Mercury Dimes Pinwheel Necklace
- Hand-crafted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
- Vintage silver mercury dimes
- Pendant measures 1.5 inches in diameter
- 18 inch chain
- Gift boxed
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Antique silver mercury dimes have been intricately hand-cut with a jeweler’s saw and soldered together to form a stunning pinwheel shaped pendant. The strong, patinated sterling silver chain has a lobster claw clasp.
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.