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Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Reminder Bronze Coin

Sale price$23.75

Solid Bronze 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 Bronze coin
  • 1" (2.5 cm) diameter 
  • 3.4mm thick
  • .036lbs / 16.5 grams

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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
A. D.
Another Amazing Coin

The bronze is gorgeous! The color and feel are top notch!

Chechu N.S.
Top notch coin art

This was my first order from Shire Post Mint and I couldn't be happier with the coins received, like this one. Excellent quality. Highly recommended!

Gareth J.
Bronze is best yet

Memento mori is my favourite design and I have this in brass and copper too. Bronze is the best yet. It has the best clarity and definition to my eyes. I’d very much recommend this coin and in this metal.


My favorite of the momento mori coins, bold and shinny. Nice weight.

Ruth S.
A nice reminder of life's duality

I've seen different memento mori coins, but I really liked that this version has the reminder that life is both short but also to be lived. I grew up in Arizona, and I love that the memento vivere skull has some decorations reminiscent of a Dia de los Muertos sugar skull. It's a nice touch on a coin that has a nice weight and look. Great for carrying in a pocket or displaying on my desk.

Memento Mori Bronze Coin | Shire Post Mint
Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Reminder Bronze Coin Sale price$23.75