We get asked all the time by customers if they can provide us with their coin. Our customers often have a coin that’s been in the family for generations or is part of their personal coin collection. And it makes perfect sense to transform it into a heirloom quality work of art suitable for daily wear!
We love making this a reality. Chances are we've spoken to you and directed you to this option.
It's important to note not all coins are suitable candidates because of composition of the coin for sizing and comfort. We only accept silver or gold coins. Most silver was removed from US coins intended for circulation in the early-to-mid 1960s. The US Mint has since struck a number of silver coins intended for private collections.
Will my coin that I send to you work?
The US silver coins that make the best rings are:
American Silver Eagles
Years: 1986 to Present
Sizes: 8 to 16
Morgan Silver Dollars
Years: 1878 to 1904, and 1921
Sizes: 8 to 16
Walking Liberty Half Dollars
Years: 1917 to 1947
Sizes: 6 to 12
John F. Kennedy Half Dollars (1964)
Years: 1964 Only
Sizes: 6 to 12
John F. Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Proofs
Years: 1992 to Present
Sizes: 6 to 12
Silver Statehood Quarters
Years: 1999 to 2008
Sizes: 5 to 10
We regularly work with foreign coins, include a photo or video of the front and back of the coin in the email to email@example.com to find out if the size and material will work out.
Military Challenge Coins
Unfortunately, these are either brass or similar alloy that are not hypoallergenic, cause discoloration and irritation of the skin so we do not work with these.
The price for a custom ring using your silver coin is $250. This is often slightly more than using our coin, and customer often as why. Shouldn't it actually be cheaper?
The reasons are two-fold. First, it takes longer to make a ring using your coin rather than ours, and second, it is riskier to use your coin.
You see, when we make rings using our own coins, we can do them in small batches of 4-6 rings. But when we make a ring using your coin, we must do it as a one-off rather than as a batch. Otherwise it might get mixed up with one of the others.
And doing it as a one-off takes more time.
To understand the risks, you need to realize that not all coins make it through the process from coin to ring. Some rip, some bend wonky - we call these 'blow ups'.
If one of our coins 'blows up', no big deal - that's just the cost of doing business. But if yourcoin blows up, that is a big deal, and we need to avoid that at all costs.
Consequently, we take a number of additional precautions to ensure your coin doesn't 'blow up'. We lose about 3% of our coins to blow ups, but are 100% successful with customer coins using these additional techniques.
All of this means that we guarantee we'll make your coin into a great ring, but that it comes at a small additional cost.
If your coin has special meaning and significance, but all means let's do this. Otherwise, let us use our coin and save yourself a few dollars.
About 3 years ago the my grandmother passed away.
One of the few things I was able to keep of hers was a single silver American Eagle coin, minted in 1999. I was searching for something to do with this coin since I don’t really collect them, and I found Terry Ladd and Silver State Foundry who could turn this coin into a wearable memory of my grandmother.
I could not have imagined how beautifully it would be returned to me. Such a huge thanks to Terry for doing such amazing work. This coin turned ring is now a wearable heirloom memory of my grandmother that I can pass down when the time comes.
I am another guy that has never really been into jewelry. Nevertheless, when I saw the FB ads/videos regarding this product I was intrigued. The rings had a bold and manly look to them. I also loved the creative use of something old, valuable and uniquely American. I envisioned having a ring fashioned would enable me to express my deep appreciation and affection for this great country in a personal way. After a bunch of questions that Terry always answered quickly and thoroughly, I supplied him a 1921 Morgan Silver Dollar that my Grandmother had given to me a long time ago. He did an incredible job manufacturing a beautiful ring that fits well and I am excited to wear daily. I am extremely happy with this purchase. Someday I will have others made to pass onto my adult kids.
Outstanding workmanship Terry! I sent you a Morgan Dollar to make my wedding ring and you did not disappoint! Thank you again!
Wonderful experience. Seamless customer service and most importantly, amazing ring!
I had amazing experience ordering a custom ring from my Honduran silver coin. Terry communicated with me throughout the process as it was a coin he was not familiar with and did not know the composition of the silver. Regardless, he took his time making it ensuring it was not damaged in the process and made me a beautiful ring that I will cherish for the rest of my life.
What a great Fathers Day gift. I sent a coin that my husbands dad had given him years ago. Knowing it had a LOT of sentimental value I was nervous about sending it. But Terry was amazing and super fast turnaround! My husband loved it and he now has a keepsake forever! Thank you for making this a very special Fathers Day for the man I will love until I take my last breath!
Love my new ring made from one of my mom’s old treasures. The craftsmanship is out of this world. The alinement and details are incredible. Highly recommend Silver State for a special ring that you will cherish for a lifetime.
I purchased this US minted coin with the USMC Iwo Jima monument and EGA. This will be a nice reminder of my son’s service and commitment. The ring turned out great and has turned into a great conversation piece. Thanks Terry great work!
Very happy with my new ring. Terry’s attention to detail and craftsmanship is the best. Every one loves it. I sent one of my mothers silver dollars 1896. Mom had received twenty silver dollars as a wedding gift over seventy years ago.
Mom went to heaven last year. What better way to remember mom every time I look at it, I think of my beautiful mom. Every one loves the story behind my ring. Thank you Terry for all your help an you’re service to our country.
You truly will be happy with Terry’s attention to detail.
Quick turnaround. Excellent product and craftsmanship. No complaints whatsoever. Thanks much!
I lost my Mother last year and had a silver Peace dollar w her birth year (1926) on it. I asked Terry would it be possible for him to make me a ring w that and “In God We Trust” on the outside. Not only did he accomplish that, he also had great suggestions about using the polished or darkened stain, sizing, etc. I’m tickled w my beautiful ring and it’s so beautiful that I had one made for my husband for our 20th Anniversary. He was delighted and when he noticed the date (1889) he almost broke down. He’d had a Morgan 1889 that had belonged to his beloved Grandfather and it had been stolen; something that hurt him deeply. Tho this wasn’t his original ring, the fact that Terry could supply me with one just made mine (and his!) day. Thank you again Terry for a beautiful piece of artwork that both I and my Husband will enjoy for many more Anniversaries to come! Great art work, terrific customer service, personal help and attention and a fantastic piece of jewelry to boot. We have 2 heirloom rings that will last forever.
BEAUTIFUL! I sent in the same 2008 American Silver Eagle I gave my father when he gave me my first salute upon my Air Force commission. He recently passed, and this is such a beautiful way to remember him and carry that experience with me. Terry was super friendly, always responsive to questions, and the turn around was fast. Absolutely top-notch!!!
- Kristopher Williams
My husband loves his wedding ring.
Terry answered all my questions in a timely manner! Also the turn around time was so quick! Plus the ring is gorgeous!
I sent my 1999 Silver eagle in and what I got back was amazing. The size was perfect, they communicated every step of the way and it looks great. I would highly recommend Terry Ladd at Silver State Foundry.
All I’ve read about this ring is how “manly” it looks. Well I’m here to tell you, there’s nothing manly about me or my tastes in jewelry. When I look at this beautiful piece of art, I see the strength women offer to our great country. The sacrifices we make, the hard work we do, the freedom to be anything we want to be. This ring symbolizes a woman’s right to be herself in our beautiful country, uncovered, bold, and courageous. Thank you, Terry.
I sent Terry an 1884 Morgan silver dollar that was given to me, by my wife’s Grandmother to be made it my wedding band, it came out fantastic and will be worn with pride.
Fantastic customer service, communication and quality craftsmanship. Terry always gave quick email responses, and it was a super fast turnaround. I sent him a Morgan that my grandmother gave me that just happened to be the same year my grandfather was born. Can't say how pleased I am to have a keepsake that will always remind me of them. Want a ring that people notice...this is it!
I sent my wife’s recently deceased grandfather’s coin in to have a ring made. From the moment I purchased the service to the moment I received it Terry was responsive and always let me know where my ring was in the process. I got it back and absolutely love it. They do fantastic work and I couldn’t be happier!!!
Without question, Terry and his team are the best in the business. I could not have had a better experience, nor received a better quality ring. I opted for a custom ring using my own coin, a 1908 $20 Saint Gaudens "No Motto" gold coin. Terry was there to answer every question up front, during the process and even throughout shipping. His personal involvement, videos and FAQs convinced me to move ahead with the project. You will not find a more dedicated craftsmen, committed to providing exemplary customer service and excellence in all that he does.
Hey Terry! Doing business with you was awesome! I sent you my 1898 Morgan Silver Dollar, and it came back quickly, the perfect size, and followed my instructions. I would have sent a picture, but it's a Christmas present for me from my wife....That part is going to have to wait. I also appreciated your answering my questions along the way in a very timely manner. When I'm able to wear it, I won't hesitate one iota to say who made it for me. I love it!
Excellent ring! Was so impressed to see it in person, exactly what we were hoping for! Already thinking about another purchase!
Love the ring. Great quality! Definitely a manly ring in that it has a good weight and thickness. It arrived just when they said it would and it was well packaged.
Excellent quality, fit and finish in crafting the Morgan Silver dollar ring I purchased. I could not be happier, and will be getting one for my girl friend for her Dec birthday.
I'm also considering the 1 oz solid gold ring and the necklace.
Again thank you for superior experience.
I sent in a personal peace dollar and Terry did a great job. All questions and concerns were addressed promptly and professionally. I can’t recommend him enough!
This is the second ring that I purchased from SSF. Terry did an excellent job on the Australian Double Dragon coin I sent in. The Patina finish really stands out.
Love the ring! Excellent quality, & I'm really glad I picked the patina finish cause it really shows off the detail more.
The ring is perfect. My daughter loves it!
Awesome experience from start to finish. Terry is obviously dedicated to his craft, and to customer service. That is how it's done! Bravo!
It's a beautiful ring and the fit is perfect, I get to wear a piece of history, 1900 Morgan.
This is a beautiful ring from a coin that had sentimental value. I love how it’s turned out. The coin is out of the safe and on my hand where I can appreciate it.
Very pleased with how the rings turned out. Turn around time was also excellent. Sent in two of my recently deceased father's silver coins to have made into rings to remember him by. Both the quality of the ring and the ease and speed of the process exceeded my expectations. Would recommend to anyone looking to either buy a ring or send in a coin of there own to have made into a ring.
I couldn’t be happier with my ring. I sent in a Morgan Silver Dollar that my Grandfather had given me many years ago....I requested that the ‘heads’ side be facing out to showcase the date and the “Liberty” in the crown. It turned out great, and the details really came through.
It just like I thought it would come. Looks great I'd recommend it.
Working with Terry to create a special ring for my husband was such a pleasure. Terry was very responsive to my copious questions. The turnaround time was about 3 days. I've never seen such great service for handmade goods! I'll be looking for another special coin to make something for myself!
Very pleased with a ring Terry made for my wife from a 1877 silver quarter. Very good communication and a lasting gift for her birthday. Thanks Terry
Absolutely love the ring!! Quality feel look all AWESOME!!! Will be back for more!!
Came out great. Was a coin , Walking Liberty, of my Father’s that was made into a ring for sentimental purposes.
Terry W G.
I Love my Ring ! It Fits Perfect & it’s Date is 1883! Just what I wanted ❤️ I Would Recommend This Ring For You❤️
I have been saying when I revived it it looks like the coin was punched inside the wrong way my kids keep asking me what is it ,I have to let them read the inside of the ring to show them it’s a dollar coin.
This is a solid, heavy, cool ring. Very happy with the quality and the customer service.
Love the ring! Excellent workmanship, perfect fit. Looking for my next coin to send in.