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British law on defacing coins? Answered

I wanted to drill through a 10p to make a ring like the ones on this website.
BUT I NEED TO KNOW THE BRITISH LAW
Lots of people are saying its illegal and stuff.

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rickharris
rickharris

Best Answer 9 years ago

1. I don't think the police will bother you - they didn't come to investigate my burglary !

2. Our coins are NOT made of silver and will be very hard to work - will nor anneal to any great extent and may give you a rash (Nickle content)

3. Look at CooksonGold.com - they are jewellery and Bullion suppliers in the UK you can get a small amount of silver sheet or strip at a reasonable cost to make a real silver ring. They deal with the public.

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ShemusD1
ShemusD1

8 months ago

used as a piece of jewellry, you're fine. cool

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SciPolTech
SciPolTech

1 year ago

Section 10 of the 1971 Coinage Act: No person shall, except under
the authority of a licence granted by the Treasury, melt down or break
up any metal coin which is for the time being current in the United
Kingdom or which, having been current, has at any time after 16th May
1969 ceased to be so.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

9 years ago

Its only illegal if you try to pass it off as legal tender after you've defaced it, used as a piece of jewellry, you're fine.