As long as you’re aware that the US coinage you’re using is NOT
sterling ( which is .925 fine silver). Your local coin shop also
carries pure silver (.999) coins, at least my local ones do, which
they sell for slightly over spot price. That’s as cheap as you can
buy it. We alloy ours with United Metal’s S57NA master alloy to make
a dreamy low-to-no fire-scale and very low tarnish sterling which is
wonderful to roll, draw, and fabricate with.
Our castings come out so clean they don’t even need pickling!
Alloying your own sterling is super easy to do if you have an