We are a Minnesota-based family company that makes jewelry and other items out of coins from all over the world. If you want to show off your heritage, we carry items from over 100 countries featuring the continents of North America, South America, Australia/Oceania, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Our coins range in age from the 1700's to current dates.
Everything that we sell is handmade by us. Graeme is a master-craftsman from the border country of England. He has a gift of taking a plain object and being able to create something beautiful.
Where can you buy our items? We sell our items at Craft fairs/shows during the summer months. We also have a store at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival where we are located in The Narrows (next to the food/beer/wine!)
Our items can also be found at the Taylors Falls Bead Store, in beautiful Taylors Falls, MN; and American Gothic in Stillwater, MN. During the winter months we sell on our Etsy store, or you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to place a special order.
Here are some answers to the Top 3 questions that we are asked:
1. Isn't it illegal to wreck, deface, or alter currency?
No. The law is that it is illegal to deface currency with the intent to use it as legal tender after it has been altered. The purpose of the law is to prevent counterfeiting and fraud. If it was illegal to alter currency, you would not see all those penny squishing machines at landmarks, zoos, and museums that make a penny into a souvenir.
(If you want to read into this further, check out Section 331 of Title 18 of the United States code.)
2. Will this ring make my finger turn green?
Possibly. We make our jewelry out of coins. We do not change the metal content of the coin. Many coins are made of a composition of different metals, which include copper. Copper makes many (but not all) peoples' skin turn various shades of green or brown. You can paint the inside of the ring with clear nail varnish to combat this effect, or you can buy one of our rings that is made out of a silver coin.
3. Where do you get all of your coins?
We get our American currency through US dealers and banks. We have a few very select dealers that we work with specifically and trust. Most of our foreign coins are purchased at our trusted coin dealer in Edinburgh, Scotland.