Dunhill: Shell Briar with JFK Coin Silver Cap (5103) (2014)

Product Number: 002-015-4666

The White Spot is renowned for its classic shaping and traditional finishes, but the English marque's rare, special-edition pipes are even more highly sought after. This "03" Billiard is presented as part of a line of only 50 total pipes fashioned to commemorate U.S. President John F. Kennedy. It's distinguished by a sterling silver wind cap embedded with a JFK 50 cent coin in the top. Fashioned in 2014 and in generous Group 5 size, this is piece for discerning Dunhill collectors and those drawn to historical memorabilia.

The Shell Briar's addition to the Dunhill catalog was a pivotal moment in pipe-smoking history. Before 1917, pipes with sandblasted finishes had never been made, and Alfred Dunhill's innovative mind created arguably the most popular finish for pipes today when he unveiled the Shell Briar. With its dark, reserved color palette and delightful texture, it's no surprise that it's still wildly popular over a century later.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.14 in./155.96 mm.
  • Weight: 3.10 oz./87.88 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.03 in./51.56 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England