Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Silver Coins

Justin gave me some old coins. Aren't they lovely?  The pennies are more than one hundred years old (!) and the rest of the coins are coin silver.  I didn't realize that quarters were made of silver until 1964, I always thought they made the switch to nickel clad copper earlier than that.  The liberty half dollar (the one on the left) is one of my favorite coins, I think it has a beautiful design.  I don't think I'll be able to drill these into necklaces.  However, I have been itching to make one of these rings for a while, and I have a few ben franklin half dollars. .  . I may just have to sacrifice one.

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