Lord of the Rings™ • Set of Five Coins • Middle Earth #1
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Five Coins of Middle Earth
Middle-earth coinage from the realms of MORIA™, HOLLIN™, MORDOR™, ROHAN™, and OLD DALE™.
The coins in this set from the world of J. R. R. Tolkien are struck from solid copper, brass and iron, measure 2.1 to 2.7 cm in diameter, and weigh 2.7 to 11 grams. Coin artwork by Greg Franck-Weiby and Tom Maringer.
©2021 “The Hobbit”, “Middle-earth”, “The Shire”, “The Lord of the Rings”, and the characters, events, items and places therein are trademarks of the Saul Zaentz Company dba Middle-earth Enterprises (”SZC”) and are used, under license, by Maringer Studios LLC dba Shire Post Mint. All Rights Reserved.
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.
Raven Penny • Old Dale
Minted in 2769, just one year before the arrival of Smaug and the destruction of Dale, this is one of the last relics from Old Dale.
Fall Leaf of Holly • Hollin
Created by the Ñoldorin Elves during the time of great friendship and free trading between Elves and Dwarves in Hollin and Moria. Inscriptions in Angerthas and Tengwar.
Eye of Sauron • Mordor™
Used by the minions of The Dark Lord, The Eye of Sauron is surrounded by inscriptions translating to: "Obey Mordor".
Brumby Penny • Rohan™
Depicts the image of Mearas, king of the horses, along with the word, “Edoras,” the capital city of Rohan.
Axe of Durin • Moria
Made during the First Age of Middle-earth in the mines of Moria. Features the portrait of Durin, the father of Dwarves, surrounded by inscriptions in Angerthas.
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.