Can someone tell me what this is?

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  1. Adam Hartle

    Adam Hartle New Member

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    It's and altered silver Mercury Dime.
    Damaged. Was made into some type of jewelry.
     
  4. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Can't say for sure, but it's not a coin. Looks like possibly part of a bracelet or other decorative piece.
     
  5. atcarroll

    atcarroll Well-Known Member

    I think they call that a repousse, when someone takes a coin and presses a super high relief design into it. Someone made a jewelry piece out of a dime.
     
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    That is exactly what it is.. I was looking for the correct word

    Pop out image coin - Repousse style

    @lordmarcovan - would like to see this one.
     
  7. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Looks like a pop out coin with damage.
     
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  8. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    But what is that image? :eek: :nailbiting:
     
  9. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Just now got this off of Bing search engine. maybe it could have been this pop out coin ?

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  10. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Looks like a pop out mercury head coin that I have not seen before.
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2019
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  11. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Nice sleuthing, @spirityoda. That's exactly what it is. How interesting. I'd never seen a repoussé popout Mercury dime before, either.

    That fad was en vogue earlier, around the turn of the century, in the era of the Barber coins. Here is an example I had on a 1900 Barber dime.

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    Too bad the example in the original post is in such rough shape. It would be a fairly desirable piece of exonumia if the condition were better. It's still interesting, even as it is.
     
  12. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Most are done now by machine and using Chinese copy coins.
     
  13. Adam Hartle

    Adam Hartle New Member

    Thank you all for the responses. I believe SpiritYoda is correct seeing how we found it among my wife's grandmother's costume jewelry. My next question is is it worth anything other than silver scrap?
     
  14. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Realistically, i wouldn't think so, due to the condition, unfortunately. Too bad, because it's a pretty neat item, and a bit uncommon.
     
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  15. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    To bad it got so beat up. That would have been a very cool piece in better shape. I would have loved to add it to my collection of pop out coins. I have not seen it before. Looks like your grandmother liked it so much that she wore it a lot to get that much wear/damage to it.
     
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