Video of Coin Ring Being Made

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Hobo, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Hobo

    Hobo Squirrel Hater

    I wondered how these coin rings were made and now I know thanks to this video.

    Making Coin Rings!
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  3. NOS

    NOS Former Coin Hoarder

    Watching a perfectly good coin get destroyed like that made me want to throw up. The activity portrayed in the above video should be a Class 2 Felony and Detecto's Historical Coin Protection Act should be amended to include coins not just from the United States but from every country.
  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Pretty cool! All this time, I figured they were just hammered into shape.

  5. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    Looks like PMD to me. :D
  6. bigjpst

    bigjpst Well-Known Member

    And to think, I spent hours with a spoon and mallet making this one for my wife

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  8. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I mentioned this video to a friend, and he gave me a link to someone who hammers out two-sided rings. If you read the opening paragraph, you will also learn that his work is being displayed at the US Mint in Philadelphia.

  9. wiggam007

    wiggam007 Cut-Rate Parasite

    I agree, first time I have ever seen it machined.

    I have wanted to try the spoon/mallet method for a smooth ring, but I also have an article on making the double sided ones. I doubt they would turn out as good as the ones Chris posted just because I only have scrounged items to use rather than specialized equipment.
  10. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

    Why'd you have to do that? Why?

    It's like kicking a hornets nest.
  11. wkw427

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  12. NOS

    NOS Former Coin Hoarder

    Why what? I supported Detecto's Historical Coin Protection Act when he proposed it last October and after having seen the above video I support it even more now. Destroying old and historic pre-1965 coins by milling, bending, carving, melting, etc. should be a felony. Only the government that issued a coin to begin with should be allowed to destroy it. Even then the only time a government should only be able destroy a coin is if it is damaged.
  13. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

    I agree that coins should not be destroyed. But waking Tim? Not a good thing to do.
  14. jloring

    jloring Senior Citizen

  15. wkw427

    wkw427 Member

  16. kaosleeroy108

    kaosleeroy108 The Mahayana Tea Shop & hobby center

    butchery at its finest.. I don't like it.. but that's just me..
  17. andrew289

    andrew289 Senior Analyst

    I destroy about $50 face of Mercs, walkers and Franklins every month (anything silver really).
    You can't save every tree and you can't save every coin.

    I won't get them all but I'm doing my best.
  18. sjlund

    sjlund Member

    1) Wow, I wish I had all those metal working tools.
    2) Look at all the silver shavings flying everywhere! Breaks my heart.
    3) I like the two-sided rings much better.
  19. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

    Those are steel shavings. Those dies are not made of silver.
  20. wiggam007

    wiggam007 Cut-Rate Parasite

    I think he is talking about 3:10 in the video when the guy starts to round the edges of the ring on the spinning thing (is it a lathe?)
  21. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

    Missed that.
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