COIN BELT-A GIFT FROM A STRANGER

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The Mystery Behind the Coin Belt

ms.tmha: This Coin Belt has been in my possession since, possibly, 2004.

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The Story Behind the Coin Belt

In or around 2004, I was, at that time, employed at Bank of America in Danville, Virginia as a part-time teller. It was the day that an African-American woman came to the bank to empty her safe-deposit box. I later found out that this, possibly middle-aged woman was a jewelry collector as she stood at the window of my teller line and out of nowhere she produced this beautiful piece of artistry. It was definitely a lovely piece. Now, as this woman stood in front of me, in confidence, she told me that there was a bracelet to match and that she would like me to have that, as well. To my dismay, after that day, I never saw this woman again but I have thoroughly enjoyed my wonderful piece of art.

The Coin Belt Dilemma

This Coin Belt, from what the owner provided, was created in New York City. My dilemma is putting a name to the artist that created this beautiful masterpiece. If anyone can put a finger to who may be the artist, please let me know because that information may, by chance, bring more value to it.
More information About The Coin Belt

This Coin Belt consists of 44 Mercury dimes and one Quarter dated in 1964. These coins are attached to metal links but, without professional assistance, it would be difficult to say how.

The Mercury coins are dated as follows: (If there is a question mark or blank beside a date, it is because I was not sure exactly of what the date was. Some of the coins are very worn.

Dime 1: 1939
Dime 2: 1929
Dime 3: 1944
Dime 4: 1943
Dime 5: 1944
Dime 6: 1944
Dime 7: 1944
Dime 8: 1918
Dime 9: 1945
Dime 10: 1945
Dime 11: 1919
Dime 12: 1926
Dime 13: 1926
Dime 14: 1944
Dime 15: 1935
Dime 16: 1944
Dime 17: 1943
Dime 18: 1929
Dime 19: 1929
Dime 20: 1941
Dime 21: 1929
Dime 22: 1934(?)
Dime 23: 192_(?)
Dime 24: 1941(?)
Dime 25: 1945
Dime 26: 1941
Dime 27: 1943
Dime 28: 1929
Dime 29: 1942
Dime 30: 1929
Dime 31: 1944
Dime 32: 1942
Dime 33: 1941
Dime 34: 1939
Dime 35: 1942
Dime 36: 1941
Dime 37: 1942
Dime 38: 1945
Dime 39: 1934
Dime 40: 191_(?)
Dime 41: 1941
Dime 42: 1944
Dime 43: 1939
Dime 44: 1941
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Quarter 1: 1964

If you have any information, you can email me at ms.tmha@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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