1876 Gold Pendant

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Found this Gold pendant in my Mother in-laws Jewelry Box. She passed away two years ago and we are going through her stuff.
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A 1876 gold pendant, the pictures do it no justice. Much better in person.
Anyone have information about this oddity?
 

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It’s not an oddity!

It’s a wonderful, and common form of gold jewelry.

My grandmother had a similar piece and had a dainty chain for it to be worn around the neck.
 
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Nice piece!
Its a British half sovereign gold coin with a gold bezel to have it as a pendant or brooch.
Not a rare coin but still its value is north of $600 plus the value of its bezel.
The Bezel is molded into the Pendant as one.
Was it actually made in 1876?
I did a quick Google search and didn’t find a match?
 

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Found this Gold pendant in my Mother in-laws Jewelry Box. She passed away two years ago and we are going through her stuff.
Its
A 1876 gold pendant, the pictures do it no justice. Much better in person.
Anyone have information about this oddity?
Very Nice!!!!! Congrats!!!!!
 

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The Bezel is molded into the Pendant as one.
Was it actually made in 1876?
I did a quick Google search and didn’t find a match?

if the bezel is soldered to the coin the numismatic value is gone forever...its value now lies on the price based on the weight of gold on a scale..melt value
the bezel looks like it's another shade of gold perhaps indicating a different karat of gold in it
 
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if the bezel is soldered to the coin the numismatic value is gone forever...its value now lies on the price based on the weight of gold on a scale..melt value
the bezel looks like it's another shade of gold perhaps indicating a different karat of gold in it
Looking at it with a loop, it appears that it is truly a coin with a Bezel! The color of the coin and Bezel match perfectly. The photos don’t show the color very well.
Thank you Iron
 

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From what I can see in the photos, it looks like the coin could be removed from the bezel if so desired, but, I think I'd keep it that way and wear it. :icon_thumleft:
 

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The Bezel is molded into the Pendant as one.
Was it actually made in 1876?
I did a quick Google search and didn’t find a match?
Coins made into pendants can be done at anytime (so no, not likely 1876), just like the commonly mounted shipwreck cobs. It's more likely someone's birth year.
 

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