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One of the rings displayed on Coin Coin designs & co.'s Facebook page. Renee Gruszecki designs jewelry from coins.

One of the rings displayed on Coin Coin designs & co.'s Facebook page. Renee Gruszecki designs jewelry using coins.

Woman preserves pennies as jewelry

The Royal Canadian Mint has officially ended its distribution of pennies on Monday, Feb. 4, but Halifax-based jewelry maker Renee Gruszecki found a way to preserve Canadian one-cent coins by turning them into jewelry for Coin Coin Designs and Co.