Pewter pocket angels are an affordable and inspirational gift. If you keep a few in your pocket or purse to give away, you'll be warmly surprised at how much joy they can bring. They also make wonderful inserts in invitations or thank you notes.
Our angels are quarter size tokens made from solid pewter. They look and feel like antique silver. Each angel is about 1 x 7/8 inches. (A quarter has an actual diameter of 0.955 inches,not quite 1/10 of an inch thicker in case you are wondering.)
These are two sided angels- one side is the angel, while the backside has a one word message on it. You will find one of these uplifting words engraved on each: courage, faith, hope, love or peace.
As good luck and healing charms, angels have a long history. The angel coin seems to have originated in France around 1340. It was a gold coin called the "ange". In 1465 England began minting angel coins. This English angel coin had a representation of St. Michael and the dragon. It was said to cure immune system diseases. In in 1642, England stopped making it. But many people still wanted them for their healing properties. So angel charms were made using a base metal like pewter. When someone wanted a cure for certain types of illness, they might be given one of these charms which became known as touch-pieces.