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The Shire • Set of Four Coins • The Hobbit Set #1
The Shire • Set of Four Coins • The Hobbit Set #1
The Shire • Set of Four Coins • The Hobbit Set #1
The Shire • Set of Four Coins • The Hobbit Set #1
The Shire • Set of Four Coins • The Hobbit Set #1
The Shire • Set of Four Coins • The Hobbit Set #1
Shire Post Mint

The Shire • Set of Four Coins • The Hobbit Set #1

$ 25.00

About This Precious…

What Does a Hobbit Have in His Pockets?

This set of pure copper coins contains a heavy SHIRE™ Thrup'ny, Shire Penny, Shire Haypenny, and a tiny Shire Farthing. Coin text is inscribed in Tengwar. The coins feature trees including plum, pine, elm, willow, and oak.

The coins in this set from the world of J. R. R. Tolkien are struck from solid copper, measure 1 to 2.2 cm in diameter, and weigh .5 to 7 grams. Coin artwork 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! Coins are struck one at a time in the USA using antique machinery and traditional coining techniques. A colorful description is included with history, translations, and facts about the coins.

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! Coins are struck one at a time in the USA using antique machinery and traditional coining techniques. A colorful description is included with history, translations, and facts about the coins.

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.
About the Brand
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Springdale, Arkansas

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.

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