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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2007 06:22:08 PM »

very nice...

so... is it true or just urban legend that it's illegal to destroy/damage legal tender...?  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2007 06:30:56 PM »

Sandra, this is absolutely frikken fabulous!  I'll really have to make myself one now...this is way too cool not to make...

how's that baby coming along? Smiley

Yarnhag, it's illegal to melt down pennies and nickels for the metal, and it's illegal to deface coinage and then try to pass it off as legal tender...but as far as just defacing the coins and using them for art, it's legal!
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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2007 06:38:19 PM »

LOL! i totally looked it up after my husband said it was cool but wasn't i committing a crime? but bubba*tink is right! according to the law, the only time defacing legal tender is illegal is if it is for the purpose of some fraudulent act; say i take a penny and make it look like a nickel (how, i have no idea) then that's illegal. but again, the fab bubba*tink is correct, using it for art is perfectly legal Smiley

Sandra, this is absolutely frikken fabulous!  I'll really have to make myself one now...this is way too cool not to make...

how's that baby coming along? Smiley


you should totally make one bubba! it looks so good on... i totally didn't think it would look as elegant as it does on a person.

and the baby's doing great! she's my craftiest endeavor yet Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2007 07:02:40 PM »

Hooray!  I love how you used the pennies.  And I really love the shape--pennies or not.  Good luck!  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2007 07:09:04 PM »

That's gorgeous! I love how its a different shape than you usually see.. so refreshing!
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« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2007 02:28:00 AM »

Pennies made after 1982 (or 3?) are mostly zinc, not copper. They do have a copper coating, but... okay, that's the extent of my knowledge. Sorry. Smiley

I LOVE the necklace. It looks kind of Egypt-y... or Greek-ish? sort of. Or like something you'd find in an old tomb. Anyway, it's gorgeous and I'll definitely have to check out your Etsy!

And I love the name... 36-cent penny necklace.

How did you drill the holes? I've been trying to drill holes in dice (plastic) and other things and it's so difficult... I'd love to learn how to drill holes in coins..Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2007 03:47:24 AM »

Oh this is so good.  I love the way it lies.
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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2007 04:25:51 AM »

Cool idea!  Grin

very nice...

so... is it true or just urban legend that it's illegal to destroy/damage legal tender...?  Wink

This is what I was thinking! although, I can't imagine a cop seeing you with this and taking you in!

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« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2007 10:20:41 AM »

Phew -- glad to know.  That makes sense, too.  Now I won't feel so bad about the pennies I hammered flat and formed into other things... hee hee
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« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2007 10:42:15 AM »

It can't be illegal.  Every tourist spot in the USA has one of those flatten-the-penny-and-imprint-a-logo machines. 

This necklace is terrific!  I love Mr. Lincoln and the penny.  I'll be so sad if they ever retire pennies. 
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