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Money Clips

Men’s clips over a tasteful alternative to the bulky wallet, and their added artistry convey a timeless luxury. Their vast history can trace its beginnings to the 4th century B.C. Evidence suggests that the cultures of ancient Mesopotamia were using a money clip-like device as early as 323 B.C., but in this ancient context it was more a means of preserving paperwork than currency.

The concept slowly spread around the globe, and soon populations worldwide were employing the tool to manage their pocket money. And, as they grew in popularity, they also grew in ornateness, with more precious materials being incorporated into their design. This elegance continues today, with modern users of money clips exuding an air of sophisticated styling.


Quick Facts

  • The men’s money clip became incredibly popular in China in the closing years of the 2nd century B.C. At the time, Chinese money was made of thin pieces of leather without any associated coinage, so the clip was a perfect solution
  • Early usage of money clips in Europe involved the clipping of money to a man's clothing rather than simply slipping the entire clip into ones pocket
  • American film star Cary Grant was known to have converted a twenty-dollar gold coin minted in 1900 into a money clip as a gift for a close associate

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14K Gold Money Clip
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
14K Gold Money Clip
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $400- $500
$3758 Bids
14KYG AND DIAMOND MONEY CLIP
Dec 13, 2:00 PM EST
14KYG AND DIAMOND MONEY CLIP
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Est: $300- $400
$1501 Bid
Cartier Paris Money Clip & Monogram leather Insert
Dec 11, 7:00 PM GMT
Cartier Paris Money Clip & Monogram leather Insert
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Est: £200- £225
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Cartier Paris "Love Heart" Silver Money Clip
Dec 11, 7:00 PM GMT
Cartier Paris "Love Heart" Silver Money Clip
by James Auctioneers London
Est: £190- £250
£1900 Bids
Group of quality gold plated money clips
Dec 12, 8:00 PM EST
Group of quality gold plated money clips
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $40- $60
$150 Bids
Group of quality gold plated money clips
Dec 12, 8:00 PM EST
Group of quality gold plated money clips
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $40- $60
$250 Bids
Group of quality gold plated money clips
Dec 12, 8:00 PM EST
Group of quality gold plated money clips
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $40- $60
$250 Bids
Group of quality gold plated money clips
Dec 12, 8:00 PM EST
Group of quality gold plated money clips
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $40- $60
$250 Bids
10K YELLOW GOLD MONEY CLIP WITH AN AMERICAN EAGLE
Dec 10, 10:00 AM EST
10K YELLOW GOLD MONEY CLIP WITH AN AMERICAN EAGLE
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
PRESS: Gold tone textured and shiny finish rectangular money clip, signed
Dec 06, 7:00 PM EST
PRESS: Gold tone textured and shiny finish rectangular money clip, signed
by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $20- $30
$100 Bids
RUMPP: Vintage brown leather and gold tone wallet money clip combo
Dec 06, 7:00 PM EST
RUMPP: Vintage brown leather and gold tone wallet money clip combo
by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $30- $45
$150 Bids
Sterling silver hand made money clip with genuine MORGAN DOLLAR dated 1880
Dec 06, 7:00 PM EST
Sterling silver hand made money clip with genuine MORGAN DOLLAR dated 1880
by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $500- $650
$2500 Bids
Gold tone textured and shiny finish $ Dollar sign money clip
Dec 06, 7:00 PM EST
Gold tone textured and shiny finish $ Dollar sign money clip
by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $30- $45
$150 Bids
VINTAGE MONEY CLIP
Dec 16, 11:45 AM EST
VINTAGE MONEY CLIP
by Carroll's Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $80- $290
$120 Bids
Group of gold plated money clips
Dec 19, 11:30 PM EST
Group of gold plated money clips
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $40- $60
$250 Bids
Sterling silver oval shape money clip with Panther head
Dec 06, 7:00 PM EST
Sterling silver oval shape money clip with Panther head
by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $210- $225
$450 Bids
LUIS GIL Money clip with striped design in 18K white, pink and yellow gold.
Dec 15, 5:00 PM CET
LUIS GIL Money clip with striped design in 18K white, pink and yellow gold.
by Subastas Segre
Est: €0- €0
€8500 Bids
Silver tone black enamel Abalone pieces inlay flower design money clip
Dec 06, 7:00 PM EST
Silver tone black enamel Abalone pieces inlay flower design money clip
by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $40- $60
$200 Bids
Silver tone blue enamel Abalone pieces inlay design money clip
Dec 06, 7:00 PM EST
Silver tone blue enamel Abalone pieces inlay design money clip
by Omni Auction Corp
Est: $40- $60
$200 Bids
Vintage gold plated money clip
Dec 08, 11:30 PM EST
Vintage gold plated money clip
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $25- $30
$100 Bids
Vintage gold plated money clip
Dec 08, 11:30 PM EST
Vintage gold plated money clip
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $25- $30
$100 Bids
Vintage bill fold money clip
Dec 08, 11:30 PM EST
Vintage bill fold money clip
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $25- $30
$100 Bids
Silver tone money clip
Dec 08, 11:30 PM EST
Silver tone money clip
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $25- $30
$100 Bids

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