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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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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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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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsRepurposed Coin Guitar Picks
 
4.7

(based on 218 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (164)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (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)
  • Music (8)
  • Jam sessions (6)
  • Playing guitar (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (81), Parent (66), Budget shopper (16), Educator (13), Child care provider (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (349), No (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (186), Business (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (146), Birthday (41), Other (12), Father’s day (9), Valentine’s day (3)

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5.0

Very impressed

By 

from Bethpage

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

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
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    Unique and Functional

    By 

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    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?:
      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      5.0

      Outstanding Gift!!!

      By 

      from Rhode Island

      Verified Buyer

      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!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        5.0

        Cool gift for a guitarist!

        By 

        from Tennessee

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        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performance

            Comments about UncommonGoods Repurposed Coin Guitar Picks:

            Great gift!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            5.0

            He LOVE it!!!

            By 

            from Omaha, NE

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Excellent Craftsmanship

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practice

              Comments about UncommonGoods Repurposed Coin Guitar Picks:

              Unique idea!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              5.0

              I would definitely buy these picks again.

              By 

              from Shawsville

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performance
                • Practice

                Comments about UncommonGoods Repurposed Coin Guitar Picks:

                My husband loved them and thought they were something very different and cool. He liked the sound that the picks made when he played his stringed instruments.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                5.0

                Bought these for my husband - he loved them!

                By 

                from New Jersey

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Excellent Craftsmanship
                • Great Sound
                • Very Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Repurposed Coin Guitar Picks:

                    Great packaging!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Perfect Gift!!!

                    By 

                    from Costa Mesa, CA

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Excellent Craftsmanship
                    • Unique and personalized gift

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jam Sessions

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Repurposed Coin Guitar Picks:

                      My Nephew is a serious guitar player and is 18 years old. He loved this gift. They are so unique. The amazing thing about the gift is that one of the quarters is from Nashville (where he wants to go visit) and the other was the american eagle quarter with his birth year on it!!! WOW! that was a total lucky gift and he is so excited!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                      5.0

                      Yep

                      By 

                      from Atlanta

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Excellent Craftsmanship

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about UncommonGoods Repurposed Coin Guitar Picks:

                          Gift

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                          5.0

                          Any guitarist would love these

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                          from SC

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                          Pros

                          • Excellent Craftsmanship

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Jam Sessions
                            • Performance
                            • Practice

                            Comments about UncommonGoods Repurposed Coin Guitar Picks:

                            Hasn't used them yet, he'll get them for Christmas.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes
                            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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