The Hobbit™ Set #4 - The Shire Four Haypennies
THE SHIRE™ Haypennies
Four Haypennies in pure copper from The Shire. Each denomination of Shire coinage has 4 variations featuring different trees or tree branches. This four tree group contains all four possible tree branches: pine, elm, willow, and oak. Also known as a Half Penny, a Hobbit could use this to buy a small bale of hay for his or her pony. Surrounding the tree, “Half Penny of the Shire, Abode of the Hobbits.” On the reverse “Shire Year,” the date, and “Michel Delving.” Coin text is inscribed in Tengwar.
The coins in this set from the world of J. R. R. Tolkien are struck from solid copper, measure 1.8 cm in diameter, and weigh 2.2 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.
Note—Each order comes packed with a handwritten envelope straight from Shire Post Mint. We will make this out to whomever is on the SHIPPING ADDRESS. If you are giving this as a gift and would like a different name on the envelope, please include the recipient's name in the Special Instructions field as you complete your order.
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SPM continues to work their magic for these Shire haypennies. A pretty affordable set as well.
Another great set. I have several and every one is different. I have some that have a purplish and bluish tint to them and others that look like shinny copper or dark brown shades. They are small around a US dime but they are packed with details and look fantastic.
I have ordered a few different coins from him and as always fast shipping, well crafted pieces, and a great addition to any collector of sci-fi and fantasy props and stuff.
These are going to be a birthday present for my boyfriend, he’s going to love them!