Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Reminder Brass Coin


Solid Brass Coin

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.

  • Solid Brass coin
  • 1" (2.5 cm) diameter 
  • 3.4mm thick
  • .035lbs / 16 gram

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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Thomas Y.
Silver memento mori

Great coin, gift, reminder piece. May order more. I like the brass best.

Daniel T.
Love the coin. Love the service even more.

Coin does what is intended and helps to keep me focused on the important things in life. They shine up pretty easily.

Had some issues involving shipping and it got resolved quickly. I really appreciate the personalize service you get from purchasing from a small business.

Plan to get more.

Joseph R.
Great coin

Was looking for a cool unique coin. Found this. It’s awesome and pretty cheap

Billy C.
memento mori coin

looks great and came with awesome packaging

Thanks for your support!

Anaya P.
A Lovely Gift

I got this as a gift for my friend, and she absolutely loved it. I absolutely recommend getting one of these coins as there is obviously a great deal of care put into these

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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