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Kennedy Half Dollar Ring 6/30/24@9:30am

  • 185 US dollars
  • 4100 Cameron Park Drive

Service Description

In this class, you will create ONE ring from a Kennedy half dollar. The coin is a 1968 Kennedy half-dollar. We will manipulate the metal into rings using a press and special tools. This class includes all supplies. What is a coin ring? Coin rings are hand-forged primarily from gold, silver, brass, or copper coins. Usually, they result in rings that preserve and display the detail from the original coin, both inside the ring's band and on the outside of the band, which faces the world. HISTORY: Within hours of the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, Mint Director Eva Adams called Chief Engraver Gilroy Roberts, informing him that serious consideration was already being given to depicting Kennedy on one of the larger silver coins: either the silver dollar, half dollar, or quarter dollar. Adams called Roberts again on November 27 and authorized the project, stating that the late president's widow, Jacqueline Kennedy, preferred that he be depicted on the half dollar, replacing the previous design of Benjamin Franklin. Mrs. Kennedy said she did not want to replace George Washington in the quarter. First minted in 1964, it is a fifty-cent coin currently issued by the United States Mint. Intended as a memorial to the assassinated 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, it was authorized by Congress just over a month after his death. The use of existing works by Mint sculptors Gilroy Roberts and Frank Gasparro allowed dies to be prepared quickly, and the striking of the new coins began in January 1964. In the interest of time, the striking of the new coin was to start in January 1964. Maintain, create, and wear a piece of history! Prerequisites: No experience necessary! Minimum 2, Maximum 4. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED


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Cancellation Policy

Payment in full for class fees is due at the time of registration to reserve your jewelry bench spot. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. If the class is canceled by our school for any reason, we will give you full credit for the same class in the future and you will be given an open lab credit for the inconvenience. You can also transfer to another class, or you can keep a credit on account with us for future classes for up to 90 days (no exceptions). Students can cancel, and receive a credit, or transfer to another class up to 10 days before a jewelry class. No cancellations are accepted after the 10 days deadline; however, we will do what we can to try and sell your reserved spot to a qualified student. If we can sell your reserved spot, you can receive a credit for another class less a $50 cancellation fee. We will keep your credit on an account with us, or apply your fees towards a transfer to another class within 90 days. If you cannot make it to class, you may send a participant who has the necessary prerequisites in your place. Please call or email us immediately with any changes with the student participant information. Students must be at least 15 years old to attend a class, and students under 18 must have a legal guardian sign our liability waiver form. We have had younger students attend classes, on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in enrolling your child, please email us. If you sign up for a class and fail to have the required prerequisites as listed in the class description, you are still subject to the 10-day cancellation policy, listed above. If you do not come to class, there are no refunds, credits, or transfers (No exceptions) We understand that things come up. If you are not able to make a scheduled class, please call us as soon as possible at 916-350-0546 to reschedule your class. No refunds allowed.


Contact Details

  • 4100 Cameron Park Drive, #Suite 118, Cameron Park, 95682


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