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: