During a short hour-long hunt in my recently discovered Mercury dime hotspot in Lexington (so far 12 removed from a 100′ x 100′ area) I pulled something interesting.
My detector signaled a strange sort of mixed, confused reading. After retrieving, at first, it looked like a swollen Mercury dime. Later I discovered it had a seam and remains of a post at the top (it was a charm someone made from two dimes.) There are a lot of jewelry offerings with one Merc featured, but not two. This, and the dime’s depth and location leads me to think it was made a long time ago (when the dime was worth, um, a dime.)
It was found alongside it’s unaltered sibling shown on right. Strange find.
I’m guessing they were after this effect: