Cut coin jewelry art is a popular method of turning coins into jewelry. Most cut coin art is achieved by drilling a small hole (or holes) into the coin and then using a jeweler saw (which has various types of blades) to cut away parts of the coin. Many artists tend to focus on the stamped figure of a coin, cutting away the space around them so it appears to float within the border. While the images you see here are close-ups (so you can appreciate the detail), it’s important to remember how small some of these coins actually are. The intricate and precise skill required is truly impressive. For those wondering about the legality of such a craft, in the United States it is perfectly legal (18 U.S.C. §331) so long as you don’t try to represent the coin as anything other than an altered coin. For example, you can’t change the date of a coin and try to pass it off as an earlier version and you can’t claim it is an original if it has been altered.
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