Mounting a coin for jewelry

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Mounting a coin for jewelry

Ok,

I just bought 3 of these beauties (Fiji $10 2012) and now would like to get them mounted in a bezel for use as a choker/necklace.

They measure 54 x 32 x 2 mm.

Got a quote from a local silversmith for $225/ea in permanent sterling silver with 4 week delivery.

This is actually more than the coin cost...

Would really like to know if this is reasonable or any other place to ask for a quote. It is an odd shape...

TIA

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I think the odd shape is what

I think the odd shape is what is costing you , I doubt you will find a bezel that will fit the coin and one will have to be custom made. I ran into a similar problem will a couple of 1/10 oz  coins for my grandaughters........I found the bezels on ebay that would fit and had the local jeweler do the rest and it cut my cost in half.

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Thanks for the reply. After looking around at Jeweler's supply pages I finally realized that "custom" means the same thing as going to your friendly blacksmith back in the 18th century for a handmade shovel. Can't really seem to find any links for a quote on the Internet though.

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APMEX?

Has a selection of round bezels, maybe they can be "adjusted" to fit???

http://www.apmex.com/Category/1341/Sterling_Silver_Coin_Bezels.aspx

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