A handmade coin keychain made from a 2019 Massachusetts State, America the Beautiful, Lowell National Historical Park Quarter. It has a dark aged patina and is coated with a sealer to maintain the current finish. It is hanging on a 1 inch (outer diameter) Stainless Steel Ring. The chain is about 1 inch not including the lanyards. Also available without the chain.
Each coin used was in circulation and may have nicks, scratches and wear. This is what makes each one unique and should be expected with each coin. The older the coin, the more wear it will show. Multiple item listing so patina may vary slightly from that shown. The hole may also vary because they are all crafted by hand.
Each nick, scratch and imperfection tells a story. I wonder what was bought? Who handled it? Where it has been?
100% legal to make, no longer legal to spend.
The textile mills built in Lowell used advanced technology to build more efficient mills, hired young, healthy women to work in the mills, and marked the beginning of industrial transformation in the United States. The coin shows a female worker, called a mill girl, who made up of the majority of the Lowell Mill workforce. Mill girls became an important voice for labor by advocating for better working conditions, supporting abolition, and embracing education. (Coin description courtesy of the US Mint website)
Isn't making a coin into jewelry 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 websites Legal page.
What to expect from your keychain? Unless otherwise stated, we seal all of our keychains in a clear protective coating. This ensures the patina doesn’t change. 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 pendant. There is not much we can do about it. It adds character! Because we list multiple keychains in a single listing to save us time (which allows us to offer you better prices) the patina may vary slightly between coins. The holes and any stamps may also vary. This is because they are all hand crafted. No two keychains will be exactly alike.
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Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
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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.
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.
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?
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.