Guitar pick-shaped State Quarters @ Franklin Mint

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  1. Wound_Up

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    guitarchaeologist Guitartist Silver Member

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    $20 each... WOW!
    I think you can use a wheel grinder and make these for about, say, $.25 each :D:D:D
     
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    Nah, you can't. Not like those. You'll just, have a quarter thats had the edges cut off. Those have been worked to still have the ledge all the way around them. Grab a grinder or cut off wheel and yours won't look anything like that.

    I get what you're saying but it's not the same thing. Those have actually been worked by, someone so they still look good and not like someone just ground the edges off.

    The artist who did it should be paid for their work, as well. They didn't just send these through a CNC machine and cut the edges off. They're made by an actual human being and finished so, they don't just have raw, jagged edges and things.

    I don't mind paying someone for their work.
     
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    @guitarchaeologist

    Ok so after looking at the actual coins and not computer generated images, I'll concede that they aren't worth it. You're right. I could also do that with my own grinder. In fact, I may try it lol. I've got a nice stash of quarters sitting around doing nothing. A few less won't make a difference.
     
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    I have a similar Sterling Silver Fender commemorative pick. It actually plays pretty nice.

    I guess that makes me a fan boy....
     
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    My daughter gave me one from Nashville Picks, for my birthday. Since I now live in Missouri, it was a MIssouri quarter that was used to make the pick. I don't use it on my guitars, but it really is cool to have.
     
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    I think I'll end up using one from Tennessee even though I'm in and from Louisiana. They just look cooler with the music stuff on it.

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    I have a few U.S. quarters here (in Turkey), but I thought I'd start with a Turkish lira first and see how it turns out. I also have some coins w/ ships on them from Albania. If the lira turns out decent I may try the Albanian coins. If nothing else it'll be a nice distraction for a couple hours.


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    EDIT: First attempt- done very quickly (about 15 minutes total time). I made the mistake of using a wire wheel on the (pictured) right-side edge. So that edge needs a little polishing, and I got a little heavy handed on the tip, but otherwise, not horrible for a first attempt. I think a couple more tries might produce something better.

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    Use a Silver Quarter. They still make those every year for collectors. Those are only a couple of bucks. Or use your birth year.
     
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    Like these Sorry, no silver quarters from '65-'75, And '77-'91. 20210720_204516.jpg 20210720_204522(0).jpg 20210720_204534.jpg 20210720_204319.jpg I
     
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    GREAT JOB! I'm definitely going to try it. I've already got a test quarter marked for grinding lol! Looks good!
     
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