Why would a person make something this small you ask? Well, mainly as both a training exercise as well as a right of passage. Sooner or later, people who are really serious about making these rings try the smallest, thinnest, U.S. coin their is in order to gage ones skill. If you can do it, you can pretty much do any coin within reason. And if you can do it on the first try, which this was, you are in the top percent when it comes to skill level.