Circled Mercury Dime Lapel Pin
- Hand-crafted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
- Vintage silver mercury dime
- Nickel backing and post
- Gift boxed
This silver Mercury dime has been intricately hand-cut with a jeweler’s saw and attached to a nickel backing and post. It is a lovely showcasing of the Roman god Mercury and is a delightful lapel pin for coin collectors, admirers of unusual artifacts, or true patriots.
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.