Shire Layered Coin Necklace
About This Precious…
A 30" chain holds three coins from The Shire coins: a brass Shire Tuppence, a copper Shire Penny, and a tiny copper Shire Farthing. Coin text is inscribed in Tengwar, obvs.
The coins in this set from the world of J. R. R. Tolkien are struck from solid copper and brass, with artwork and engraving by Greg Franck-Weiby. The set contains coins treated to look as if they have been handled and circulated within their world.
This process is done by hand, and it is both an art and a science. Coloring and patinas will vary. No two sets are exactly the same. The coins will each feature a tree that will be one of the following variants: pine, elm, willow, and oak. The card inside provides translation of the coin text on each coin.
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.
- Coin Size: 1" oz
- Weight: 1/4 oz
- 30" chain with lobster clasp
- Struck in solid copper and brass
- Expert patina to highlight the engraving
- Broadstruck for a rounded edge
- A colorful description is included with history, translations, and facts about the coins
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.