Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Copper Keychain


Memento mori - remember that you have to die

There is a long history of Memento Mori reminders, including coins. We have added our own spin on the concept and included a new reverse side, “Memento Vivere” which translates to “remember that you have to live.” We believe there is a beautiful balance between accepting mortality and embracing life.

Memento mori (Latin: "Remember that you have to die.") is the medieval Latin Christian theory and practice of reflection on mortality. Especially as a means of considering the vanity of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits.

Memento vivere (Latin: "Remember you have to live.") Know that your time is short in the grand scheme of things. So have fun while you are here.

  • Copper coin is about 1/2 ounce, or 30 grams of bullion grade pure copper
  • 2.5 cm diameter
  • Stainless steel keyring included

Coin design by Michael Shantz, engraved by Woody Maringer. Learn more about our artists.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 25 reviews
M. R.
Love !

Love this piece - so many compliments!

Michelle S.

Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Copper Keychain

Jim B.

I love the coin. Its exactly as the pictures show on the Web page.

I would definitely recommend it to friends.

eric e.
Super fantastic!

I really love your art and your approach to it. I can feel the authenticity, care and the craftsmanship. Super thoughtful and creative! Packaging is awesome! Thanks and I have referred you to a few people and I will be a repeat customer for sure!

Lauren S.
Amazing quality

The quality of the keychain is amazing. The packaging was also amazing and a treat to open. It was an experience getting this in the mail, one I loved. Will be buying from Shire Post Mint in the future.

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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