This ring is small, measured as best we could at a size 3 (may be slightly bigger or smaller, as band is not perfectly round and thus hard to measure). Sitting approx 3.6mm above the finger top, in a bezel setting, is a Mexican coin replica depicting previous Emperor of Mexico Maximilian & his wife Carlota (Charlotte). On the front of the coin it reads: MAXIMILIANO Y CARLOTA EMPERADOR, and on the reverse is a coat-of-arms with an eagle and two lions, the words IMPERIO MEXICANO and the dates 1866 - 1867. The band is 375 (9kt) solid yellow gold, as for the coin, we understand these tributes were produced in 22 karat, 18 karat, and 8 karat. We took it to a coin dealer and he believes it is 18kt, although, we were fearful of damaging this piece by testing and so we cannot guarantee the true gold content of this coin. Ring is in good condition, and the detail on the coin is very clear. Band tapers from approx. 13mm (top of finger) to 3.5mm (bottom of finger), weighs a total of 4.3 grams, and coin measures approx. 10mm. Although we would not consider this piece scrap, at the current gold prices, that might be an option since the gold value alone on this piece could be approximatly $140.Insurance with delivery confirmation is required, and is included in the shipping charges. Should you need expedited shipping, we will be happy to accommodate you. Please ask before paying your invoice, we will add the necessary charges and send you a corrected statement. PLEASE NOTE: Pictures have been taken close-up to show detail and may be taken in multiple lighting, so please review pictures, and read description carefully for measurements and additional information because all sales are final . Also, you are always welcome to ask questions before auction close. We make every honest effort to describe each item in detail and will guarantee it is as described, although, if we do accidentally make a major error on any item we will be happy to work with you to resolve the issue and make it right as long as you contact us within 7 days of receipt. In depth polish/cleaning is always left up to the buyer, and measurements are approximates. Thank you for looking, and for your bids. Mr. & Mrs. Mechanic We only list each item twice, so don’t miss out on something you like. Also, we will always treat your offers and communication with the utmost respect; please don’t hesitate to contact us via eBay’s message site. Sorry, auctions are only open to residents within the Continental United States Check out our other items !