Tokens & Icons was founded in 1991, when Ward Wallau, recently out of hotel school, decided to utilise his entrepreneurial know-how and transform New York City Transit Authority’s “Y-Cut” subway tokens into cufflinks.
Ward believed the tokens were a logical and creative way to reincorporate an aspect of the city’s rich history into the everyday life of New Yorkers. So of course, these cufflinks became the first collection by Tokens & Icons. Today, Tokens & Icons’ entire range is hand-crafted from, or incorporate, authentic artefacts, including Major League Baseball bats National Hockey League pucks and more.
The Indian Head Penny was designed by James Barton Longacre, the Chief Engraver at the Philadelphia Mint. These coins are highly valued for their red copper lustre, and are considered by many collectors to be one of the most attractive coins ever minted. You'll find this coin adorning Tokens & Icons' Leather Wallet, which is crafted from genuine leather and features two card slots, an inner pocket and a magnetic money clip.
Indian Head Penny Leather Wallet features:
- Crafted from pebble grain leather with polyester lining.
- Front is decorated with a genuine Indian Head Penny.
- Two card slots.
- Magnetic clip for notes,
- A metal plate is sewn into the wallet to protect magnetic cards.
- Presented in a Tokens & Icons gift box with an authentication instruction card.