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Sean Giles
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Hi All,

Does anyone here know a way to re-edge old silver coins. I use mainly old barber half dollars and the edges are almost always smooth. I have tried using a vice and a chisel. It does the job but doesn't give a uniform straight appearance to the notches. Any advice that helps get the job done would be very much appreciated.

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Sean
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I have used a "jewelers saw", it is a smaller version of coping saw. Most good Hobby Shops sell them and the blades, get the thinist available. It only takes one short stroke. Another method I have used is a small triangle Jewelers file, again sold at hobby shops. I think the saw does a better job and is faster.
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Sean Giles
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Thanks Wmhegbli for the advice. I've tried the Jewelry file before and didn't achieve very good results. I will give the saw idea a go and have just ordered one. I saw a tip elsewhere, to clamp the coin you are working on to a coin that already has edging intact. That way you can use the good coin as a guide by following the existing reeding.

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Sean
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