Cufflinks - Silver Mercury Dimes - soldered
These cufflinks were made from Silver (.900) Mercury dimes (various years)
I create a slight dome in the coins, create a patina to make the image pop, and then silver solder the cuff links onto the coin. This creates a lasting hold (better than glue or epoxy). I then apply Renaissance Wax Polish. This helps to seal in the patina and protect the surface of the metal. You can always polish this more to create a shinier finish if you prefer.
These coins were in circulation 1916-1945. The metal composition of the coins is silver (.900). The cufflinks are stainless steel.
Mercury Dimes were named after Mercury, the Greek messenger of the gods. Originally called "winged Liberty" dimes, the idea of the wings on the head was "flight of thought". Our take on that is to learn all you can in this world and fly with it!
Please indicate this during checkout. Our packaging is always fun, unique and makes a great gift to receive in the mail! If you choose, we will also include a hand-stamped Lucky Buttons original card with your personal message handwritten inside. We also include an info sheet about the piece including interesting facts and care instructions.