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Topic: coin rings! i'm an addict!!!  (Read 43227 times)
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« Reply #70 on: November 22, 2007 06:16:55 PM »

when i was making mine i wasn't quite paying attention so i ended up sizing it to fit my left ring finger (my right one is bigger since i sprained it a few times and it never really went back to normal) but i just wear it anyway.
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« Reply #71 on: December 19, 2007 01:26:22 PM »

My first coin ring!




I'm wearing it on the pointer finger of my right hand. I used a hammer, vice grips, my dremmel, my hubbies power drill and a 1974 quarter. 
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« Reply #72 on: January 05, 2008 01:54:55 PM »

quick question for everyone who has attemped this:
i started hammering last week and have been doing it in 20 min increments with a US 1961 quarter...how long did it take you to get it hammered out?

also, i know some people asked about a proper drill bit...i used a unibit (like in the tutorial floating around) and it worked amazingly! but, it did cost $35 so if you drill alot like i do it is totally work it!
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« Reply #73 on: January 05, 2008 03:25:24 PM »

I did not use a silver quarter like you are, but it took me about 4 hours of hammering to get it to about a size 7. I used a unibit too (yay for free access to the school labs!)
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« Reply #74 on: January 05, 2008 05:35:41 PM »

I really dont get this lol. I checked the tut. Im a little slow today so that may contribute to my dumbness lol. Is the ring made out of an actual coin?
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« Reply #75 on: January 05, 2008 06:21:21 PM »

yup, you hammer the edge (or hit it with a spoon) until it's smooth and about the size of a ring. the edge will flatten out so it's like the coin has a thick rim, then you drill the center out and finish the inside so it's smoother
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« Reply #76 on: January 05, 2008 06:57:13 PM »

ok, i dont mean to spoil the fun but... isnt this illegal? i thought you couldnt destroy money.

Nope! It's only illegal if you're trying to use this destroyed money/you're doing it with the intent of cheating people, pretty much.

From this site
"FACT #4: Know how and when it is illegal to destroy money.

Nothing in the law forbids anyone from destroying coins, in spite of a belief to the contrary. Defacing or mutilating a coin and then passing it as currency is another matter. The intent to commit fraud is what is being penalized in this case. As far as paper money is concerned, leaving money in your pants pockets to be drenched in a washing machine won’t harm your bills. That’s because they are made out of linen and cotton fibers, which aren’t affected by water. On this note, here’s an interesting but unverified observation from an online forum:

    It’s illegal to modify money in a fraudulent way (i.e. make a defective mint Penny and sell it for a thousand dollars), but it is perfectly legal to retrieve the base metals from money, just as it is legal to possess shredded paper money (and use it for stuffing pillows, toys, etc)."

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It is a myth that goes around a lot, though.



Actually, i do believe it is illegal. I do not care at all lol - i mean, im all for it, but i dont want ot see anyone on here getting in trouble Shocked

http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=426715

This  link explains it.


Hope i didnt make anyone TOO sad Sad I totally wish it was legal too because BOY would i have a field day with a few of those REALLY new coins!


Then again -- they DO have those coin crushing machines at zoos and stuff for pennies to turn them into wierd embossed logos lol! --- mmmm 'tis a question that may never be answered Shocked lol
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« Reply #77 on: January 05, 2008 10:00:09 PM »

If you read lower on the page it seems to say that it may possibly be illegal but it's one of those things to which the government turns a blind eye.  Looks like no one really has a definite answer!
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« Reply #78 on: January 06, 2008 08:15:38 AM »

Yea  - it seems to be a "no-biggie" type law-breaker like jay-walking. I mean, why stop people from hurting Quarters and Pennies when they have REAL criminals out there lol.

Then again, there ARE those REALLY WEIRD cops that stop you for jay-walking, so you never know. Psssht- i could care less! YOU GO GIRL - kick that quarter and half dollar's ass!


You never know, it may come in handy one day haha -
Scenario: "Hey Rachael do you have a quarter? I need just one more for the vending machine"
            "Sorry Sarah, I sure dont! ...... Oh wait! I DO" *Pops coin ring off her finger and pops it in the vending machine! Voila! HEHEHE ^.^
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« Reply #79 on: January 06, 2008 02:37:11 PM »

Tehe, but first you'd have to figure out how to re-hammer it so it's flat and vaguely quarter shaped again!  Now a coin with a hole in it to be a necklace pendant... that could be useful in emergencies!  Cheesy
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