The Hobbit™ Set #6 - The Shire Four Tuppences
THE SHIRE™ Tuppences
Four Tuppences in brass from The Shire. The brass Tuppence is equal to two pence, or two Pennies. On the obverse, surrounding the tree: Two Pence of The Shire, abode of the Hobbits. On the reverse, the four Farthings are symbolized by tree branches. Around them: Belegroth, also known as Michel Delving, and Shire Year and the date. Each denomination of Shire coinage has 4 variations featuring different trees. This four tree group contains all four possible trees: pine, elm, willow, and oak. Coin text is inscribed in Tengwar.
The coins in this set from the world of J. R. R. Tolkien are struck from solid brass, measure 2.7 cm in diameter, and weigh 4.8 grams. Coin artwork by Greg Franck-Weiby.
The set contains coins treated to look as if they have been handled and circulated within their world. This process is done by hand, and it is both an art and a science. Coloring and patinas will vary. No two sets 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, translations, and facts about the coins.
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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These guys continue to hone their coin craft here with these coins. Detailed and well aged.
The tuppences are great! They were a gift, and the receiver was very pleased with the design and feel.
I love these coins. Shipped on time.
Fantasticcoins that shipped quickly and arrived in a way cool presentation! Thank you!!
They look and feel great. Just big enough to flip and lots of variations in colors. I have ones ranging from super shiny goldish to darker tannish brown. The artwork and lettering all looks amazing.