This ring is hand-made from a Japanese 1 Sen Coin. The coin, produced in Japan from 1916 to 1936, has a cherry blossom design around the ring. The inside of the ring you can see the Japanese symbols from the reverse side of the coin. The coin (and thus the ring) is made of bronze. It can be made in sizes 5 to 11. (If you need a smaller or larger size, please contact me before ordering). Rings are made to order, by hand. Please allow 5 business days for the ring to ship.
If the ring does not fit, just mail it back to me and I will resize it for you. Please include the size you need.
Please use this Ring Sizing PDF to determine the size ring you need.
Is this legal?
Yes! See this page from the US Mint which states:
Can I make jewelry from U.S. coins?
Yes, but your business should be careful not to imply any endorsement by or association with the United States Mint in its advertising and marketing materials.
Can I melt, drill holes through, or mutilate U.S. coins?
Maybe. It is a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 331 to alter a U.S. or foreign coin with the intent to defraud. The United States Mint cannot issue interpretations of criminal statutes such as this, which fall within the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Justice. Furthermore, 31 C.F.R. Part 82 states that no person shall export, melt or treat any 5-cent coin or one-cent coin of the United States. However, there are a few exceptions such as for novelty, amusement, educational, jewelry and similar purposes. Your business should consult with an attorney to ensure it does not run afoul of these laws before melting or mutilating U.S. coins.
Legal Disclaimer. My business is not affiliated with the United States Mint in any way. The United States Mint does not sponsor or endorse the featured products.