Hinged Mercury Dime Bracelet
- Hand-crafted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
- Vintage Mercury dimes
- 6 1/2 inches long
- Sterling silver clasp
- Gift boxed
This distinctive piece is made of vintage Mercury dimes, soldered together with handmade hinges, forming an astonishing reticulating bracelet. The lobster claw clasp is sterling silver.
The Mercury dime is a ten-cent coin that was made by the United States Mint from 1916 to 1945. Also referred to as the Winged Liberty Head dime, it gained its common name as the obverse depiction of a young Liberty, identifiable by her winged Phrygian cap, though has long been confused with the Roman god Mercury. The coin's reverse depicts a fasces, symbolizing unity and strength, and an olive branch, signifying peace.