Beautiful handcrafted all American made U.S. "Mercury" Dime "90% Silver Cutaway Design Coin Necklaces, are genuine U.S. Mercury 10 Cent Silver coins that are in extremely fine 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 (the swift messenger of gods in Roman mythology and letters LIBERTY floating inside it’s outer edge (rim). The figure is then selectively layered in Brilliant Gold and Silver, the gold and 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. Date may be different then the one shoeing here.