During the 1940's, the Mexican peso was a low value currency. Artisans in small towns and along the border, would melt down the worthless peso and re-cast them into something they could sell and make more money than the actual coins were worth. Tourists would visit and buy a souvenir ring to remember their travels. The styles of the rings usually consisted of skulls, Indians, and other popular culture motifs. Known as Mexican souvenir rings or Mexican biker rings ( as a replacement for the outlawed brass knuckles ), they became a statement piece in hot rod, motorcycle, and even celebrity culture of the 1940's-60's.
Hand-finished, soldered, aged, and polished one at a time, making each one unique so no two are exactly alike
Solid sterling silver and recycled brass
Ring face is 1 inch tall and 7/8 wide
Approximately size 9.75 ( one size only )
Made in the U.S.A.
Original product of General Quarters Co.
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