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« on: February 17, 2009 09:30:24 AM »

I ordered these coins off ebay and used my dad's drill press to drill the holes in them. The coins that were real dirty and unpolished got thrown into my rock tumbler with a stainless steel shot to shine them up. Then I strung them together with some wire and voila!










I gots more but I'm late late late for school! Thanks for looking.

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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2009 09:37:38 AM »

these are cool, how did you drill the holes. I have tried using a dremmel type tool but no joy, Perhaps I was using the wrong bit (I tried a number of different kinds)
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2009 12:01:38 PM »

love the necklace! esp. the one with the Argentinian coin.
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2009 12:09:24 PM »

i love the one with a tree & the other with the sailboat!

btw, i really like how you used wire to connect them instead of clasps. it looks especially handmade & appears to have taken you alot longer than .5 seconds as it wouldve if you used piers & a clasp!
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2009 12:38:31 PM »

(just as a heads up, it's illigal to drill holes in currency- it's defacing money)
http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=426715

I wouldn't want you to get in any troubble for selling it.

They are very pretty though!
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2009 01:40:27 PM »

love, love love love. the tri-color really makes it.
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2009 02:30:00 PM »

(just as a heads up, it's illigal to drill holes in currency- it's defacing money)
http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=426715

I wouldn't want you to get in any troubble for selling it.

They are very pretty though!

The law that you just quoted is for US currency only.  It also says that it is for currency that is currently in use.  If money has been removed from use, because it has changed, or was previously damaged, then it's fair game.

The government also turns a blind eye to most money that is defaced.  I guess because they just can't keep track of it all.  If you were using every coin that you ever touched for jewelry, they might frown on it, but a few coins here and there never get missed.

I think your jewelry is lovely.  I like the designs, and the combinations of colors.
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2009 06:46:42 PM »

It is only if she has fraudulent intent.

http://www.treas.gov/education/faq/coins/portraits.shtml#q13

Is it illegal to damage or deface coins?

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.
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2009 08:19:12 PM »

Thank you for clarifying that.  I read it, but I didn't understand what it meant by fraudulent intent.  I know that it is not illegal to make jewelry from coins, but I thought it was only for coins not currently in circulation.

Sorry, I didn't mean to hijack your post, splenda.  You have a nice idea here.
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2009 08:41:19 PM »

these are cool as hell very well made
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