Vin's Flattened Clip
Crushed by Allomantic Forces
"Vin held up the object—the coin they had Pushed between them. It was bent and flattened from the pressure."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.
—Mistborn: The Final Empire
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.
This Vin's Flattened Clip from the world of Brandon Sanderson is struck from solid copper, measures 2.2 cm in diameter, and weighs about 2.7 grams. Coin artwork by Isaac Stewart, Ben McSweeney and 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.
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