Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Reminder Mokume-gane Coin

$69.00

Mokume-gane 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.

  • Mokume-gane (木目金) coin
  • 1" (2.5 cm) diameter 
  • 3.4mm thick
  • .035lbs / 15.1 grams

Mokume-gane is a Japanese metalworking procedure which produces a mixed-metal laminate with distinctive layered patterns, as well as that laminate itself. Mokume-gane translates closely to "wood grain metal" or "wood eye metal" and describes the way metal takes on the appearance of natural wood grain

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

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Anonymous
Part of my EDC

I have bought four of these, and I wouldn’t be surprised if I end up buying more. I love the art, the variety, and most importantly the message.

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B.D.
Beautiful Coin

Great quality. Amazing detail.

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Anonymous

A beauty and a treasure, well worth it in in my eyes

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Jason H.
I wish SPM made more of their products in Mokume-Gane!

The pattern of the mokume-gane amps up the funkiness of the Memento Mori / Memento Vivere coin. Definitely a buy. I wishe they would revisit their other mokume-gane products and make new ones soon.

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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