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Those can't be made out of real coins though.  Unless they're teeny clocks.

I don't think there teenies, all adults. :ninja:

Actually 2D blow-ups, at 1st I thought the teenie thing too.

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Actually, the piece in upper-right is an earring hawked for men. A mini- escudos in 18, 22 & 24 KT.

 

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Its beautifull, isn't it? Somewhere (I can't find it) still sell these types of bowls, sterling, some vintage w/o coins. Wish I could find the site.

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I've seen a few of these metal bowls with various german coins.

 

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Nice! Nice indeed! But it looks like a russian coin to me :ninja:

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This is Romanian type of coin art (traditionally used by young girls in 19th and first half of 20'th century). The name is "Salba". I saw gold, silver, silver platted copper salbas made from French, Austrian, Turkish , Russian and Romanian coins, depends of period. These salba are part of Romanian traditional costume

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In World War 2, the Netherlands were occupied by the Germans.

 

Since our queen was not recognized as ruler by the Germans, it was not allowed to have portraits of the queen. Obviously, the Dutch people didn't agree with that, but keeping the portraits would bring them in serious trouble.

 

Therefor, many different ways were found to "bypass" the regulations.

 

One of them was to use pre-war coins and convert them to jewelry and utensils.

 

The first items in this thread is a dish made out of Dutch silver coins, partly cut away and then soldered together. They all still carry the portrait of the queen.

(It's an awsome dish, 16d, did you see it in real life or just the picture?)

 

Another way is putting coins in charm bracelets, broches, necklaces etc. Many women in The Netherlands still have a necklace or broche with a silver or gold coin in it, given to them by their (grand)mother.

 

I happen to have yet another item:

 

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This is a tea or coffee spoon, made out of a half cent and a 2.5 cent, connected to each other by a twisted copper strip. This spoon was made by my late grand father (from my father's side) and given to me when he died.

 

My mother has a similar spoon:

 

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This one is made of a "dubbeltje", a silver 10 cent coin and a half gulden, also silver. The metal strip in between is also silver. It's unknown who made this spoon, but it's certain it was not one of my relatives from my mother's side.

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How about coin watches? Those are cool, but way wayyy out of my budget.

 

 

Not all of them. :ninja: I have a cheapy 10 markkaa (1990's type) watch that I received as a gift from a summer job I had a few years back.

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In World War 2, the Netherlands were occupied by the Germans.

 

Since our queen was not recognized as ruler by the Germans, it was not allowed to have portraits of the queen. Obviously, the Dutch people didn't agree with that, but keeping the portraits would bring them in serious trouble.

 

Therefor, many different ways were found to "bypass" the regulations.

 

One of them was to use pre-war coins and convert them to jewelry and utensils.

 

 

Ah, that explains why I so often see Dutch silver coin jewelery. (most often with the 10c and 25c. I have a pair of cufflinks myself, somewhere)

 

Kinda like how the Danish had their pins with the Christian IX monogram...

 

Definately of cultutal and historial interest...

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Another way is putting coins in charm bracelets, broches, necklaces etc. Many women in The Netherlands still have a necklace or broche with a silver or gold coin in it, given to them by their (grand)mother.

 

 

And to illustrate...

 

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That's a wonderful collection Kev. I really like the items and the history that goes with them. :bthumbsup:

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King John Penny of London.
Edward I Penny of Lincoln.
Elizabeth I Sixpence.
James II Threepence.
William III Sixpence.
George II Threepence.
George III Sixpence.
George IV Groat.
All made into a bracelet. An odd item, spanning more than half a millennia!!
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King John Penny of London.
Edward I Penny of Lincoln.
Elizabeth I Sixpence.
James II Threepence.
William III Sixpence.
George II Threepence.
George III Sixpence.
George IV Groat.
All made into a bracelet. An odd item, spanning more than half a millennia!!

 

 

Dang Clive that's a beauty for sure. Any idea about when it was made?

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