The Hobbit™ Set #1 - The Shire™ Set of Four Coins
What Does a Hobbit Have in His Pockets?
This set of pure copper coins contains a heavy SHIRE™ Thrup'ny, Shire Penny, Shire Haypenny, and a tiny Shire Farthing. Coin text is inscribed in Tengwar. The coins feature trees including plum, pine, elm, willow, and oak.
The coins in this set from the world of J. R. R. Tolkien are struck from solid copper, measure 1 to 2.2 cm in diameter, and weigh .5 to 7 grams. Coin artwork by Greg Franck-Weiby.
The set contains coins treated to look as if they have been handled and circulated within their world. This process is done by hand, and it is both an art and a science. Coloring and patinas will vary. No two sets are exactly the same! Coins are struck one at a time in the USA using antique machinery and traditional coining techniques. A colorful description is included with history, translations, and facts about the coins.
Note—Each order comes packed with a handwritten envelope straight from Shire Post Mint. We will make this out to whomever is on the SHIPPING ADDRESS. If you are giving this as a gift and would like a different name on the envelope, please include the recipient's name in the Special Instructions field as you complete your order.
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Product was a Christmas gift my son loved it
We were well pleased with everything
My granddaughters loved their coins. They were a huge hit. There were lots of questions about where I got them, etc.
GREAT QUALITY, HIGH RELIEF AND POLISH. GREAT GIFT FOR ANY TOLKIEN FAN!
The coins from LOTR series are very cool; some of them are very small (e.g. shire coins), but you can really see the interesting details with the larger coins. Recommended
I ordered some theme coins from Shire Post Mint, mostly Middle Earth, plus some from "Game of Thrones". I've been a Tolkien fan since reading the books in 6th grade. I've been a coin collector for a bit longer than that, too!
You can only imagine what it felt like to hold coins of the Middle Earth realms, from a coin of the Dale, a Shire thruppence, a Brumby penny of Rohan, the silver of Gondor, the gilt of Lothlorien, the evergreen of Hollin. The magic and wonder from my very first reading of the trilogy, 44 years ago, and the Hobbit, the Silmarillion, flooded back into my heart. How often in life do we get to embrace that wonderment TWICE?
I will admit a frisson when handling the coin of Mordor; Sauron's Eye. I haven't touched it directly yet. I'm a bit afraid to do so, as I haven't run the wrath of a wizard so far in my life, and I intend to keep it that way!
The Shore Post Mint is simply brilliant. Not only do they bring author's works into our world, they do it with a craft, aesthetic, and artisanship that is unworldly indeed...or simply very hard to find in THIS world.
I intend to buy more for myself, and various folks in my life will be seeing them come Yule, birthdays, and New Year's, too. I won't tell you about their packaging, except to say it's an utterly delightful treat in and of itself. I hope any who read this enjoy these coins as much as I have, and do.
I'm so glad to hear that these books and our coins can help you travel a bit in this time of whatever-the-opposite-of-traveling-is-called-anymore! If you do happen to graze against Sauron's Eye, you can cleanse yourself by reading a good book, drinking a cup of bitter tea, talking to a loved one, or gazing at a tree for at least 5 minutes.