Flat Mariner Anchor
– 18” 2.9mm Sterling Silver Figaro
– 20” 5.4mm Sterling Silver Curb
20″ 2.3mm Gold Filled French Diamond Cut Rope
– 16” 4.5mm Sterling Silver Figaro
– 18” 6.8 Sterling Silver Curb

Chain w/Football Pendant is a:
20″ 2.8mm Sterling Silver Diamond Cut Rope
– Sterling Silver Football Pendant

Of course, you can just click here on CHAINS and see each that we have to offer!

Again, Thanks in Advance for your FEEDBACK!

Looking forward to hearing from you,
Tara

 

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Who doesn’t love happy customers??!!

Flintski Jewelry loves to please our customers in every way…

I just want to give a huge shoutout and thank you to Flintski Jewelry! They are always so nice, and very sweet people! Hands down the only jewelry store I will go to for the missus and myself. They have incredible pricing on stunning pieces. Their coin jewelry is definately unique and has a certain nostalgia that can only be found here. If you havent been in definately give them a visit.

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Who ever heard of a coin money clip pendant?

For my son’s birthday, I gave him a 1925 (my birth year) Silver Dollar mounted in a sterling silver money clip. I also gave him a 30″ 6mm Sterling Silver Figaro Chain.

You would think that he would put his money in the clip and use it as a money clip, well he didn’t. He wanted to put it on his Figaro chain and wear it as a “Coin Money Clip Pendant” so that he could show it off to everyone. It looks GREAT!! Edmond Proffer

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BUYING OLD COINS-what to look for

BUYING OLD COINS-what to look for:
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Coins sell by the condition of the coin.  Flawless coins are struck with exaggerated detail; flawless, no blemishes, scratches, bad marks or wear and tear.  These coins are worth a lot of money; whatever the market will bear, no set price.
What to look for when buying a coin:
1. Check both sides of the coin for flaws
2. Check the degree of wear on the coin
3. See if the coin has mint marks
4. The coin should not be damaged

Coins with Eagles

When buying a coin with an Eagle on it, check to see if all the feathers are still there; look for the degree in which the feathers are worn.  Make sure the mint marks are readable.  Make sure the Eagle coins do not have bad marks, scratches, and imperfections or flaws.  All silver and gold coins have some value.  Start with melt prices and go from there.
Having an old coin, you may be rich, but not likely.  The rarity and condition of the coin and how many were minted that year determines the equal value.  Good luck to you.