Classic Coinage Series by C. B. Gitty
4pc. Mahogany Box Corners with Silver U. S. Mercury Dimes - Heirloom-grade Cigar Box Guitar Parts
These parts are not for your everyday, run-of-the-mill project. These are for the best of the best, heirloom-quality builds.
This is a set of 4 surface-mount box/panel corners, custom laser-engraved and cut from 1/8" solid genuine mahogany hardwood panels. Into each one is set a genuine U. S. "Mercury" silver dime, a classic piece of vintage US coinage that was minted between 1916 and 1945. These are the dimes that were in circulation during the U. S. Great Depression, when the phrase "Brother, can you spare a dime" was coined.
These dimes saw the U. S. through World War I, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, the Roosevelt New Deal years, and World War II. These are real, circulated coins that show their age and the wear of being passed through uncounted thousands of hands over the decades. They are living pieces of American History, and now they have a new life as a beautiful, decorative feature on your next special cigar box guitar or other woodworking project.
Dates on the coins vary from 1917 through the 1940's. Each set of 4 corners will not contain matching dates. They are presented in these pieces for their decorative value, not for their numismatic/collectible value. each dime contains approximately .07234 ounces of pure silver.
Please note: We do not overly polish or buff the coins that we mount into these pieces, prefering to leave them in their natural state of coloration and patina from years of circulation. If you prefer a shinier finish, you can always use some extra-fine steel wool to buff them up a bit.