Repurposed Coin Guitar Picks

Add a unique twang to your strumming with this pair of guitar picks, hand-fashioned from U.S. quarters.

$20.00 - 25.00

created by

Dustin & Stephanie Headrick

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Change Your Tune

Handcrafted from quarter or dollar coins, Dustin & Stephanie Headrick's guitar picks are a celebration of coin, music, and country. Each coin's distinctive raised insignia gives these picks an easy-to-grip texture, so they'll stay on hand regardless of the style you prefer to strum. Coin guitar picks have been used by musicians for a century because of their unique tonal qualities. They create increased volume and a bright attack on acoustic instruments such as guitar, ukulele and mandolin. They can also entirely change the sound of an electric guitar by naturally reacting with the strings and pickup dynamics. Choose from the set of 2 quarters (includes the standard Washington/eagle coin and the Tennessee/guitar coin or Tennessee/Great Smoky Mountain coin) or a set of 2 dollar coins (the Liberty and Kennedy coins). Hand-honed in Nashville, Tennessee; appropriately nicknamed the "Music City."

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Made in Washington

Nashville natives Stephanie and Dustin Headrick transform common cents into uncommon guitar picks. The couple started with a collection of silver quarters and half-dollars, but didn't really want to watch them sit around for 50 years and collect dust. It's well known with musicians that silver coin guitar picks have been around for a hundred years, but actually getting your hands on one is a rare thing. So, the savvy numismatists began hand-honing the coins into picks and immediately loved the tinny sound they produced. After gaining popularity at local craft fairs, they began experimenting with other materials: brass, bronze, copper, aluminum, hardwood, and even horn. To date, they've sold tens of thousands of handmade guitar picks to musicians all over the world, with many customers becoming avid collectors.

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
USA cupronickel coins
Measurements
Liberty: 1" L x .95" W; Kennedy: 1.2" L x 1" W; TN and Washington: .95" L x .87" W
Item ID
23561

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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UncommonGoodsRepurposed Coin Guitar Picks
 
4.7

(based on 225 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (169)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (4)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (100)
  • Stores easily (89)
  • Lasting fun (80)
  • Easy to use (77)
  • Good variety (38)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Long term use (60)
  • Art (36)
  • Practice (12)
  • Music (8)
  • Jam sessions (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (81), Parent (66), Budget shopper (16), Educator (13), Experienced (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (186), Business (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (354), No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Unique and Fun Gift for Guitar Player!

My teenage grandson, in October, began taking guitar lessons and he purchased a used guitar. For Christmas, from us, his grandparents, we bought him a new guitar and when I saw the...Read complete review

My teenage grandson, in October, began taking guitar lessons and he purchased a used guitar. For Christmas, from us, his grandparents, we bought him a new guitar and when I saw the coin guitar picks in the Uncommom Goods catalog, I knew I had to purchase them for a add-on gift. My grandson loves the coin guitar pick and he shared the second one with his best buddy who is also into guitar playing. The picks are not just for decoration, they really work good on the guitar and it gives it a nice musical quality. This was a wonderful stocking stuffer and it is always nice to see a teenage boy get excited over something and the guitar picks did it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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My son in law, who is Austrian, is a guitar player AND a collector of US state quarters. What a wonderful gift I thought this one of a kind, handmade guitar pick would...Read complete review

My son in law, who is Austrian, is a guitar player AND a collector of US state quarters. What a wonderful gift I thought this one of a kind, handmade guitar pick would be. I requested the Tennessee quarter, since I know he's always wanted to visit Nashville, plus the TN quarter has guitars on one side. This quarter is even used to advertise this particular item. Imagine my disappointment when I received a quarter with the inscription, "Great Smoky Mountains" and a view of a cabin and some mountains. What happened to TN and the guitars? Well, it seems that there is now a special series of National Park quarters, and since the Great Smoky Mountains happen to be in TN, the craftsperson chose this one instead of the quintessential TN quarter. Unbelievable and so disappointing!

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5.0

A great gift idea

By 

from Upstate NY

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Excellent Craftsmanship

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jam Sessions
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    Comments about UncommonGoods Repurposed Coin Guitar Picks:

    The recipient of the guitar pics is a struggling musician and I thought he'd always have 50 cents in his pocket!

     
    4.0

    Unique gift for a musician

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    from Ma

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Great Intonation

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practice

      Comments about UncommonGoods Repurposed Coin Guitar Picks:

      I am not the musician but my daughter loved the unique design.

       
      5.0

      Loved the uniqueness

      By 

      from Tampa, Florida

      About Me Novice

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Excellent Craftsmanship
      • Great Intonation
      • Great Sound
      • Highly Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practice

        Comments about UncommonGoods Repurposed Coin Guitar Picks:

        Given as a gift for one of the most difficult people to shop for. He absolutely loved them.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Unique gift for a guitar player.

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        from Columbia, SC

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        • Excellent Craftsmanship

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            Comments about UncommonGoods Repurposed Coin Guitar Picks:

            My nephew loved this unique gift.

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            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Cool gift for a music lover

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            from PNW

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Excellent Craftsmanship

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practice

              Comments about UncommonGoods Repurposed Coin Guitar Picks:

              My college age nephew loved the guitar picks! Thought they were really cool and original.

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              • Yes
               
              4.0

              Cool item

              By 

              from Sacramento, CA

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Excellent Craftsmanship

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                • Practice

                Comments about UncommonGoods Repurposed Coin Guitar Picks:

                The item creates a great sound with an acoustic guitar! It is unusual and a conversation starter!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Love them!

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                from Salem NH

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Excellent Craftsmanship

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practice

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Repurposed Coin Guitar Picks:

                  My son inlaw loved this gift, it was his favorite one I gave him for christmas this year. He loves to play guitar & loves coins so it was a no brainer! Thanks

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                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Very impressed

                  By 

                  from Bethpage

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Excellent Craftsmanship
                  • Great idea to repurpose quarters into guitar pic

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jam Sessions

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Repurposed Coin Guitar Picks:

                    I was proud to give this product as a gift. I did not personally use it

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    Unique and Functional

                    By 

                    from Los Angeles, CA

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                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Excellent Craftsmanship
                    • Great Intonation
                    • Great Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jam Sessions
                      • Performance
                      • Practice
                      • Showpiece

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Repurposed Coin Guitar Picks:

                      The coins were exactly as pictured online and he commented that it was a favorite gift. Since it was unique, he looked forward to showing it off to family and friends. Successful outcome to gifting someone that has everything.

                      • Was this a gift?:
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                      5.0

                      Outstanding Gift!!!

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                      from Rhode Island

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Excellent Craftsmanship
                      • Great Intonation
                      • Great Sound
                      • Highly Responsive

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jam Sessions
                        • Performance
                        • Practice

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Repurposed Coin Guitar Picks:

                        These picks were purchased for their novelty, but they make such a beautiful sound, my (musician) son was SO excited to receive them!! An added surprise - THEY SOUND GREAT!

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