An Elvish Moon of Rivendell
This unique Elvish coin from Rivendell, or Imladris in Sindarin, is shaped like a crescent moon. It depicts the Rivendell valley, flanked by waterfalls, containing the ancient trees of silver and gold and the three Silmarils, represented as stars. The text in Tengwar translates from Sindarin to "Elrond Peredhil, Lord of Rivendell, The Last Homely House East of the Sea" and includes the date, TA 2941, the year that Thorin and Company meet Elrond at Rivendell before continuing on to The Lonely Mountain.
This Rivendell™ Moon from the world of J. R. R. Tolkien is struck from solid nickel silver, measures 3.17 cm in diameter, and weighs about 6.3 grams. Coin artwork by Dylan Craig and Woody Maringer.
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.
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This is a beautiful crescent moon (mine is pierced to be worn as a necklace, so it also included a silver chain) with, as the description says, a depiction of Rivendell valley, the Two Trees and the Silmarils. The obverse has lovely Tengwar script. My one and only complaint (and it's not SP fault; it's MINE) is that the script, after my wearing for about a year, is getting faint. If I say "speak friend, and enter" do you suppose it will come back? Maybe......... I will also review here other coins I have from SP....why not a separate review for each, you ask? Well, because I bought these, not in the Current Age, but in the last iteration of the Post....(but if Will wants a review on each, separately, he has but to ask). I have purchased the Elvish Leaf of Spring, the Iron Mumak, a "Hope" coin which i don't believe is offered any longer, a "bachelor" coin depicting Frodo as the Shire's best catch (also not offered any longer, to my knowledge), and a Shire Four Farthing set. I can't really speak highly enough about the care and quality of these items; they are enough to curl and then uncurl your toe-hairs. I bought the 'leaf' and 'mumak' as necklaces, and the leaf, with its script, suffers from the same problem as the Rivendell moon: because of the fineness of the script, it fades over time. I can think of no solution (maybe a coat of sealant???) other than to buy another one. In any case, i LOVE all my Shire Post coins, whether or no.