R.I.P. morgan dollar

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Goldsayshi463, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. Goldsayshi463

    Goldsayshi463 the person who says "hi" all the time

    i dont know the date or mint mark of this coin but it has been cut and carved to make a pin. it weighs about 2/3 of a typical morgan dollar would WIN_20200808_15_13_04_Pro.jpg
     
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  3. Goldsayshi463

    Goldsayshi463 the person who says "hi" all the time

    WIN_20200808_15_14_49_Pro.jpg so sad but u can kind of make up the outline of the nose
     
  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    It was made into a Money Clip

    Like this -
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    Another kind -
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  5. Goldsayshi463

    Goldsayshi463 the person who says "hi" all the time

    but why i dont like the idea of that
     
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Well.. People turn coins into all kinds of stuff.
    I have seen Silver Quarters and Kennedy's turned into guitar picks.

    There are collectors who like numismatic related items like money clips and jewelry.

    If it bothers you then get rid of it.
     
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You don't like the idea but the person that did it did like the idea.
     
  8. Derrick Combs

    Derrick Combs Active Member

    Thinks of all those gold coins, holed....
     
  9. Goldsayshi463

    Goldsayshi463 the person who says "hi" all the time

    oh now i understand
     
  10. stairstars

    stairstars Well-Known Member

    Using them for money clips goes back a bit, as this one is from the 1930s.

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  11. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Coins have been used to adorn all manner of adornment. Buttons, money clips, tie clasps, necklaces.... I have a beautiful MS Franklin half encased in a block of Lucite as a paper weight on my desk at work.
     
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  12. ewomack

    ewomack Senior Member Supporter

    Yes, these are all over. I inherited an 1898 Morgan encased in a bezel of some sort. As usual, I have no information on why it was put in a bezel, whether someone wore it as a necklace or whatever. But someone found it worth keeping and it came my way as the guy in the family "who's into coins." I would like to free it but the effort probably wouldn't be worth it and it would probably destroy or severely damage the coin the in the process. All I can do is wonder why someone went to the trouble.

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  13. Goldsayshi463

    Goldsayshi463 the person who says "hi" all the time

    I’m just gonna see if it is worth anything or just some novelty
     
  14. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    This one took a while to make.
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  15. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I occasionally do scrollsaw work with wood. It can be quite tedious. And then I see something like this and my jaw just drops.
     
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    ldhair Clean Supporter

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