American Gods • Mad Sweeney's Sun Coin
About This Precious…
"I take 'em from the Hoard. You just have to hold it in your mind and you can take whatever you want from it. The sun's treasure. You can keep whatever's precious to you."
Shire Post Mint went through extensive research to infuse this coin design with ancient lore and meaningful symbology. The sun face is based on depictions of the Celtic god Belenus. The mistletoe on the bottom right is a nod to Baldr, the Norse sun god who was killed with mistletoe. The horse and wheel together call Belenus. The other surrounding elements are the sun, stars, and moon as depicted on ancient Celtic coins.
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Tom Maringer, previously a swordsmith, began making coins in 2003 for George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. Yes indeed, a genuine Game of Thrones sword/coinsmith made this. We know, we're dead from nerdgasm too.
- Solid brass coin
- .9" (23mm) diameter
- 9 grams weight
- Struck on a spherical blank to create an irregular cracked edge. Due to the nature of this process, edges will vary
- Design approved by Neil Gaiman
About the Brand
About the Brand
Shire Post Mint aims to keep traditional coinmaking alive. Designs are hand-engraved into tool steel, the design is hardened, then mounted into an antique coin press, and struck into solid metals like copper, bronze, silver, iron, brass, and niobium. The coins are antiqued to perfect the patina and give them a lovely softness in the hand. Read the rest of the Shire Post Mint story here.