USA SILVER COIN SPOONS


There are not a lot of examples of US silver coins being used in spoons, however I do have a few pieces.
Note: I have seen US gold coin spoons, but do not have any examples at this time.



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This spoon has a bright cut  engraved image of the US mint in Denver, Co.

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This embossed spoon has a nice picture of the Philadelphia mint.

I suspect that there is also a spoon for the San Francisco Mint, but I do not have it.

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The left spoon is a hand made piece with a silver U.S. quarter bowl which is dated 1957. I suspect that this is some type of school project but it does show decent quality workmanship. The spirals in the finial are cute.
The middle spoon has a cutout US walking liberty half dollar finial which is nicely done. As you have probably noticed, the spoon bowl is very tiny. It could have been an 'ear' spoon, but I suspect that it was used for an illegal white substance.
The rightmost spoon has a silver US Roosevelt dime dated 1964. The finial is a copper ring. Again I suspect that this was a school project.

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These two spoons feature a twisty style unmarked handle with a USA silver dollar used in the bowl. In one case the silver dollar is 'heads up' and in the other case it is 'heads down'.
Both of the silver dollars are dated 1878.

I suspect that these spoons were made in the late 20th century. I suspect that the silversmith cut off the handle from  1890's era sterling spoons and then soldered  a silver dollar to them.

statue of liberty quarter spoon

Statue of Liberty spoon with 1898 silver Barber quarter embedded in the bowl.
Unfortunately this quarter is well worn.
The workmanship on the back is also not as nice as I would like to see.


HAWAII COIN SPOONS

I have only a few examples to share with you, but I have seen half dollar and dollar coins in Hawaiian spoons.

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These spoons have Hawaiian coins which were made by the US mint. During the spoon era, Hawaii was a territory of the USA.

The left picture is a silver  Hawaiian quarter dated 1883. The right two pictures (top spoon) is a silver dime dated 1883 and I have shown both sides

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Two more examples of Hawaii quarter bowl spoons


PHILIPPINE FORK

It might seem strange that I have included a Philippine coin fork in this category, but when this piece was made, the Philippines were a US protectorate because  we took the Philippine Islands  away from Spain during the Spanish-American War.
The USA minted 'Filipinas' coins from 1902 - 1945

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This is a 1907 ten centavos (dime) from the Filipinas (Philippines)  and as you can see the back is clearly marked as being from the USA
Figure shown is a robed Liberty and is believed to be an imaged of the sculpture's daughter. She is striking an anvil with a hammer to symbolize hard work.

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Two ten centavo coins are mounted in bezels on this spoon handle
Both are dated 1903 (first year of issue) and are  uncirculated condition
The bowl is very fancy engraving and I think it says "Higan"
There is a small pueblo on the island of Mindanao named "Higan"
 


ALASKA QUARTER SPOON

Alaska quarter spoon

This spoon is of modern vintage (after 2008). It is made with a non-silver US quarter representing the State of Alaska.
There are no markings to indicate metallic content and it is most likely not silver.

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Unusual coin fork

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This is an unusual large hand made meat fork  featuring an American Large Cent (braided hair penny) dated 1848 at the top
Below the penny are seven silver Canadian  half dimes
The piece is dated '94 (1894)

I suspect that this was an experiment  to create something totally unique and may have been a silversmith training  project.
Coins lose all numismatic value when they are soldered to something else, but even in prime condition, these are  common dates.

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