We have hand cut a 6 piece family necklace set from a Real Silver Dollar so each piece holds the shape of an anchor and connects together to form a whole. This picture is of a Silver Dollar, but we can also make smaller hand cut pendants from a half dollar. The coins are authentic and real coins that we use to ply our trade. A skilled craftsman works on each coin to ensure quality using starting holes from a drill press to all to hand cutting each line with a Jeweler's Coping Saw.
The greater thickness of the Dollars and the greater surface area makes it a much harder project than just cutting from a quarter, but it is worth the effort. Only on this larger coin size can we fit a 6 piece relationship necklace set.