Classic Coinage F-Hole Cover Pair: Wheat Pennies
Add a little slice of history to your next cigar box guitar build!
This set of F-hole sound hole covers is another in our line of "Classic Coinage" parts for cigar box guitars, all of which have real, vintage U. S. coins set into them. These covers are laser-cut from sold 1/8" hardwood and feature two classic "Wheat Penny" design 1-cent coins. These solid copper pennies were minted between the years 1909 and 1958, and remain one of the most recognizable of the classic American coins.
The coins set into these sound hole covers are real vintage cent pieces minted by the U. S. Mint. They are circulated coins and will show varying degrees of wear and or minor surface blemishes. We present them here not for their collector (numismatic) value, but rather for their nostalgia and visual appeal. For this design we chose to have the back side of the coins, for which the "wheat penny" was named.
These sound hole covers are 4 5/16" in length (64mm) and ~1 3/8" Wide. They are cut from solid 1/8" thick hardwood panels, with a nice wagon wheel-style pattern and 4 mounting holes. Mounting screws not included.
Please note: We do not overly polish or buff the coins that we mount into these pieces, prefering to leave them in their natural state of coloration and patina from years of circulation. If you prefer a shinier finish, you can always use some extra-fine steel wool to buff them up a bit.
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