This is the first coin ring I ever made, and from there, I got kind of a bug. With this method, expensive jewelers tools can be substituted with simple ambition. A great place to start with coin rings
A link to my shop if ya want to skip all the work and just have a high quality coin ring
Is making coin rings illegal? www.youtube.com/watch
Make a Double Sided Coin Ring www.youtube.com/watch
Making a ring out of 50 cent piece www.youtube.com/watch
Mirror Finnish your rings www.youtube.com/watch
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A detailed walk through video on one way to make a Liberty Ring out of a quarter at home with basic hand tools. An average quarter will work too. Your girl will part with her most expensive rings, before she parts with this one. That is if she's truly into you. A gold digger won't find it so cool. P.S. this is my first try at this, so bare with me. This video is not about the quality of the final product, just the techniques used to form out a ring. You can get as meticulous as you'd like. This ring turned out to be a size 5 and a half. Watch my half dollar vid (linked above) to see a larger, thicker ring.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury own website Home » Resource Center » FAQs » Coins » Portraits & Designs.. bottom of the page. "Is it illegal to damage or deface coins?-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."
Here's the link - www.treasury.gov/resource-center/faqs/Coins/Pages/edu_faq_coins_portraits.aspx