Beautiful handcrafted all American made U.S. Jefferson Nickel "Peace Medal" Cutaway Design Coin Necklaces are genuine (2004) U.S. Jefferson Nickel coins in new uncirculated condition. To start the process 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. Leaving the coins figure floating inside its outer edge rim. The figure is then selectively layered in Brilliant Gold & Silver, the gold & silver work is completed by hand. 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.