Inspired by the Hollycraft Christmas tree pins of the 1950s and 1960s, this Silver Mercury Dime Christmas Tree Brooch adds another layer of Americana to a lovely festive pin design. The gold tone Christmas tree is decorated with clear glass rhinestone garland and multi-colored glass ornaments, and in the center is a genuine .900 silver Mercury dime. Minted from 1916 to 1945, this 10-cent piece doesn't actually show the Greek god Mercury, but rather, it features Lady Liberty with a winged cap symbolizing freedom of thought. Her resemblance to the Greek god led to the common misnomer, but the coin is actually correctly called the Winged Liberty Head dime. The brooch has a brass safety-style pin back closure, and a Certificate of Authenticity is included. A unique and festive piece of jewelry with built-in historic significance.
• Hollycraft-style Christmas tree brooch • Features a Winged Liberty Head dime • Dime is .900 silver • Gold tone brooch features glass faux jewels • Safety-style pin closure
Dimensions 1¾"W x 2½"H x ½"D
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