For my son’s birthday, I gave him a 1925 (my birth year) Silver Dollar mounted in a sterling silver money clip. I also gave him a 30″ 6mm Sterling Silver Figaro Chain.
You would think that he would put his money in the clip and use it as a money clip, well he didn’t. He wanted to put it on his Figaro chain and wear it as a “Coin Money Clip Pendant” so that he could show it off to everyone. It looks GREAT!! Edmond Proffer
BUYING OLD COINS-what to look for:
Coins sell by the condition of the coin. Flawless coins are struck with exaggerated detail; flawless, no blemishes, scratches, bad marks or wear and tear. These coins are worth a lot of money; whatever the market will bear, no set price.
What to look for when buying a coin:
1. Check both sides of the coin for flaws
2. Check the degree of wear on the coin
3. See if the coin has mint marks
4. The coin should not be damaged
Coins with Eagles
When buying a coin with an Eagle on it, check to see if all the feathers are still there; look for the degree in which the feathers are worn. Make sure the mint marks are readable. Make sure the Eagle coins do not have bad marks, scratches, and imperfections or flaws. All silver and gold coins have some value. Start with melt prices and go from there.
Having an old coin, you may be rich, but not likely. The rarity and condition of the coin and how many were minted that year determines the equal value. Good luck to you.
The Flowing Hair dollar was the first dollar coin issued by the United States federal government. The coin was minted in 1794 and 1795. The obverse of the coin is the Bust of the Liberty and on the reverse is an eagle surrounded by a wreath.
In 1795, the Draped Bust dollar replaced the Flowing Hair coinage. Its reverse design remained similar to the one on the Flowing Hair dollar until 1798, when it was changed to a heraldic eagle until the end of the series. These coins represent a remarkable era in American dollar history.
Liberty Seated silver dollars were introduced in 1840. The obverse design depicts Liberty seated on a rock, her left hand holding a liberty cap on a pole, and her right hand resting on a shield inscribed LIBERTY. The reverse design features an eagle clutching an olive branch and arrows. Amid the religious fervor of the Civil War era, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST was added to the reverse in 1866, and continued through the end of the series in 1873.
The Morgan dollar was minted from 1878 to 1904, and again in 1921. The obverse of the coin has the beautiful liberty head, while the reverse has an eagle clasping arrows and a olive branch.
The Peace dollar was minted from 1921 to 1928, and again in 1934 and 1935. The design was emblematic of peace. Its obverse represents the head and neck of the Goddess of Liberty in profile, and the reverse depicts a bald eagle at rest clutching an olive branch, with the legend “Peace”.
It was first released by the United States Mint on November 24, 1986. The design on the
coin’s obverse was taken from the “Walking Liberty” and the reverse portrays a heraldic
eagle behind a shield; the eagle grasps an olive branch in its right talon and arrows in its left talon, echoing the Great Seal of the United States; above the eagle are thirteen five-pointed stars representing the Thirteen Colonies.
The United States Mint produces all circulating coinage for the United States, gold bullion and silver coins. It does not produce paper money. The Mint was created in Philadelphia in 1792, and soon joined by Denver, San Francisco, and West Point.
The Mint was created by Congress with the Coinage Act of 1792. The first Mint building was in Philadelphia, then next at the capital of the United States. Today, the Mint’s headquarters are in Washington D.C.. It operates mint facilities in Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, and West Point, New York and a bullion depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Official Branches were once also located in Carson City, Nevada; Charlotte, North Carolina; Dahlonega, Georgia; New Orleans, Louisiana; Washington, D.C.; and even in Manila, in the Philippines. There are four active coin-producing mints: Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, and West Point.
The product line includes special coin sets for collectors, national medals, American Eagle gold, silver and platinum bullion coins, and commemorative coins marking national events such as the Bicentennial of the Constitution. The Mint’s functions include:
Do you prefer using a money clip or a wallet? Everyone has their own preference. But all of us here at Flintski Jewelry prefer a Coin Money Clip.
Some ask, “What is special about a Coin Money Clip?” You can make a coin money clip very special and it will last you a whole lifetime.
We offer money clips in hinged back and spring back and they are all .925 Sterling Silver and Rhodium Plated. If you aren’t very familiar with the significance of coins we can help you with that. We have beautiful Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars, the Walking Liberty Silver Eagle Silver dollar and all Half Dollars. Choose which coin you like best and your special year and we will create your beautiful piece for you.
Flintski Jewelry offers many different styles of Coin Bezels.
Our coin edge bezel has a plain smooth front and around the outside of the bezel is a coin edging just like the edging around the outside of a quarter. This creates a more simple pendant. This style is available in 14k Gold, .925 Sterling Silver and 14k Gold Filled.
If you are looking for a more elegant bezel then the diamond cut bezel is perfect. It is made just like the coin edge except it has a diamond cut etching around the face of it adding the perfect detail to your coin. You can get the diamond cut style in 14k Gold, .925 Sterling Silver and in some of our 14k Gold Filled coins bezel sizes.
We also have a rope style coin bezel. It has a diamond cut rope around the outside of the bezel and gives your coin the extra character that you are looking for in your pendant. It is available in 14k Gold, .925 Sterling Silver and 14k Gold Filled.
The diamond cut rope bezel is just what it says. It is the rope bezel with a small diamond cut etching around the front. It will give your coin pendant that extra “bling” that you are looking for. This style is available in .925 Sterling Silver but can be ordered special in 14k Gold and 14k Gold Filled.
Protection… We live in uncertain times. Gold has proven to protect investors purchasing power as currencies debase and is a safe haven investment against hyperinflation and volatile global economies.
Diversification… Owning gold strengthens and stabilizes your investment portfolio against unforeseen erratic shifts that completely wipe out others unprotected accounts.
Profit Potential… Most people own gold for one reason… VALUE! When currencies collapse and stocks tumble, many believe gold can preserve both you and your family’s name and status.
Here are some advantages and disadvantages of buying gold coins as an investment:
Gold and other hard metals have always been a time-honored part of traditional investment plans. Here’s why:
On the other hand, gold has some disadvantages:
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5 by weight of silver and 7.5 by weight of other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum fineness of 925.
Fine silver, for example 99.9 pure silver, is generally too soft for producing functional objects; therefore, the silver is usually alloyed with copper to give it strength while preserving the ductility and appearance of the precious metal.
All of our silver chains are made of .925 sterling silver and are Made in Italy. So now that we all know the difference in .925 and fine silver, browse our selection of chains and see what all we have to offer.
A lot of people have coins that their family has passed down to them and they just throw them in a drawer or something and never think about them again. A coin bezel is a nice frame that you can place your coins in and wear it on a chain, on a bracelet, as earrings, or even as a key chain. We have screw top coin bezels that protect your special coins and keep them from getting damaged or harmed in any kind of way. Don’t just throw your coins to the side anymore, get a coin bezel and wear it so that you are reminded of how special it is. You will be surprised at all of the compliments you will start getting!!