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These rings were handmade from brass dollar coins and are available in sizes 5-11. The coin is first heated and annealed with a propane torch until red hot, and then a hole is punched through the center of it using a hydraulic press. The resulting 'O' shape is then folded perpendicularly into a funnel shape by forcing a large ball bearing into the hole using the press. The coin is further shaped and sized into a ring through stretching and compression tools. It is then polished to accentuate the relief design unique to that coin.

brass ring rings quarter dollar
Brass Dollar Coin Rings
Brass clad, copper core
2016