Q: I own a pin made from a Winged Liberty dime. Can you tell me more about it? Was it mass-produced? Does it have any value?
A: Pins, charms, cufflinks, and other items are made from cutout or punched-out coins. The Winged Liberty dime is often used, but nickels, quarters, and other coins are also made into jewelry. You can usually find them for sale at coin shows. Winged Liberty dimes were first issued in 1916. The design was by Adolph A. Weinman, who won a competition held by the U.S. Treasury. The model for the head is said to have been Elsie Stevens, wife of the poet Wallace Stevens. Value of your Winged Liberty pin is only $10-$15, depending on condition.