New Coin Ring “Re-REEDER” Tool Name and Update

Hey All,

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:

A clad Quarter, a Seated Liberty Half Dollar, and a Morgan Silver Dollar with the new reeds applied.

A clad Quarter, a Seated Liberty Half Dollar, and a Morgan Silver Dollar with the new reeds applied.

Here’s a closeup of the level of reeded detail achieved on the Morgan Dollar:

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Seated Liberty Half Dollar:

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Even the clad quarter looks awesome!

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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

Thanks!

  • Martin

 

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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:

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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!

  • Martin

NEW Universal Stainless Steel Stabilizer Folding Cones and Spacer Set for Folding Coin Rings!

After receiving a ton of requests from many people and by heightened popular demand, the Universal Stabilizer Folding Cones and Spacer Set are now made from hardened and wear-resistant stainless steel; so….

NO MORE GROOVED AND WORN-OUT CONES OR CHEWED-UP PLASTIC BEARING BALLS!

 

Yet another big improvement over the softer folding cones made out of a light-brown plastic called “phenolic”, these new universal stabilizer folding cones are machined from wear-resistant hardened stainless steel, eliminating the need to purchase additional sets of folding cones in the future due to eventual wear-and-tear!

* You can watch me as I fully fold a Morgan Silver Dollar using these new cones with NO damage to any of the coins’ inner detail by clicking on the link below:

Folding a Morgan Silver Dollar with Stainless Steel Cones!

* REMEMBER: MAKE SURE TO WRAP EACH FOLDING CONE WITH TEFLON PIPE THREAD TAPE PRIOR TO USE! *

To read the full description and to pick up a Set, Click Here

*Before folding your coin, you simply wrap each stainless steel folding cone with Teflon® pipe thread tape to completely protect your coin rings’ inner detail. (See the photo below for an example of a fully folded-over Morgan Silver Dollar made with these new cones showing the teflon tape protecting all of the inner detail by the impression left against the  tape.)

Example of teflon® pipe thread seal tape fully protecting the inner detail of the Morgan Silver Dollar

Example of teflon® pipe thread seal tape fully protecting the inner detail of the Morgan Silver Dollar

* To use these Folding Cones, simply set the coin level into your reduction die, insert an appropriate size folding cone, (wrapped in pipe thread seal tape) into the center-punched hole, and then begin to press the coin down into the die, (as shown below):

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These stainless steel stabilizer folding cones are a more effective and efficient option than using the delrin bearing balls, metal bearing balls, or even the softer phenolic (light brown-colored) folding cones. Their design allows them to do a much better job of keeping the coin level as it’s being folded over into your reduction dies when using either a Ring Sizer Machine, an Arbor Press, or a Hydraulic Press.

There are 4 different sized Folding Cones and 1 Spacer included in the Set:

* The 3/8” size folding cone is used in folding over quarter-sized coins, half dollar-sized coins, and American Silver Eagle-sized coins. For example, this is the first cone that you would use when beginning to fold a Silver Eagle-sized coin that has a 5/8” inch (15.8mm) center hole punched into it; as well as a US Quarter-sized coin with a 3/8” inch (9.5mm) hole, or a 7/16” inch (11mm) sized center hole punched into it.

*The 1/2″ size folding cone is used in folding over Half Dollar, Dollar, and American Silver Eagle-sized coins. This is the first cone that you would use when beginning to fold a Half Dollar-sized coin over with a 7/16” (11mm) hole in the center.

*The 5/8” size folding cone is also used in folding Half Dollar, Dollar, and American Silver Eagle-sized coins over. This is the final size cone that you would use to finish a Half Dollar-sized coin.

*The 3/4″ size folding cone is used in folding Dollar and American silver Eagle-sized coins. This is the final cone to use when finishing a Morgan Dollar sized coin and also the last cone to use (with the larger-sized flat spacer provided) when you’re finished folding an American Silver Eagle-sized coin.

* The spacer included helps to provide a longer reach of the ram as it’s needed to push the folding cones further down into the coin when the extra room is needed.

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* * * ADDITIONAL TIPS * * *

1.) You should still bevel (ROUND OUT) the sharp edges of the hole in your coin BEFORE using these new folding cones, just to make sure that there are no micro tears present that can cause your coin to split during the forging process. (This is best accomplished with a deburring tool that can be purchased online.)

2.) I like to teflon wrap from the larger diameter end of the folding cone to the smaller diameter end about 3 to 4 times around, making sure to wrap evenly and to overlap at least half the width of the previous tapes’ wrap.

3.) I still like to do my first initial press (fold) with the improved Stainless Steel Starter Cone. This is necessary if you have the Set of my “Stabilizer” Reduction Dies. The reason being is that many ring sizer machines such as the “Durston” model have a very low clearance underneath the ram head; and the starter cone allows room for the initial first fold. You can then use the stainless steel folding cones to complete the folding process.

4.) Make sure to anneal (heat & quench) the coin often to keep the metal in a softer state when using the folding cones; as this will make the entire folding process go smoother with less effort.

These new Stainless Steel folding cones also work great with the “Stabilizer” Reduction Dies, as you end up having double the stability of both the design of the die itself as well as the folding cone when folding over any US Quarter, US Half Dollar, Morgan/Peace Dollar, or the American Silver Eagle!

*** NOTE ***

It’s not important to memorize which particular size folding cone fits into the center hole in the coin you are about to begin folding over. Instead, you want to pick the folding cone that fits into your coin’s center hole, that will allow you to fold the coin down; as well as fit under the ram head of your ring sizing machine, arbor press, or hydraulic press.

As you continue to fold your coin down into the universal reduction dies, you simply switch to a SMALLER diameter-sized reduction die and a LARGER-sized cone (and the spacer provided if needed) to finish the coin’s folding-over process.

You can visit my Shop Page HERE, or visit: http://www.CoinRingUSA.com

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The BEST Coin Ring Folding AND Finishing Tools for coin ring makers!

By popular demand from many coin ring makers, now you can get the total package to begin folding, continue folding, and finishing off all of your coin rings with this complete Coin Ring Folding AND Finishing Kit; which includes the improved Set of hardened stainless steel Universal Stabilizer Folding Cones, AND the Rounding, Finishing, and Polishing Mandrel Set for ultra smooth and professional-looking coin rings.

This kit is a great compliment to my universal and stabilizing reduction dies to begin the coin ring-making process.

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*** An improvement over the Folding Cones made out of softer phenolic material, these new folding cones are made to last as they are made from hardened stainless steel (and when wrapped with pipe thread seal tape won’t damage your coins’ detail), the new material allows the coin to glide against the folding cone easier without getting “stuck” and eating into the cone as was often the case with the soft phenolic folding cones.
For a complete detailed description of the improved universal Stabilizer folding cones, click on this link here:

 

*** With the new rounding, finishing and polishing mandrel set, you can now obtain the best, most rounded and uniform high quality smooth, shiny, and even finish to the NON-REEDED edges of your coin rings by quickly getting rid of those unsightly, uneven, flat edges.

No more having to use nail buffing files, sanding by hand, using steel round files or de-burring tools to finish your rough coin ring edges… nothing else performs better in completing this critical aspect of coin ring-making!
For a complete detailed description of the Rounding,Finishing, and Polishing Mandrel Set for professional-looking coin rings, click on the link below:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/267370914/coin-ring-roundingfinishingpolishing?ref=shop_home_active_7

 

Visit my online Shop to grab a Coin Ring Folding AND Finishing Tool Set

 

*** Here are a few reviews from folks that have used these tools: ***

— ”Hey Martin, when you contacted me and said that you had Folding Cones made out of an improved type of material that you wanted me to test out, I was curious and excited to see what kind of results I would get with them. After having done numerous Half Dollar and Morgan Dollar coin rings, I can definitely say that I like this material better than the other cones that I had previously purchased mainly because the material of your newer cones seems tougher; but most importantly, your new material allows the coin to move down the sides of the folding cones easier without getting hung up and chewing into the cones as much as with the other material. I previously used the delrin balls that I had to make the first press into the coins but have since switched over to your stainless starter cone, which saves the folding cones from unnecessary wear and tear. Overall the new folding cones are holding up nicely after having now made over 30 coin rings with them. Thanks, and great job!” — Jerry R. of Memorable Coin Rings

 

— “Fast shipping and well made kit. The starting cone will likely last forever and using it makes the first fold more self-assured, it minimizes wear on the synthetic cones and removes the worry about having to replace them. It’s worth noting that it would be great if every company which offered products was like this one and they were constantly looking for ways to improve on and lengthen the life span of their products. As a business model, it would elevate creativity and quality above planned obsolescence. It would obviously be more profitable to make the tools inexpensively and let the ring makers use them until they wear out and then have to replace them. The tools bought here are not only designed to enable the making of professional level rings but to last as long as possible, saving the ring makers from repeat spending.”
— Gene (“if6ws929”) review left on May 11, 2016
5 out of 5 stars

 

— “Hello Martin. I received and used your starter cone and what a difference having the right tool for the job can make! I purchased your Stabilizer dies and can now use this starter cone because of the new lower profile-fit with my Durston ring stretcher. This will make my folding cones that I purchased from you last so much longer, thanks!” — Mark T.

 

(Coins and ring sizer machine pictured are not included and are used for reference only).
*** SAFETY FIRST ***

— CAUTION! This is a small part and can be considered a choking hazard. Please keep away from children and pets!
— Always wear safety glasses.
— Keep fingers, long hair, and loose clothing away from any pinch points or open flame.

 

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•To see all of the coin ring-making tools that I have to offer, please visit: www.CoinRingUSA.com

Thanks, and here’s to your coin ring-making success!

Meet the owner of CoinRingUSA

Martin

The TOTAL Coin Ring Start-to-Finish FOLDING Bundle!

With this bundle, you can now begin and finish folding over all of your coin rings!

This New and Improved Coin Ring Folding Bundle includes the improved Stainless Steel Starter Cone, and the improved Set of Universal Stabilizing Folding Cones!

Stainless Steel Starter Cone AND improved Folding Cone Set in 1 Kit

Stainless Steel Starter Cone AND improved Folding Cone Set in 1 Kit

The stainless steel starter cone has an updated lower profile, for the necessary clearance for use on ring sizing machines with low ram head clearances, especially when the “Stabilizing”/Reduction Dies are used to punch a center hole into a US Quarter, US Half Dollar, Morgan/Peace Dollar, or the American Silver Eagle coins.

This tool is designed to begin folding coins with 1/4” center-punched holes, all the way up to 5/8”+ center-punched holes. The first initial fold produces the most wear and tear on your folding tools.

By starting the fold with this tool, the folding cones and delrin balls are not subjected to the sharp edge of the center-punched hole in the coin, therefore greatly reducing wear on your folding tools. For a complete detailed description of the improved starter cone, click on the link below:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/290724583/improved-universal-stainless-steel?ref=shop_home_active_2

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An improvement over the Folding Cones made out of phenolic, these new folding cones are slightly tougher, but are still softer than most metals, so they won’t damage your coins’ detail, and the new material allows the coin to glide against the folding cone easier without getting “stuck” and eating into the cone as was often the case with the phenolic folding cones. For a complete detailed description of the improved universal Stabilizer folding cones, click on the link below:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/265316904/improved-universal-stabilizing-folding?ref=shop_home_active_10

This combined Set makes a great addition to any coin ring makers’ toolbox.

Visit my online store to learn more about and purchase the complete coin ring Folding Set

NEW Folding Cones and Spacer Set for Folding all of Your Coin Rings!

IMPROVED FOLDING TOOLS!

With innovation comes constant change and tweaking, so an improvement over the current Folding Cones made out of phenolic is now available to all coin ring makers!

These new folding cones are slightly tougher, but are still softer than most metals in coins, so the folding cones won’t damage your coins’ detail at all.

Another major benefit to this improved material is that it allows the coin to glide against the folding cone easier without getting “stuck” and eating into the cone as was often the case with the phenolic folding cones.

Improved Universal Stabilizer Folding Cones

Improved Universal Stabilizer Folding Cones made of tougher material than phenolic

 

These improved Stabilizer Folding Cones are more effective at folding coins than the plastic delrin bearing balls are, due to their unique design; which allows them to do a much better job of keeping the coin level as it’s being folded over into your reduction dies when using either a Ring Sizer Machine, an Arbor Press, or a Hydraulic Press.

 

Various folded-over US coins using the improved Folding Cones

Various folded-over US coins using the improved Folding Cones

 

To begin, you simply set the coin level into your reduction die, insert an appropriate size folding cone into the beveled center punched hole, and then begin to press the coin down into the die.

To see a short video on this technique, copy and paste the following URL into your internet browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MElt4h77KHE

 

Visit my online Shop page to read the full description and to purchase these improved Folding Cones

 

For a full list of all of the highest quality coin ring making tools, visit my > Shop Page <

 

The BEST Way to Protect your Folding Tools BEFORE Folding to Make a Coin Ring

So you’ve selected the coin that you’d like to make into a coin ring, you’ve annealed and center-punched a hole into it, and you’re ready to begin folding it down into a reduction die.

BEFORE doing so, you want to make sure that you protect the surfaces of your folding cones from premature wear and tear; and one of the BEST ways to do so is by beveling, or ROUNDING OUT the 90° edges on the top and bottom of the center-punched hole in your coin.

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Notice the 90° sharp edges on the inside of the hole in the coin just prior to deburring.

 

You can accomplish this process best by using a tool called a “deburring tool” that can be purchased online at Amazon.com for example for less than $10.00. One example of a deburring tool can be found below:

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Deburring Tool purchased from Amazon.com for less than $10.00

 

You grip the deburring tool in one hand and the coin in the other, and with nice and even strokes; begin to work your way around BOTH sides of the coin, keeping an even amount of pressure all the way around the hole.

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Close-up of the deburring blade

 

A beveled and softened hole in a Walking Liberty Half Dollar, ready for folding:

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No more sharp edges and ready for folding!

Even after you’ve softened the inside edges of the hole in your coin by beveling, another trick to further lengthen the work-life of your folding cones is to START your first fold with something called a Stainless Steel “Starter Cone”, which helps to eliminate the perpendicular edge to the coin where it meets the surface of the folding cone, (which is at that point where the most amount of wear will occur to the surface of your folding cone(s). Another added benefit to deburring the hole is that you eliminate any micro-tears that may have been created by punching a hole.

If you own a set of my “Stabilizing” Reduction Dies, you’ll need to start the folding process with a Stainless Steel Starting Cone. The reason being is that there is not enough initial clearance for the folding cone to fit under the ram head and your coin prior to the folding process.

You can visit my Shop Page here to pick up a Stainless Steel Starter Cone

You’re now ready to further fold your coin over!

To see a quick video tutorial on this topic, click here

Grab a set here of the New and Improved Universal Stabilizing Folding Cones