Mercury dimes are special ten-cent coins that were made from 1916 to 1945 and contain 90% silver. The coin's face depicts a classical goddess that represents liberty, such as Libertas, the ancient Roman goddess of libery.
However, it is also
referred to as a Mercury dime because it looks like the Roman messenger god Mercury. In various cultures that practice folk magic and hoodoo traditions, silver coins carried in money bags or worn are believed to give the person financial good fortune.
Mercury dime anklets are common ways to wear the dimes, being used to increase luck as well as protection for the wearer. It is believed that a leap year coin provides
additional luck the carrier. Many people carry or store their dimes in a flannel bag for additional luck. Customers have the option when purchasing coins and coin jewelry to purchase a red flannel bag.