GONDOR™ Silver Penny
The First Coin of the Fourth Age featuring ARAGORN™ and PALANTIR™
Made to commemorate the crowning of Aragorn II Elessar and the restoration of the throne, this Gondor silver penny is struck in 1/14 troy ounce of .90 pure silver. The coin features Aragorn on horseback and The White Tree of Gondor with his sword Andúril and the seven Palantir on the reverse. The coin is dated year 1 of the Fourth Age. The text is inscribed in Tengwar.
This GONDOR™ Silver Penny from the world of J. R. R. Tolkien is struck from solid .999 silver, measures 2 cm in diameter, and weighs about 2.4 grams, or 1/10 of a troy ounce. Coin artwork by Greg Franck-Weiby.
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, translations, and facts about the coins.
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I tend to assess coins "eye-first"; and the Gondor Penny has surpassed my old standard of "most attractive coin", the 1847 "Gothic" florin of England. I also do some [coin] striking and personally know people who engrave dies. The Gondor penny is not so much "fantasy coin" but artifact. You may wonder: why is the Crown and the Penny about the same price? It's the metal. The silver penny is a silver penny, and silver loves die-striking. My penny now has darkening tone that contrasts with the lighter relief: just like Sable and Argent, heraldically. Must be handled (by the edges!!!) to be appreciated.
I have several examples of Shire Post's work in my collection, and they are hands down the finest on the market. The designs adhere to the setting they are meant for and the craftsmanship is just right if not superior to historical coinage I have in my collection
Very attractive design in a small package. The engraver must have eyes like legolas because the details on the horse and rider are amazing.