Blue and Purple Moon Coin - 1" Anodized Niobium
☾ Once in a blue (and purple) moon... ☾
This special edition of our Moon coin features a geographically (technically it's selenographically) correct 136,794,240:1 scale design of the surface texture of Earth's Moon's near and far side. A great worry coin, gift, or reminder coin.
- struck in solid niobium
- anodized blue and purple
- 1" coin weighs 6.5 g
- archival packaging comes with description of the coin and Moon Facts!
The coloring/patina process is done by hand, and it is both an art and a science so coins will vary slightly. Many coins have green highlights at certain angles. Coins are struck one at a time in the USA using antique machinery and traditional coining techniques.
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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simply stunning the way the colors play off each other, was gotten as a gift, I cant wait to give it to them.
Showed my wife the blurple moon on-line after getting my brass one, and she loved it. It was even nicer IRL. Now to pick up a silver one...
Such a fun piece. Amazing quality and color and the packaging adds a great touch for gifts!
It may seem like they are simply slapping colors from two previous coins together, but the two colors work out well in highlighting the detailed craters of this finely crafted niobium piece. SPM strikes again!
Four out of five only because of my personal preferences, NOT for lack of quality or customer service. Quality and customer service by Shire Post Mint are at the pinnacle of achievement in the online retail world. So buy something from them, and you'll be happy you did. To my review: This little coin was the only one left in the collection that I had not yet purchased. All of the other coins are delightful for how they draw inspiration from the various phases or seasonal legacies of our planet's beloved little partner (copper for blood moon, iron for new, brass for harvest, and so on). To be sure, the craftsmanship carries with it all the five-star features of EVERYTHING ELSE in the Shire Post catalog. If you're drawn to the colors, buy it! It's beautiful. You should probably go with the larger one, honestly, as the size difference would make this coin radiant. If you're looking to collect the whole moon coin lineup, get it and think of it as a novelty to represent the times when the moon surprises us here on Earth. If you just really want a moon in your pocket, get the small silver or brass one as they so closely reflect the moon you see amid the stars.