Hand Painted Coins

Santa Rosa, California

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Last updated on Dec 9, 2020

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Ann Nolen

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Ann Nolen


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HAND PAINTED COINS Your jewelry tells a story, wear what you love! ❤

Real Coins
Artist Painted
Unique Gifts

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

    Starting as an active member of a coin club, I collected coins from all over the world. That eventually led me to painting them in 2009. Each year countries issue new coins, so my inventory include exciting new finds as well as timeless classics.

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Last updated on Sep 1, 2020
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.

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!

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 to two business days.  You will receive an email confirmation when I ship, and it will include a tracking number. 

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.

Note: I currently am only shipping to USA due to many delays out of my control during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Custom and personalized orders

I can convert most Pendant coins listed to a money clip, keychain, or collectible token if I have enough inventory for it. Please contact me for a special listing if you want any of these options. There is no additional charge for this.

I am sorry, I no longer offer "custom" orders that include painting a coin you already have, a change in coin colors, or shopping for a particular coin theme for you.