English Sixpence Cufflinks

$69.00

Perfect 60th Birthday Gift. 1960 English Sixpence Cufflinks. These unique cufflinks are made from genuine old English Sixpence. A profile of the monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, features on the obverse side of the coin, the reverse side features the royal cypher of Elizabeth II surrounded by a floral design consisting of a rose, thistle, shamrock and leek, to represent the four home nations. The cufflinks are made by hand not machine, the coins are inset into the cufflinks and come in a beautiful silver presentation box. You are covered with our 100% satisfaction guarantee on all our products. Give a piece of history a gift today..

The year on the coin you receive will be the specific year of the listing

These cufflinks are made from coins that were manufactured in the year 1960

Below are some of the main events of 1960

Born that year

Antonio Banderas (Actor)
Damon Hill (Grand Prix Driver)
Gary Lineker (Footballer/Pundit)
Hugh Grant (Actor)
Michael Stipe (Singer REM Front man)
Nigella Lawson (Cook)
Sean Penn (Actor)

Inventions in 1960 included

Halogen Lamp

Also that year

OPEC ( Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries ) is formed
Fifteen African countries gain independence and South Africa leaves the commonwealth
John F Kennedy wins presidential Election
The United States announces that 3,500 American soldiers are going to be sent to Vietnam
American Heart Association Links smoking to heart disease and death in middle aged men
Following major food shortages in East Germany 160,000 refugees cross to West Germany, Nikita Khrushchev orders the construction of the Berlin Wall
Soviet missile shoots down the US U2 spy plane
Afrikaner police open fire with sub machine guns on demonstrators March 21st in the black township of Sharpeville, South African
Sir Francis Chichester arrives in New York aboard Gypsy Moth 11 - he has made a record solo Atlantic crossing in 40 days

Fidel Castro nationalises American Oil, sugar and other US interests in Cuba.
The Worlds First Female Prime Minister Is Elected Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike Ceylon / Sri Lanka
In Louisville, Kentucky, Cassius Clay (who later took the name Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional fight after having won the Gold Medal in Rome in the Olympic games
The United States launches the world's first nuclear powered Aircraft Carrier the USS Enterprise.
The Summer Olympics are held in Rome, Italy
The Winter Olympic Games are held in Squaw Valley, California, United States
Togo Gains Independence From France
100,000 Join "Ban The Bomb" Rally on April 18th in London
Central African Republic Gains Independence From France
Cote D'Ivore Gains Independence From France
Benin Gains Independence From France
Chad Gains Independence From France
Senegal Gains Independence From France
Mauritania Gains Independence From France
Over one hundred million television sets in use worldwide.
Aluminum Cans used for the first time
Xerox introduces the first Commercial Document reproduction Machine
The United States launches the first weather satellite, TIROS-1.
Dr Kazuo Hashimoto Invents the Ansafone sold in the USA as a
Automatic Telephone Answering Machine

Popular Culture

Lady Chatterley's Lover goes on sale in England 32 years after it was banned
Coronation Street Soap premieres on ITV in the UK,
The Flintstones premiers
Rawhide
Chubby Chequer and The twist start a new dance craze
Princess Margaret marries Antony Armstrong Jones

Popular Films

Ben-Hur
Can Can
Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho
Operation Petticoat
Only The Lonely by Roy Orbison


1960 Skydive from the edge of space