Vin's Flattened Clip - Mistborn
Crushed by Allomantic Forces
"Vin held up the object—the coin they had Pushed between them. It was bent and flattened from the pressure."
—Mistborn: The Final Empire
Solid copper, 2.7 grams
- 2.2 cm in diameter, shapes and sizes vary
When Vin and Kelsier both Pushed against each other on the same Clip, their sparring turned into a physical contest amplified by Allomantic power. The coin became bent and flattened from the opposing forces of the two Mistborn burning steel to Push each other. Vin eventually lost the shoving match, and Kelsier gave her the distorted coin as a keepsake. She would often think back on this lesson, that her smaller size and weight put her at a disadvantage in purely physical battles, and would learn to apply her Allomancy in increasingly clever ways.
Clips are small copper coins used by nobles for the purchase of small items. The obverse features an image of the Lord Ruler surrounded by the words “One Clip” inscribed in the Steel Alphabet. On the reverse is the symbol for copper surrounded by the Steel Alphabet number 1.
Coin design by Isaac Stewart and Ben McSweeney, engraving by Woody Maringer.
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.
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.
Based on the Mistborn books by Brandon Sanderson, copyright Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC.: Mistborn: The Final Empire © 2006, The Well of Ascension © 2006, The Hero of Ages © 2007, The Alloy of Law © 2011, Shadows of Self © 2015, and Bands of Mourning © 2016, www.brandonsanderson.com.
Amazing product. It's like beeing in Skadrial!!
The quality of the packaging is outstanding, very careful, with plenty of details which, as an advocate fan of Brandon and his work, I loved to see. Regarding now the coin itself, it's simply brilliant. Also, I really liked that the envelope included lore about the coin, and details about the manufacturing itself. And finally, the customer’s service is excellent. Even though there was some trouble with my shipping due to the environmental conditions of the region, they attended my requests of information and had me informed. I absolutely recommend this product, and in case I’m interested in any other products I won’t hesitate to buy again.
I gave it as a present and my friend was thrilled to receive it :D
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My son was thrilled with his gift. Nice presentation, too: His name was handwritten on the envelope which was sealed with wax.