Always in fashion since the 1920s, tie clips are used to secure the tie to the dress shirt. Rest assured your tie will not be blowing in the wind our a coin tie clip. The Indian Head penny was minted from 1859 to 1909 and is composed of copper. It was designed by James B. Longacre and is now well over 100 years old. Legend has it, his daughter Sarah was the inspiration modeling a headdress given to the White House from a chief. No one knows if Sarah was the model as James B. Longacre once stated Venus, a Greek statue, was his inspiration for the design. The obverse was first designed to resemble laurel and then was changed to oak. The Indian Head penny was only minted in Philadelphia (which bears no mint mark) until production began at the San Francisco Mint in 1908. The silver tone 2 1/8 inch long tie clip featuring a genuine United States coin maintains a sleek yet elegant focus to any attire. The coin silver tone clip has a high polished finish. A Certificate of Authenticity is included.