50th Birthday gift for men-1963 Coin Cufflinks.

A 50th birthday is an important milestone, so what better way to mark the special day and make a link to the past than with a pair of cufflinks with coins as old (or as young) as you or your loved ones are?

Let’s take a look and see what happened around the world and of course in Ireland (the origin of these beautiful coins) in 1963; a most eventful year by any standards.

As many will have already noted, one of the biggest 50th anniversary celebrations of this year was showcased at this year’s illustrious Oscar ceremony; that of course being the 50th anniversary of the Bond franchise which debuted in 1963 with Dr. No. Bond burst onto our cinema screens to mark the beginning of a long and profitable career as one of the world’s longest running movie franchises and change our perception of high stakes espionage forever. But Bond’s arrival was far from the most important event of 1963.

1963 not only was the year of President John F. Kennedy’s historical visit to his ancestral home of New Ross in Co. Wexford, a source of great excitement to the Irish population but also his visit to Berlin where he made his famous ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’ speech prior to his untimely death by assassination later in that very same year.

1963 was a tumultuous year for the continuing battle for black rights and this was the year that Martin Luther King Jr. made his world famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to an audience of at least 250,000 during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

In technology, can you imagine that it was only in 1963 push button phones were first made available?

‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ and ‘I Saw Her Standing There’ were released by The Beatles and really kicked off what would become known as the phenomenon of ‘Beatlemania’ on an international level.

These are just a fraction of the major events that happened in the historical year of 1963. Be a part of it and wear a piece of history with a pair of stylish 1963 handmade old Irish coin cufflinks; a real talking piece!  

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