Coinsmithing: Volume 1: Making Coin Rings
This book is a comprehensive resource for the tools and techniques used in turning coins, medallions and medals into beautiful rings. All aspects of the craft are covered, with chapters on the history of coin rings; a discussion on metallurgy to understand the properties of different coin metals; tools, materials and machines used in the process; basic and advanced methods of coin ring production; finishing and polishing techniques and more.Also addressed are the legalities of working with and altering coins, a gallery of other types of coin art to tickle your imagination and sources of supply and further education.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced "ringer," you will find good useable information in this book. It is organized with pages in each section for you to write your own notes, observations and questions as you learn the craft.
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