Hex Coin Ring





Introduction: Hex Coin Ring

We've all seen the silver rings made out of coins, and some of us have tried it out. Well i wanted to be a little different, i wanted a hex shaped coin ring.

Step 1: Step 1

Step 1. This whole process can be done with a hammer, an anvil, and a 3/8" bolt and nut. A more complete list of tools are as follows:

3/8" bolt/nut
Drill bit or uni-bit or dremel
220 grit sandpaper
silver polish compound
clean rag for polishing

I made myself a small rig for this project so i could easily hold and rotate the coin, but this is not a must.

You'll also need to find a pre 1965 half dollar. 1964 was the last year for 90+% U.S. coins.

Start by lightly hitting the coin on the edge and then rotating the coin using the hex nut as a guide for how far to rotate.

Step 2: Shaping the Ring

continue shaping the ring by rotating and tapping lightly with the hammer. This will take some time, but DO NOT RUSH. Rushing will lead to a warped coin. The coin will start to flatten out and the flat sides will start to join into corners.

Step 3: Size the Ring

Continue to shape the ring until the coin is a similar height to another ring that you might own.

Step 4: Drilling Out the Middle

Next we will use a Uni-Bit to drill out the middle. Remeber to go slow, this is something you will wear and want to be proud of.

Step 5: Sand and Polish

I used 220 sand paper to fix any hammering marks and imperfections. Then i used a polishing compound and a 3/8" bolt and nut in my drill to polish.

Step 6: Finished

Finish by polishing the inside and get ready to show off your new one of a kind hex shaped coin ring.



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    i made one out of a newer quarter as a pinky ring(im saving my few half dollars for somthing else), but the copper is bluing my skin far more than i would like it too.
    do think that with the propper heat and some silver wire with a dab of nokorrode flux i could sort of tin the ring? i wanted to know if anyoneelse has tried this, because i dont want to ruin the ring that took me so long to make.

    I think it would be difficult to evenly heat and have even tinning using silver wire.

    You might be better off looking into electroplating it. There are many instructables on this. I really like this solution:


    Just be sure to switch the things being electroplated (quarters/dimes) with your ring and a piece of silver for the pennies in the above instructable.

    Be sure to test this first on a scrap piece of copper or penny before 1982, (in 1983 they moved to a zinc copper alloy but some mints started distributing in 1982) since the ring is valuable to you.

    You can find silver quarters at coin shops for around $8-$10 (just get the cheapest ugliest ones, since it is the silver you want). Also some craft stores sell pieces of silver in plate/ring/bar form, you can even buy a silver trinket there. On these make sure that they are made from silver and not just silver plated.

    Also a local jeweler may even sell you some of their scrap silver, this may be the best approach since you know exactly the type of silver you are getting.

    Good luck and let us know how it turns out!

    i was able to do it like i thought. but it was a bit different. i had to heat the ring using a mapp torch, while i had some silver in a small container melting on the bunsen burner. i dipped the hot ring in acid flux, then before it boiled off i hot dipped it into the silver, then dropped it into a semi warm(around 110 F) oil bath to cool it, came out like a rough galvanization, so i just cleaned it up with a file and the buffer. looks shiney now, has a few tiny pits in it but i accomplished what i set out to do.

    Wow, that is a pretty impressive technique, never would have thought of that. Do you have any pictures of what the ring looked like before you cleaned it up? I am interested in what kind of outcomes you can achieve by changing different variables in the process. Also what thickness of silver do you think took to the ring?

    just about a solid millimeter and a half. I'm sorry i didnt think to take pictures, i kind of did this as a trial, i was suprised it turned out as well as it did. i just kind of replicated the technique my grandfather uses to galvanise his grade 8 bolts, only with silver and copper

    um, i think that's a little out of my range. Anyone have any ideas?

    Has anyone thought of combining the hex ring with a circular 1? I mean making the bottom half circular and the top half hexagonal? I was thinking then you could probably engrave initials or mount a gem or something on it with that top flat surface. I've considered trying it but I notice how this hex ring fits on your fingers and I don't think it can be half circular and half with 3 sides flat, the two corners closest to the fingers should probably be shorter...
    Any ideas?

    that's a cool idea, i hadn't thought of that. i would make a template first so you know what shape you're aiming for. Maybe 1 flat side and 2 shorter sides that start rounding off earlier than if it were a hex shape, and then round from there on out.


    i want to use this coin i found while looking around but i`m not sure of its actual value i was just wondering if any one has see one and can tell me if its worth some thing before i make a ring out of it cause i know for a fact that the surface i is in fact 24k gold but i don't know it its sold and just have this little voice in my head that says don't do it. heres a picture please help


    Yeah I wouldn't do it. Could be collectible now.