Perfect 61st Birthday Gift. 1960 Irish Sixpence coin. This pendant is made from genuine old Irish Sixpence coins. The coin features the Celtic Harp, the national emblem of Ireland which symbolises the history, culture and heritage of the Emerald Isle. This pendant was made by hand not machine, the coin has been cleaned and hand polished to bring it back to its former glory. The coin is then mounted into the pendant and comes in a beautiful presentation box with a snake chain included. Note: The Sixpence coin is bigger than the threepence coins with a diameter of 21.0mm. You are covered with our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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Down won the All Ireland Senior Football Championship
Wexford won the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
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)
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
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
Chubby Chequer and The twist start a new dance craze
Princess Margaret marries Antony Armstrong Jones
Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho
Only The Lonely by Roy Orbison