Wonderful, handcrafted all American made U.S. "Mercury" Dime 90% Silver Cutaway Design Coin Earrings, are made from genuine U.S. Silver "Mercury" 10 Cent coins that are in extremely 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, 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 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. Dates may be different then that shown.