Shire Post News

Indigenous Peoples' Day Giveaway

To honor Indigenous People's Day, we are encouraging donations by offering a free set of our new American Gods Coins (designs approved by Neil Gaiman), a $95 value.

American Gods Coins - Shire Post Mint - Official Neil Gaiman Gifts

To enter to win these, donate $5 or more to an organization that supports Indigenous people. We have compiled a list below. If you would like to nominate an organization to be included in this list, please contact us

  1. Donate today (October 12, 2020) to an organization in the list below. Every $5 is one entry.  ($20 is 4 entries, $100 is 20 entries, etc.) 
  2. Email your confirmation email or a screenshot of your donation to sales@shirepost.com. Please title your email "IPD Donation
  3. On October 14, we will choose a winner at random and contact them via email. 

Donate here:

 

American Gods Coins - New Release

American Gods Coins - New Release

We are proud to announce the launch of our newest license - American Gods! We have developed the two main coins from the story that are carried by Shadow Moon. All coin designs have been approved by Neil Gaiman.

American Gods Sun Coin -
Mad Sweeney's Lucky Coin

"I take 'em from the Hoard. You just have to hold it in your mind and you can take whatever you want from it. The sun's treasure. You can keep whatever's precious to you."
–Mad Sweeney to Shadow Moon

  • Solid brass
  • .9" (23mm) diameter
  • Irregular, cracking edge

Shire Post Mint went through extensive research to infuse this coin design with ancient lore and meaningful symbology. The sun face is based on depictions of the Celtic god Belenus. The mistletoe on the bottom right is a nod to Baldr, the Norse sun god who was killed with mistletoe. The horse and wheel together call Belenus. The other surrounding elements are the sun, stars, and moon as depicted on ancient Celtic coins.

We attempt to replicate the look and feel of an ancient coin by using historically significant symbols, extending the design to the edge of the coin, engraving the design by hand, using a spherical blank that cracks during striking, and antiquing the coin. We hope you love the final product as much as we do.  

Get the American Gods Sun Coin here

 

American Gods Moon Coin -
Shadow's Liberty Head Coin

"Take the Moon."
"What?"
“Just take it. Here. Don’t lose this. Don’t give it away. You’ve been given protection once. You had the sun itself. I can give you the moon. It’s the daughter, not the father.”

- Zorya Polunochnaya to Shadow Moon

 

  • Solid .999 fine silver
  • 1.5" (38mm) diameter
  • Reeded edge

One side of this coin is an accurate depiction of Earth’s moon at a 91,196,160:1 scale, representing this coin’s lunar power. The Liberty Head side includes some small celestial additions. Can you spot them all? 

Get the American Gods Moon Coin here

Gen Con Online 2020

Gen Con Online 2020

Hey Gen Con Online!

Shire Post Mint makes coins! Officially licensed coins from The Lord of the Rings™, A Song of Ice and Fire™, Mistborn®, The Kingkiller Chronicle™, The Demon Cycle, Conan© the Barbarian, John Carter of Mars, Cannon Busters™, and The Saga of Recluse. Also check out our original bestsellers like our Moon, Viking, and Memento Mori coins. Our coins are all made in our Arkansas workshop using traditional techniques, antique machines, and solid metals like copper, silver, iron, bronze, and anodized niobium. Read more about our process here.

ASOIAF Gaming Coins 50% off - Daenerys TargaryenALL of our gaming coins sets are 50% off during Gen Con and won't be restocked once they sell out! Includes A Song of Ice and Fire Coins and Conan the Barbarian coins. 

 

If you'd like a peek into our shop, check out our livestream link below or follow us on instagram @shirepostmint.


Pin Bazaar pins available now!

Pin Bazaar - Memento Mori Enamel Pin - Free with purchase of $20 or more. Use code GENCON2020 and add the pin to your cart. Limit of 1 free pin per customer.

Livestream: July 30 at 4pm CST

Join us on Facebook for our first ever live shop tour and Q&A! You can sign up to be reminded here.