Whirligig toys made of hammered lead musket balls or coins too old or thin to be of value have been excavated from early American towns, plantations, and military campsites. Simple whirling toys were mentioned in English literature as early as 1686 under the general name for spinning toys, "whirligig", and were known to be as popular in early America as they were in Europe.
We fashion our whirligig from our lead-free pewter reproduction of a Spanish milled dollar, a silver coin widely used in America during the 16th through early 19th centuries. The whirligig is packaged in a poly bag with history insert.
WARNING CHOKING HAZARD SMALL PARTS Not for children under 3. Recommended for adults and children aged 8 years and above.