The mockingjay pin was katniss everdeens tribute token in the 74th hunger games. It was given to her by her friend, madge undersee right before she went into the games. this pin was a slap in the face to the capitol, since mockingjays were created after their disastrous experiment with jabberjays. Solid gold all around, the mockingjay pin becomes a symbol of the rebellion in catching fire after katniss wins the games by defying the capitol. Inthis book, it is also discovered that the pin originally belonged to madges aunt, maysilee donner, a tribute who died in the 50th hunger games.