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Santa Rosa, California 555 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Ann Nolen

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Ann Nolen

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Last updated on Jul 11, 2019

Join my "VIP Coin Club" for 10% INSTANT Discount on your 1st purchase. Also eligible for Secret Sales & New Design Previews.



Honor your love for elephants by wearing an elegant piece of jewelry.
Before and after I hand paint this coin from Seychelles.
AnimalCoin. Art by Ann Nolen
A few of the Bahamas - Hibiscus coins before I hand paint them.
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HAND PAINTED COIN KEEPSAKES Your jewelry tells a story, wear what you love! ❤

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Whether you cherish a place in the world, an animal or a piece of nature, feel simply elegant wearing a special keepsake made just for you.

There are less than 10 artists in the world that hand paint coins. Enjoy telling the story of your unique piece and what it means to you. Your pendant beautifully shows what you love and is meaningful to you. Can be a treasured keepsake.

Be the person with the best gifts! Selecting something special for your loved one and friends couldn't be any easier, or more appreciated.

I search the world for attractive coins. To enhance their beauty, I developed a painting technique that looks like enameling, and hand paint each coin myself. I then design jewelry keepsakes with them.

If you would like to know more about my art or my life, please check out my website & blog at

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  • Ann Nolen

    Owner, Artist

    I love helping people find a meaningful coin & making it into jewelry personal to what they love. I take a coin design that is already beautiful & hand paint each one with rich colors to bring the design to life.

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Last updated on Jul 11, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

The coins and the surface are very durable. Even if they would probably be ok, I don't recommend wearing them in water or swimming. I just don't know how much abuse is too much.

You can clean the jewelry with a soft cloth. If your coin is made of silver, the portions not covered in epoxy resin can be polished with a silver cloth, if needed.Repairs are usually simple to make, so if unexpected damage occurs, contact me to arrange a warranty repair or a quote for work needed.

Custom and personalized orders

Yes, I do.  I have 3 types of custom orders. Please contact me via Etsy for more information and a quote.

1) The customer provides the coin to paint.  

2)The customer wants a particular theme or country and I research the options and source the coin to paint    

3) The customer wants a current item in my shop, but in a different color.  

Do you paint them all yourself?

Yes!  I call it my creative therapy and I paint almost every day.  Actually, I am a one person business and do everything from buying the bare coins & painting them, to being the shipping clerk!

Do you only sell on Etsy?

Yes, I only sell on Etsy these days.  In the past I also sold in galleries and large shows, but I have "retired" from doing them.  I do have a website with a blog and more information about how I make the coins.  I am also on Facebook and Pinterest if you would like to follow me. (Search AnimalCoin)

Can I purchase a pendant without a chain?

My prices are based on the time and workmanship put into painting the coin. I provide the chain complimentary.

Is it illegal to paint coins?

No!!! I am told that once a coin is painted, it is no longer considered legal tender.  In the USA, it is illegal to change currency if the purpose is to defraud someone.  Luckily, that doesn't apply here.

How long before my purchase is shipped?

For my customers convenience, I prefer to premake my items so they are ready to ship.  I ship them via US Mail within one business day.  You will receive an email confirmation when I ship, and it will include a tracking number. 
Custom orders, and items temporarily out of stock are exceptions to this, and the expected processing time is posted on the listing.

How about customs & fees?

These fees etc. are determine by the country to which I am shipping and I have no control on each countries policies. I am not responsible for such fees, etc. If the item is returned to me because it was not picked up at customs, the shipping cost will be deducted.