Have you ever seen one of these before?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by mikenoodle, Jun 19, 2021.

  1. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot Supporter

    Hi everyone!

    I've been away for most of the past year while I learned my new job (in a completely different industry), but now that I have settled in a bit, I have some more time to come back and read and post on CT.

    That said, have any of you ever seen one of these?

    When I was a kid, they had a few at the coin shop, but I had not seen a single one since. Truthfully, I thought it was my mind playing tricks with my memory, but when I saw this one, I immediately bought it.

    I am really happy to have found one, and a Peace Dollar (my personal favorite design) to boot!

    Does this have a name? Do any of you have one?

    1925 Peace cut out obv.jpg 1925 Peace cut out rev.jpg
     
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  3. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    Welcome back! I've never seen one. Is it some sort of overlay? That's quite an expression on her face. She looks like she just sniffed some spoiled milk. :)
     
  4. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I think that is what is a called a mirror brockage.
     
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  6. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Craftspeople use a tiny drill bit and a rattail file or coping saw to cut out the silhouettes on the coins to make jewelry. They melt or sell the scrap silver for extra profit.

    The first time I saw this performed was at an arts & crafts show in Chincoteague, VA in the early 70's. You can still find many examples of this art on the internet under "coin jewelry".
     
  7. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Thanks for clarifying that this wasn't done at the mint, I didn't mean to mislead.
     
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  8. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    No problem!:)
     
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  9. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot Supporter

    The early 70s was when I had last seen them.

    Thanks all for your feedback on it!
     
  10. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot Supporter

    Seriously??? I’ve never heard of this… tell me more ;)
    Agreed. These are agregious. This coin will likely be reholdered
     
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  11. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot Supporter

    Thanks yakpoo!!! I missed this place.
     
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  12. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    A lot of work goes into these. I found this one many years ago.
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  13. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    Oh...is the OP's coin hollow?
     
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  15. KBBPLL

    KBBPLL Well-Known Member

    I did a double-take as well, at first I thought some altered cameo effect.
     
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  16. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    It looks like a cameo proof and there are no Peace Dollar proofs (cameo or otherwise). I guess it's just an optical illusion.
     
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  17. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Unwell Unknown Unmembered Supporter

    I remember seeing those when I was a kid, probably in some airport gift shop or something. That was the 1970's! I also remember the somewhat clumsy attempt I performed to manufacture something similar. It didn't turn out well and rubbish binned.
     
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  18. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    In my younger years, I've broken many a jeweler's saw blades doing the sail boat on the Canadian coin. LOL
     
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  19. Pickin and Grinin

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  20. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    At the Ventura County Fair every year, there is a jewelry stall that does these...I don't know if they would do a coin you brought them, but they might.
     
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  21. Marshall

    Marshall Junior Member

    I have no Idea if there is a connection, but the Franklin Mint springs to mind.
     
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