Truly beautiful, handcrafted all American made German 5 Mark "Eagle" Cutaway Design Coin Earrings, are made from genuine German 5 Mark coins which are the size of a U.S. Half Dollar. The coins used are in extra fine condition. Initially, 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 cutting away the background, this is accomplished by hand. Leaving the coins figure floating inside it’s outer edge (rim). The figure is then selectively layered with Brilliant Gold & Silver, the Gold and Silver work is completed by hand. Each pair, of which is a work of art comes complete with Sterling Silver wires and in a nice jewelry box.