1972 Miniature Antiqued Copper Penny Turtle Tortoise Coin Art Resin Handmade Birth Year Financial Gift Sculpture Memorial Reptile Figurine

$24.95

Handmade Turtle Coin Art made from a 1972 US Copper Lincoln Penny.

The penny was aged and domed. Then a copper armature was made to form the legs, head and tail. The armature was aged for several hours, custom fit and attached to the penny dome. Then the entire sculpture was hand-polished to add highlights. The turtle was finally filled with resin and finished off. The whole process took several hours to complete and the price reflects that. It is priced fairly and will ignore disrespectful offers.

Each turtle will come out slightly different so if there is one you like, grab it quick because I list on multiple sites. I make these as a hobby and do not do custom orders. The legs were positioned at uneven lengths intentionally. It is not symmetrical on purpose.

Other versions are available in my store and the website. The turtle's back is slightly smaller than a normal penny because it was domed. Each nick, scratch and imperfection tells a story. I wonder what was bought? Who handled it? Where it has been?

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 2 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Coin Rings?

Coin rings are rings made from coins! Most coins are round so they are perfect for ring making. First you make a hole in the center. Then using any number of tools, you fold the coin into a ring. Once the inner circle is the same width as the outer circle, you use a ring stretcher/reducer to achieve your final size. Then just polish or paint for the end look.

Isn't making a coin into a ring defacing government property?

Yes and no. The US Mint allows individuals to "alter" coins for the purpose of art. As long as you don't try to spend the coin after it has been modified, it is perfectly legal. If you don't believe us, just Google it or go to the US Mint's website and search for jewelry. You can find more information about this on our Legal page.

Some Mint locations actually sell coin rings. And if it was illegal, would theme parks and tourist attractions be able to sell stamped flattened pennies?

What can I expect from my coin ring?

Unless otherwise stated, we coat all of our clad (circulated, non-silver) and copper rings in a protective coating. This ensures the copper and/or nickel in the coin does not come in contact with your skin. You can expect years of use with proper care. Because the coins were all in circulation and the faces are not flat, there may be nicks, scratches or unevenness in the ring. There is not much we can do about it. No ring will be perfectly round but that is the case with any coin ring no matter who makes it. It adds character!

Because we sell multiples, the patina and any hole or stamp positions may vary slightly. That is because they are all handcrafted.

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