Things to consider when looking at coin-rings


Just thought that I would set down some things to consider when looking a purchasing a coin ring.

The minting process of coins makes them thicker on the outer edge, this is so that they can survive the knocks they get in day to day circulation. however, when turned into a ring, this means that one of the sides of the ring is thicker than the other’ and we always size the ring on that side, (usually the reeded side)

What the coin is made from.
The composition of the coin in another factor, Most antique coins pre 1946 British coins are silver or predominantly silver. all modern coins are made from alloys. it is these alloys that react with skin and cause greening or staining of fingers. To solve this problem the rings can either be coated with a non-permanent sealant, which usually lasts for a few weeks before wearing off. look for this when reading product descriptions, some vendors will advise that a clear nail varnish can be applied. not an ideal solution.
I seal my alloy rings with a permanent coating that will withstand normal day-to-day wear, but even this will be stripped by harsh chemicals (acetone, brake fluid etc.)

What type of coin ring?
The obvious one is usually a year of birth, however, some customers have opted to use coins that they have picked up on a special trip, or decided on a coin that has attractive detailing, such as the Swiss one and Swiss Two Franc.
There are many coins from all over the world that make unique and exciting rings, and the internet is a great way to find them.

I can turn coins that you already have into rings. Contact me for a quote.



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