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  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    April 22, 2005 at 1:41 am
    Link: How to make a coin ring - A little crafts project for you all.
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    Spushy Female 30-39
    146 posts
    April 22, 2005 at 2:26 am
    looks fun, but is something I`d probably never do..
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    Nowtelsetodo Female 13-17
    132 posts
    April 22, 2005 at 5:06 am
    Cool idea! *Goes off excited to do it...*

    Ah, just realised i have no idea what a machinist hammer, a dremmel with a cutting bit or a buffing wheel actually are.

    But it`s a very pretty ring...

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    nickbrick Male 13-17
    797 posts
    April 22, 2005 at 5:06 am
    cool
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    SammyFrank Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2005 at 7:21 am
    I`d love to do that although I`ll probably never do that.
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    Mr.knowItAll Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2005 at 7:42 am
    Good because its against U.S. law to deface, alter, American currency in any way shape, or form. We don`t really own any type of currency. Were just sort of temporarily borrowing it. Maybe you could use old Pre-Euro coins like Pesetas, Deutsch marks, French Franks (though don`t quote me on that) Definitely not U.S. coins though...
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    sun_devil Male 18-29
    14 posts
    April 22, 2005 at 8:38 am
    guys , does the coin has to be made of silver
    or any kind will do ?
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    alpy_lost4gd Female 18-29
    249 posts
    April 22, 2005 at 9:09 am
    wow.. but i too will never do it.
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    Atrix Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2005 at 11:00 am
    must be made of silver
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    pysco_chick Female 13-17
    220 posts
    April 22, 2005 at 11:17 am
    I heard most coins are made of zinc, or nickel with very little siver.
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    kellyc Female 13-17
    60 posts
    April 22, 2005 at 11:22 am
    arent punching holes in pennies and wearing them on a necklace defacing currency?
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    w77 Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2005 at 12:33 pm
    If that is the case Mr. Knowitall, why do they have a machine at the mint that flatens pennys.
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    juice7918 Female 18-29
    128 posts
    April 22, 2005 at 4:42 pm
    LOL
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    Stfno88 Male 13-17
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    April 22, 2005 at 4:46 pm
    OOHH! When I read the link, I thought it meant how to make a coin "ring like a bell". :-P
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    evilloner14 Female 13-17
    464 posts
    April 22, 2005 at 4:59 pm
    That is so cool.
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    SammyFrank Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2005 at 5:02 pm
    ok..
    a) "the coin has to be silver." The quarter shown is not all silver.
    b) "it`s illegal." Hey Secret Service, come get me, I trashed 25 cents!
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    Mr.knowItAll Male 18-29
    608 posts
    April 22, 2005 at 5:33 pm
    Actually i once read that the Secret Service did pay a visit to a high school professor who was cutting up Dimes to Analise the silver content...
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    MM Freak Male 13-17
    55 posts
    April 22, 2005 at 5:48 pm
    thats awsome
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    S_J_W Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2005 at 6:25 pm
    Actually sammyfrank, that is a US Silver Dollar, it has a portrait of Eisenhower on it. As far as the legality of this act, this is what the US treasury has to say:

    "Section 331 of Title 18 of the United States code provides criminal penalties for anyone who “fraudulently alters, defaces, mutilates impairs, diminishes, falsifies, scales, or lightens any of the coins coined at the Mints of the United States.” This statute means that you may be violating the law if you change the appearance of the coin and fraudulently represent it to be other than the altered coin that it is. As a matter of policy, the U.S. Mint does not promote coloring, plating or altering U.S. coinage: however, there are no sanctions against such activity absent fraudulent intent."

    So as long as you aren`t trying to pass it off as a coin of different value for the purposes of trading it for goods or services then you`ll be fine. The government doesn`t really promote it but they couldn`t sto

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    lukast Male 18-29
    263 posts
    April 22, 2005 at 7:09 pm
    Mr.knowitall.

    Dick Cheney Lights his cigars with twenty dollar bills. I can make a ring out of quarters.

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    reeallybored Male 13-17
    189 posts
    April 22, 2005 at 7:35 pm
    Hey, that`s pretty neat. I tried to make one, and I got pretty far, but half way through it, the CIA busted down my door and arrested me. Said something about "defacing currency" or whatnot. Oh well. It really does work though. The edge of mine turned completely copper-colored for some reason when I tried to sand it though... And no, it doesn`t have to be silver, plain old normal everyday quarters work just as well.
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    mediawhore91 Male 13-17
    134 posts
    April 22, 2005 at 8:32 pm
    SJW, it doesnt show anyones face at all, including eisenhower`s
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    SammyFrank Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2005 at 9:21 pm
    SJW (aka Mr.Knowitall).. I`m more scared.. BTW, hey Secret Service, I trashed a dollar and 25 cents. Come and get me!
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    SammyFrank Male 18-29
    1030 posts
    April 22, 2005 at 9:22 pm
    Reealyboard.. LOL
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    voodoowild22 Female 18-29
    138 posts
    April 22, 2005 at 9:28 pm
    My metal shop teacher`s done that before, but he said it takes hours just to beat on it with the spoon. waste of time. lol EW LOOK AT THAT KNUCKLE HAIR
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    TokenBabe Female 30-39
    533 posts
    April 22, 2005 at 10:33 pm
    Truth be told...Buddy has just got WAY too much time on his hands. I bet you he folds US bills to look like the burning twin towers, too!
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    reeallybored Male 13-17
    189 posts
    April 23, 2005 at 1:09 am
    Sweet! I finally finished my ring. I must say this is one of the more useful links that`s been posted. Although (since the quarter I used isn`t made of silver) it`s kinda brassy colored, you can still tell it`s a quarter because it says THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - QUARTER DOLLAR - on the inside. Pretty cool. I`ll try to get a picture of it.
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    S_J_W Male 18-29
    1465 posts
    April 23, 2005 at 1:33 am
    mediawhore91: Actually, you get a clear look at the profile in the seventh image. On closer inspection, I was wrong. It`s a Kennedy half dollar used in the description. Eisenhower didn`t have a double chin in his profile. Half dollars still work though since the original issues are about 90% silver (just like the Eisenhower silver dollars) and they still had up to 40% silver until the 70`s.

    SammyFrank: First off, I`m not an alternate account. Secondly, if you had bothered to read my post at all you would have seen that I am disagreeing with Mr.Knowitall. The government would only be able to press charges if someone were defacing money in order to pass it off as a different amount. Common in a lot of forms of counterfeiting. My post was backing you up by reinforcing that the government can`t do a thing if you decide to destroy currency as long as there is no fraudulent intent. Please try to remember these simple steps; read, think and then post before you indulge in being a jackass.

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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    April 23, 2005 at 1:45 am
    I don`t really see the point of making it into a ring that looks like any old ring.
    But I did once buy a cut american quarter. Basically it`s a coin with holes in it to emphasize the design.
    And maybe that`s illegal but it`s sure as hell common.
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    p4nd4z Female 18-29
    302 posts
    April 23, 2005 at 3:42 pm
    my friend would really like that ring. nice and simple but very interesting. i dont have the patience to do it :-(
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    AllMightySar Female 18-29
    135 posts
    April 24, 2005 at 12:00 am
    Ok, kiddies...let`s not get all wound up over some kid who calls himself Mr.Know-It-All. How well can you trust what they say with a name like that?

    *covers her name with a piece of tape*

    I mean really....

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    sun_devil Male 18-29
    14 posts
    April 24, 2005 at 5:03 am
    finished at last , it took me 2 days !!!!
    and its not as cool looking as on the pic`s
    but thats probobly because the coin i used is`nt silver .... bahhh
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    sun_devil Male 18-29
    14 posts
    April 24, 2005 at 5:05 am
    btw , if someone is planing to do this , than i have one important tip , don`t use the spoon , it`s a waste of time ,use the small hammer isted....
    goodluck
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    grade4 Female 13-17
    870 posts
    April 25, 2005 at 6:37 pm
    way too complicated and expensive -- might as well just get a real ring for 15 bucks
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    jilly_poo Female 18-29
    43 posts
    April 25, 2005 at 9:02 pm
    woah i soo need a ring like that im gonna make one and post :-D
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    jilly_poo Female 18-29
    43 posts
    April 25, 2005 at 9:03 pm
    Hey grade four where have you been shopping?I wanna go there!
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    Destiny124 Female 18-29
    131 posts
    April 25, 2005 at 9:27 pm
    thats cool
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    Andy329 Male 13-17
    16 posts
    April 27, 2005 at 3:54 am
    whoa that would be awesome to make/have
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    DJ_jason Male 30-39
    667 posts
    April 28, 2005 at 12:34 am
    I started making one today. I made it out of a regular quarter, and it`s getting so small that it`s not gonna be able to fit on any of my fingers other than the pinky.
    He must have used a 50 cent piece with LOTS of silver in it, as I was using a full-blown shop hammer and it took me the better part of an hour to get the thing to look even REMOTELY like what he has in these pictures. It would take me about a week to use a spoon.
    I`m gonna go to the bank and buy a silver half-dollar to make my final piece. I`ll post pics here of it.
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    kmdavis85 Female 18-29
    605 posts
    April 28, 2005 at 1:01 am
    That is pretty darn cool.
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    eastsiderepp Male 18-29
    2620 posts
    May 8, 2005 at 5:15 pm
    "Don`s coin ring plans are currently being revised. Please check back in about two weeks for the newest version of these plans."

    *shrug*

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    Allison42o Female 18-29
    107 posts
    July 17, 2005 at 12:17 pm
    hey i made me one =) it really works!! (takes 4ever tho)

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