Unusual Dime

Clad2Silver

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IMG_1061.JPG Went out for a couple hours this morning at a park and didn't find a whole lot but dug this 1989 dime that someone turned into a piece of jewelry.
 
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Thats pretty cool bet it was special to someone. Good job
 

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Who would want that old coot Roosevelt hanging around their neck? I think I'd rather have Miss Liberty from the Mercury dime. Gary
 
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Thats pretty cool bet it was special to someone. Good job
Thanks Tommy.....

Nice, congrats!
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Interesting!! Congrats!!
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Who would want that old coot Roosevelt hanging around their neck? I think I'd rather have Miss Liberty from the Mercury dime. Gary
So would I, but maybe the person who made this didn't happen to have a Mercury Dime to use.
 

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Cut out coin jewelry is fairly common. there is quite a bit on Etsy.
 

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Crazy amount of labor for so little reward ..I work with a jewelers saw and tiny drill bits fairly often - it wouldn't occur to me to try that with anything less than silver..
 

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cut out coin jewelry started becoming all the rage here where I live back in the mid 70's. Used to see a good amount of it for sale at our local flea market. As a coin collector, I always hated seeing an 'old' coin such as a walking liberty half or mercury dime destroyed like that. But, to each their own and in the long run I guess it doesn't matter because we can't take it with us when we die. That is a pretty cool find
 
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Cut out coin jewelry is fairly common. there is quite a bit on Etsy.
Mercury dimes and Buffalo nickels are very popular coins to make into jewelry.
 

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I found one some years back that was a work in-progress. Currently my avatar.
Sure looked like it was going to be a piece of jewelry.

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Tiny drill bits and tiny files, probably a jewlery class in a school had this as something they could do.
 

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they call that a cut out hobo dime, they have other kinds
 
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they call that a cut out hobo dime, they have other kinds
I've heard of "Hobo" nickels which are made from re-engraving Buffalo nickels, but I've never heard of hobo dimes. I know that there are many different types of cutout coin jewelry, most of which are made from silver coins.
 

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