Born or Married in 1948 Gifts
Welcome to the world of 1948! If you know someone who was born in this year, then you’re in luck because we have a range of unique and special gifts to celebrate their special day. From vintage-inspired accessories to sentimental coin jewellery, our ‘Born in 1948’ gift collection is the perfect way to show your loved one just how much you care.
What happened in 1948?
In 1948, the world was still recovering from the aftermath of World War II. But it was also a year of hope and progress, with many exciting developments happening all over the world. Here are some interesting facts about 1948 to give you an idea of what was happening during this time:
- The Olympic Games were held in London, England, marking the first time they had been held since 1936 due to the war.
- Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian independence activist, was assassinated in New Delhi.
- The NHS (National Health Service) was established in the UK, providing free healthcare to all citizens.
- The first Holden car was produced in Australia, paving the way for a thriving automotive industry.
Now let’s talk about coins. In 1948, two of the coins in circulation in the UK were: the half-crown and the sixpence. The half-crown was worth two shillings and sixpence, while the sixpence was worth half of that, or one shilling and three pence. Both coins featured the profile of King George VI on the obverse side and various designs on the reverse side.
At Heads and Tails Jewellery, we specialise in creating unique pieces of jewellery using vintage coins from around the world. Our ‘Born in 1948’ collection includes stunning coin pendants and cufflinks made from the half-crown and sixpence coins from that year. These pieces are a beautiful way to commemorate a special birthday and to carry a piece of history with you wherever you go.
So if you’re looking for a meaningful and unique gift for someone born in 1948, look no further than our collection of ‘Born in 1948’ gifts. With a range of styles and designs to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect piece to make their day extra special.