The story of this Civil War commemorative ring begins with a tale of intrigue! During the War itself only a dozen 1861 Confederate Cent coins are minted because the coin's designer - a Union engraver secretly hired by the South for his expertise - fears he is committing treason. When the dies for the coin later fall into the hands of serious collectors, small editions of the coin resurface briefly in 1873 - and again in1961, when a 20th-century collector creates a few transfer copies for the war's centennial celebration. Ultimately, the dies for this elusive coin come to their final home, the Smithsonian Institution, And now, in a fine jewelry exclusive from The Bradford Exchange, this seldom-seen 1861 coin, a fitting symbol of Southern pride, is recreated as the centerpiece of a bold men's ring.
Individually handcrafted in solid sterling silver, this Civil War commemorative ring features a detailed recreation of the obverse side of the 1861 Confederate Cent, with a profile of Liberty in a Liberty cap. Antiqued copper plating and detailed enamel representations of Civil War symbols complete the original design. Each ring is engraved inside with the inscription "Pride of the South," and arrives in a custom presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity. To own and wear a piece of Civil War history, don't wait; order now!