Just a few quick updates from my last article:
I wanted to thank everyone who reached out to me with their name suggestions for the new coin ring tool that I am rolling out. The name that came up the most was the “Re-REEDER”, so that is what it will officially be called… I think that it’s catchy! 😉
With this new tool, you will be able to apply a set of reeds to the (thinner) punched side of just about any coin ring; as well as be able to “repair” the damaged or knicked US Mint reeded side of your coin rings by removing the US Mint reeded-side and re-applying the reeds to match those on the other side…
Talk about making your coin rings stand out!
Below are a few more pics of coins below that I recently “Re-REEDED” with the tool:
Here’s a closeup of the level of reeded detail achieved on the Morgan Dollar:
Seated Liberty Half Dollar:
Even the clad quarter looks awesome!
Lastly, many of you have asked when it would be available…my new “Re-REEDER” tool is in production now and it will be ready to drop next week!
So stay tuned; and you can always visit my Shop page where they will be found at: CoinRingUSA.com
One thing that I’ve learned is that the coin ring-making craft is much like a fine wine: it gets better with time! The methods used get continuously refined and improved upon, turning the start-to-finish process of making a coin into a wearable piece of art both faster and easier.
One of the things that I’ve noticed is that as the level of quality of peoples’ coin rings improves, it can become more challenging to differentiate your finished work from someone else’s; especially if you are choosing to sell them online.
So I began working on a new coin ring-finishing tool a few months ago that was borne from an idea that a relative of mine gave me who commented on how cool it would be if BOTH sides of a coin ring had the reeded edges on it. Hmmmm….
- So what I came up with is a new tool that will (easily and quickly) put the “reeds” on the thinner cut-side of your coin; giving your ring a more symmetrical, refined and finished look. This tool will also give you the option of being able to put a “fresh set” of reeds back onto a coin that either has well-worn reeds from age and circulation, has knicks/damaged reeds, etc. Just lightly sand or file off the old reeds and re-apply!
I’ve completed the R&D and finishing up the prototyping on the new tool and it will be going into production shortly and made publicly available. So without giving away too much; here’s a few pictures below of a finished American Silver Eagle that now has double-sided reeded edges:
You’ll be able to find this and all of my other coin ring tools at: CoinRingUSA.com
Lastly, I’m taking suggestions for a possible name for this tool. A fellow coin-ringer tossed out the name: the “RE-EDger”… but that name is already trademarked by another Co… which is too bad; as it had a nice ring to it! 😉
I came up with: the “REED-er” as a possible name for this tool. Let me know your thoughts on a name and what you think of the reeded edge look on both sides of the ring in the pics, thanks!