American Gods Sun Coin - Mad Sweeney's Lucky Coin

$21.00

Treasure of the Sun

"I take 'em from the Hoard. You just have to hold it in your mind and you can take whatever you want from it. The sun's treasure. You can keep whatever's precious to you."
–Mad Sweeney to Shadow Moon

This coin seems to possess power beyond mortal understanding. It looks and feels just like an authentic celtic gold piece, and is mistakenly given to Shadow Moon by the leprechaun Mad Sweeney after a brutal fight between the two at Jack’s Crocodile Bar.
  • Solid brass coin
  • .9" (23mm) diameter
  • 9 grams weight
  • Struck on a spherical blank to create an irregular cracked edge. Due to the nature of this process, edges will vary.
  • Design approved by Neil Gaiman

Coin design by Helen Maringer and Shea Higgins, engraved by Woody Maringer. Learn more about our artists.

Shire Post Mint went through extensive research to infuse this coin design with ancient lore and meaningful symbology. The sun face is based on depictions of the Celtic god Belenus. The mistletoe on the bottom right is a nod to Baldr, the Norse sun god who was killed with mistletoe. The horse and wheel together call Belenus. The other surrounding elements are the sun, stars, and moon as depicted on ancient Celtic coins.

We attempt to replicate the look and feel of an ancient coin by using historically significant symbols, extending the design to the edge of the coin, engraving the design by hand, using a spherical blank that cracks during striking, and antiquing the coin. We hope you love the final product as much as we do.

See the American Gods Moon Coin - Shadow's Liberty Head Coin

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Customer Reviews

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Ivan G.
Good author's interpretation of the coin

The coin is not a reconstruction of a coin from the series, but is therefore better.

Good idea with a coin making technique.

Many people criticize the coin for its size, but in vain. The size of the coin corresponds to the size of the real gold coins of the time. For comparison, I attach a photo along with photographs of the gold coins of the Russian Empire.

If the coin were made of gold, it would be perfect. Its only drawback is metal, it gets dirty easily and has its own smell and taste.

P.S. I'm sorry for my English.

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Roux R.
Absolutely Amazing!

Purchased Mad Sweeney's coin, and it is everything I hoped it would be. Shipping was fast, the packaging was incredible! I already placed another order! I've got a feeling I'll be placing many, many more orders in the future :)

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Jim B.
Fantastic Craftsmanship

As a huge fan of the series American Gods this was a must buy purchase. The coin is wonderfully made and I will most likely to adding a few more to my collection to use as count tokens. The relief of the design is amazing and really acts to the impact of the piece.

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Stephen C.
A Brilliant and Magical Item

This coin is absolutely gorgeous. So well designed and such a solid feel to it. The packaging, with wax seal, is equally stunning. Another triumph from Shire Post Mint.
I would love to see an issue of this coin in a larger size, the same diameter as the Shadow Moon Silver Dollar.

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Patrick R.
Loved the books

Loved the books so it’s fun to see the coin in my palm, the sun in my hand. You’d have to be mad to mint something from the Horde

Each order comes packed with a handwritten envelope sealed with wax straight from Shire Post Mint! Unless changed, we will hand write the name of the person listed in the Shipping Address.

If ordering a gift or if you'd like to customize your handwritten name, please include the recipient's name in the Personalization Options field as you complete your order.

One envelope is included in your order, if you would like to purchase additional handwritten Gift Envelopes, you can find them here.

Shire Post Mint coins are struck one at a time in West Fork, Arkansas, USA using solid metals, hand-engraved designs, antique machinery and traditional coining techniques. For antiqued coins, the coloring/patina process is done by hand, and it is both an art and a science so coins will vary slightly. Our unique packaging includes a description of each coin and translations if applicable.

We collaborate with many artists to create our coins. Learn more about our artists.

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