Friday, October 5, 2018
Mary’s ten cent coin pendant
Colleen found the coin at a civil war/coin shop in Manassas, Virginia. Colleen told us that Mary, who was born in 1929, had always wanted something with her birth year on it. Colleen bought a chain and the coin holder bezel to make the coin into a pendant at the same time she bought the coin.
We only have the coin pendant. I don’t know what happened to the necklace. The coin is wrapped in a metal bezel with a tiny ring at the top, so it can be worn as a necklace. The ring is solid, not a screw top. Colleen said the bezel and necklace were both supposed to be sterling. The coin doesn’t have a mintmark which means it was coined at the Philadelphia mint. It’s in pretty good condition.
Mary proudly wore the necklace often. My daughter-in-law Ashley wore the coin on her garter as her “something borrowed” when she married my son Chris.
Coin Study: 1929 Dime Value; https://www.coinstudy.com/1929-dime-value.html.