South Dakota Quarter Pendant ($20-$65)
South Dakota state quarter pendant.
We add a patina on the coin to create contrast so the image pops out.
For the nickel-plated copper coins, we apply at least 2 coats of a jewelry-grade clear coating.
Pendant comes on a stainless-steel, double jump-ring and on a stainless-steel ballchain.
Nickel-Plated Copper (clear-coated)
or 90% Silver.
or Domed (domed available in Nickel-Plated Copper only)
Can also be turned into a keychain (same as a pendant but with a larger jump ring to attach to your keys) or placeholder/memento (same as domed pendant but no hole drilled for the jump ring;
piece is solid).
Coin Composition: 91.67% Copper, 8.33% Nickel (clad)
OR Opt for the Silver Edition: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
Minted in 2006, the South Dakota state quarter features an image of the State bird, a Chinese ring-necked pheasant, in flight above a depiction of the Mount Rushmore National Monument, featuring the faces of four American Presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The design is bordered by heads of wheat.
Although South Dakota has the second highest proportion of First Nations People (Indians) of any state, the South Dakota quarter features three items that are the result of European settlement. These symbols are Mount Rushmore, which is carved into the Black Hills which are seen as sacred by the Lakota, a pheasant (an exotic species), and wheat, which has replaced tens of thousands of square miles of diverse grasslands.