How to make coin rings
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Welcome to We Make Silver Coin Rings We make Silver Coin Rings from vintage silver US coins. It's a unique combination of Art, Craftsmanship, Americana, History, and a small investment in Silver. Each piece of coin jewelry is a one-of-a-kind handmade piece of history that has been touched by thousands of people across the USA. Now you can wear one or give one as a gift. Imagine that. money you can wear!
We custom make a ring for you. Sizes range from 4 to 13, including ½ and ¼ sizes.
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Here's a little coin ring history: Coins have been made into rings for years, they were sometimes given as wedding bands after World War I and WWII. It is said that these rings were often made in the trenches or on Navy ships at sea by hitting the coin with a large silver spoon several thousand times.
The coin would be struck for hours until the writing round the edge of the coin had turned 90 degrees. Then the middle would be removed to make the ring. We use a very different method that leaves the writing and artwork on the coin visible on the inside and outside. Using coins as jewelry is another way of appreciating them. You adorn yourself or someone else with an item of beauty or historical significance, and you create interest in others who notice. It is a way of allowing coins to be appreciated for their beauty to a wider audience. Coin jewelry can be found in museums around the world.
We only use 5 different types of vintage US silver coins to create our rings: The Walking Liberty Half Dollar was a silver 50-cent piece or half dollar coin issued by the United States Mint from 1916 to 1947; it was designed by Adolph A. Weinman. The design of the half dollar bears a full-length figure of Liberty, the folds of the Stars and Stripes flying to the breeze as a background, progressing in full stride toward the dawn of a new day, carrying branches of laurel and oak, symbolical of civil and military glory. The hand of the figure is outstretched in bestowal of the spirit of liberty. The reverse of the half dollar shows an eagle perched
high upon a mountain crag, his wings unfolded, fearless in spirit and conscious of his power. Springing from a rift in the rock is a sapling of mountain pine, symbolic of America.
The Franklin Half Dollar is a coin that was struck by the United States Mint from 1948 to 1963. The fifty-cent piece pictures Founding Father Benjamin Franklin on the obverse and the Liberty Bell on the reverse. A small eagle was placed to the right of the bell to fulfill the legal requirement that half dollars depict the figure of an eagle. Produced in 90 percent silver with a reeded edge, the coin was struck at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco mints.The coin was struck regularly until 1963; beginning in 1964 it was replaced by the Kennedy half dollar, issued in honor of the assassinated President, John F. Kennedy. Though the coin is still legal tender, its face value is greatly exceeded by its value to collectors or as silver.
The Kennedy Half Dollar. first minted in 1964, is a currently struck fifty cent coin issued by the United States Mint. Intended as a memorial to the assassinated President John F. Kennedy, it was authorized by Congress just over a month after his death. Use of existing works by Mint sculptors Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro allowed dies to be prepared quickly, and striking of the new coins began in January 1964.The coins vanished from circulation soon after their release in April 1964 due to collectors, hoarders, and those interested in a memento of the late president. Continued rises in the price of silver increased the hoarding—many early Kennedy half dollars have been melted for their silver. Starting with 1965-dated pieces, the percentage of fine silver was reduced from 90% to 40% (silver clad). In May 1969, the Treasury sought authorization to eliminate the half dollar's silver content, changing it to the same copper-nickel clad composition as the dime and quarter.
The Washington Quarter Dollar is the present quarter dollar or 25-cent piece issued by the United States Mint. The original coin began to be struck in 1932, and was designed by sculptor John Flanagan.The new silver quarters entered circulation on August 1, 1932, and they were struck in silver until the Mint transitioned to copper-nickel clad coinage in 1965. This is the coin we use for smaller sized rings. (4-8)
Occasionally, we make a ring from a Barber Half Dollar (1892 to 1916). They derive their name from their designer, Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber.They are more rare and expensive than other silver coins we use regularly. The basic obverse design of the Barber silver coinage consisted of a Liberty head with a cap and wreath, flanked by six stars on the left and seven on the right, and the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST" appears above it. The date is centered below the figure. It's a beautiful coin, but requires more TLC than the others to make.
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