How to make a coin ring

Submitted by: buddy 12 years ago in
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A little crafts project for you all.
There are 42 comments:
Female 107
hey i made me one =) it really works!! (takes 4ever tho)
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Male 2,620
"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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Female 604
That is pretty darn cool.
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Male 667
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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Male 16
whoa that would be awesome to make/have
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Female 131
thats cool
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Female 43
Hey grade four where have you been shopping?I wanna go there!
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Female 43
woah i soo need a ring like that im gonna make one and post :-D
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Female 870
way too complicated and expensive -- might as well just get a real ring for 15 bucks
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Male 14
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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Male 14
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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Female 135
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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Female 302
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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Female 3,562
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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Male 1,465
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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Male 189
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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Female 533
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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Female 138
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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Male 1,030
Reealyboard.. LOL
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Male 1,030
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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Male 134
SJW, it doesnt show anyones face at all, including eisenhower`s
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Male 189
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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Male 263
Mr.knowitall.

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

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Male 1,465
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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Male 55
thats awsome
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Male 608
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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Male 1,030
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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Female 464
That is so cool.
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Male 52
OOHH! When I read the link, I thought it meant how to make a coin "ring like a bell". :-P
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Female 128
LOL
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Male 14
If that is the case Mr. Knowitall, why do they have a machine at the mint that flatens pennys.
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Female 60
arent punching holes in pennies and wearing them on a necklace defacing currency?
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Female 220
I heard most coins are made of zinc, or nickel with very little siver.
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Male 36
must be made of silver
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Female 249
wow.. but i too will never do it.
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Male 14
guys , does the coin has to be made of silver
or any kind will do ?
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Male 608
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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Male 1,030
I`d love to do that although I`ll probably never do that.
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Male 797
cool
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Female 132
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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Female 146
looks fun, but is something I`d probably never do..
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Male 10,115
Link: How to make a coin ring [Rate Link] - A little crafts project for you all.
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