Wedding Ring from a Silver Coin

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A silver wedding band made from a 1964 half dollar
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A silver wedding band made from a 1964 half dollar

A silver wedding band made from a 1964 half dollar

Photo: ManKnit

Did you know three U.S. coins produced in 1964 and prior are made from real silver? Quarters, dimes, and half-dollars to be specific. With that in mind, I used a silver half dollar to make my wedding band using a technique I learned in my high school shop class.

The ring is produced by tapping the edges of the coin flat with a ball pein hammer to produce the width of the band. Then you cut out the center with a coping saw and file down the ragged edge. Finally, it's sized like any ring with a ball pein hammer and a ring sizer.

I made my wife a wedding band from a silver dime, but she quickly traded it in for a dime-nd.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Also Seen on Make: Podcast
posted in: gallery, Jewelry, ring, silver, silver coin

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MrsSusie writes: Please email me at [email protected] I would like to commission you to to make two rings out of silver Roosevelt or Mercury dimes.
Posted: 9:54 am on October 3rd
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