If this is your first time visiting this page, thank you for stopping by! As a quick note, this site began as a way to simply showcase pieces of my work and is, currently, just a small portion of the various coins I have to offer. However, as soon as my show season wraps up at the end of September, I will be updating the photographs as well as adding a shopping cart feature. Until then, please direct all pricing inquiries or orders to firstname.lastname@example.org. Not all coins are on the site, so if there is a special country or coin you are looking for, please email for photos and more information.
About Coin Operated
Started in 2009 as a cost effective (read: free) way to create gifts for friends and family, over the past decade the business has expanded to selling at art fairs across the country. Each coin is handcut by Ken Sims, a process that involves drilling holes in the coin and using a jeweler's saw to meticulously cut out in a variety of ways designed to highlight the original coin design. The ever-expanding coin inventory currently consists of all 50 State quarters, a high variety of other US coins, and over 75 different foreign coins (with custom orders always available on countries currently not in stock).
News 8/05/19 I will be at the Iowa State Fair's Cultural Center from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm every day of the Fair, Aug. 8th-18th, so be sure to stop by and say hello and maybe see a coin being cut.