Silver
The Silver Kraken of Balon Greyjoy

The Silver Kraken of Balon Greyjoy

This silver “Stag” dates from shortly after the death of Robert Baratheon. Balon Greyjoy declares himself Lord of the Iron Islands and ostentatiously does so by quickly issuing coins showing himself wearing a crown, openly defying the rule of King Joffrey Baratheon (whom we know to be the cuckold of Robert by Jaime Lannister). The...
The Camelot coinage of King Arthur

The Camelot coinage of King Arthur

    Here is a fantasy coin from the realm of King Arthur! It is about 19mm in diameter, and weighs bout 2.4 grams of .900 fine silver. While contemporary tales and films tend to place King Arthur in the 10th to 12th centuries, historians tell us that the real historic King Arthur lived much...
The VINLAND coinage of Leif Eiricsson

The VINLAND coinage of Leif Eiricsson

     Here is a coin that might-have-been! As we all know from our history books, the Greenlander Leif Ericsson, son of Eric the Red led a colonizing expedition in AD 1000, sailing west from Iceland and Greenland and establishing a colony he called “Vinland” on what is now thought to be the coast of...