Robert Baratheon Star
Robert The Usurper
King Robert I Baratheon took the Iron Throne from Aerys II Targaryen, the Mad King, in the war that would be named Robert's Rebellion. He reigned for 15 years next to his wife Cersei. Robert is depicted bare-headed as this coin was issued during the rebellion before he was crowned king. His derision for "counting coppers" likely resulted in the need for massive numbers of these coins to finance the war. The seven-pointed star on the reverse symbolizes the Faith of the Seven, the dominant religion, and also represents the denomination of the coin for the illiterate: seven copper Stars are worth one silver Stag.
This Robert Baratheon Star from the world of George R. R. Martin is struck from solid copper, measures 2.5 cm in diameter, and weighs about 9.2 grams. Coin artwork by Greg Franck-Weiby.
The product is treated to look as if it has been handled and circulated. This process is done by hand, and it is both an art and a science, coloring and patinas will vary. No two 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 and facts about the coin.
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