Raven Penny of New DALE™
Raven Chief Roäc™ Brings News of Smaug™
Minted in year 4 of the Fourth Age, 84 years after the death of the dragon Smaug in the city of New Dale. It commemorates the intelligent raven chief Roäc, son of Carc™, who spoke to Thorin Oakenshield and told him of Smaug's death. On the reverse is a scene of New Dale below the Lonely Mountain. Bard the Bowman™ rebuilt Dale after it was destroyed by Smaug's attack.
This Raven Penny of New DALE™ from the world of J. R. R. Tolkien is struck from solid copper, measures 2 cm in diameter, and weighs about 3.5 grams. Coin artwork by Tom 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, translations, and facts about the coins.
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Presumably my tortoise loves it too but he doesn't say much. His hoard is small yet mighty. Anyway, the penny is very pretty, I think a lot of effort went into the design, and I'm very happy I got it. The little letter that comes with it is also cute.
What a unique coin. Obviously different from coins from other realms of Middle Earth, but also, just as obviously, belonging to the Middle Earth reality. Amazing, interesting detail on both sides.
La moneda tiene un relieve muy marcado, de manera que resalta a la perfeccion la imagen del cuervo y la ciudad... así como las runas en ambas caras. El reto navideño para los pequeños, si quieren quedarse con una de las dos monedas sera el proceso deductivo para leer las runas a partir del mismo proceso que con el mapa. El tamaño, para México, se compara entre una modena de peso y de cincuenta centavos, llego perfecta en tres semanas por el servicio postal, que creo es la opcion ideal para no pasar pesadillas con los couriers.
These coins seem so real!
This is another finely-crafted copper coin for Lord of the Rings and Hobbit fans.