Lord of the Rings™ • Set of Five Coins • Middle Earth #2
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Five Coins of Middle Earth
Five solid metal Middle-earth coins from the realms of Hobbits, Elves and Men.
The coins in this set from the world of J. R. R. Tolkien are struck from solid copper, brass, iron and nickel silver, measure 2 to 3.1 cm in diameter, and weigh 2.7 to 13.2 grams. Coin artwork by Greg Franck-Weiby, Tom Maringer, Woody Maringer and Dylan Craig.
©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.
Rivendell™ Moon • Rivendell
Made in Imladris™ during the rule of Elrond™, this coin depicts the valley of Rivendell and the two ancient trees of gold and silver. Nickel silver.
Lake-town™ 2-Ducat • Lake-town
Featuring the Master of Lake-town, this coin was made a few years before the town was destroyed by the dragon Smaug in TA 2941. Nickel silver.
The Shire™ Half-Crown • The Shire
This golden Half-Crown features a lovely chestnut tree. The text describes the denomination and, "Shire, Abode of the Hobbits." - Minted in Shire Year 1402 (TA 3002), the year that Bilbo settled in Rivendell. Brass.
Iron Mûmak™ • Harad™
Inscription reads "Palan Harad", meaning Far Harad. Features a battle ready Mûmak, called an Oliphaunt™ by Hobbits. Iron.
Red Hand of Saruman™ • Isengard™
Used by the minions of The Dark Lord, The Eye of Sauron is surrounded by the words, OBEY MORDOR. On the reverse, ORODRUIN (Mount Doom) surrounds an image of the nefarious mountain. Copper.
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.