U.S. Mercury dime 90% silver coin. “All American made” Real U.S. silver Mercury 10 cent coins in extremely fine condition. First a small hole is drilled in the coin, then a very fine jewelers saw blade is inserted through the hole and worked around the coins design, (by hand) cutting away the background. Thus leaving the coins figure (the swift messenger of gods in Roman mythology and letters LIBERTY) floating inside it’s outer edge (rim). The figure is then selectively layered (by hand) in “Brilliant Gold & Silver”. These coin cut outs are sealed against ware and tarnishing with clear Permalac a High-performance clear coat. Each work of art comes complete, on a good quality 14K gold layered 18 in. rope chain and in a nice jewelry box. Date may be different then the one shoeing here. The gold on the coin is real 24k gold, it is not paint.