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My wife is wanting a ring that is made from coins(there is a ring maker that does this). I need a fairly common coin that is from either Italy or Ireland that is about 23mm in diameter. Is there a denomination that meets this requirement?



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I saw this guy's work, so now I have to have a ring made from a coin from either Italy or Ireland.

I'm trying to find a ring made of silver that is about 23mm. It's a challenge to find one with a nice design around the edge. My biggest finger is a rather loose size 6, so we can't use one of the bigger coins that I really like.

Any idea how we can run down such a coin?


I like the Gothic florins as well.

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Dear Paul and Hoyden.


An Italian gold 20 lire of either Victor Emanuel II or Umberto I will be the nearest at around 21.5-22mm, can be purchased at little more than scrap in average condition, there is an Irish coin in gold that would fit, it is a gold pistole from the great rebellion of the 1640s but you would not get any change out of $100,000 and the chance of finding one is slim to say the least.


An Irish republic shilling of 1928-66 is 23.5mm, quite nice it has a harp one side and a bull the other, or alternatively a 19th century Italian 1 lire will also do the trick.

All the best,


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