Mercury Lucky Locket
- Hand-crafted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
- Vintage silver mercury dimes
- 28 inch chain
- 9/100 inch wide links
- Gift boxed
This stunning handmade locket is made entirely from vintage silver Mercury dimes. The unique locket is a show stopper, hanging on a strong, patinated silver chain that slips over the head without the need of a clasp. It's a delightful piece of distinctive jewelry 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, although she 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.