The Hobbit™ Set #2 - The Shire™ Deluxe Set of Four Coins
What Does a Hobbit Have in His Pockets?
This deluxe set of Hobbit coins contains a brass SHIRE™ Tuppence, .90 pure silver Shire Sixpence, .999 pure silver Shire Shilling, and a .999 pure silver Shire Two Shilling. Depending on the coins' year, the coins will feature one of four trees: pine, elm, willow, or oak. Coin text is inscribed in Tengwar.
The coins in this set from the world of J. R. R. Tolkien are struck from solid brass, .900 silver and .999 silver, measure 2 to 2.9 cm in diameter, and weigh 2.4 to 8.3 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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they exceeded my expectations, wonderful used finish
Monedas muy bien diseñadas, como todas las de ShirePostMint, en el caso de los diseños del Señor de los Anillos - El Hobbit, con una calidad espectacular, basada en los sistemas monetarios tradicionales, reflejan el conocimiento de sus autores en la numismática clásica y a la vez, la capacidad de generar diseños fieles a los libros. Solo puedo decir cosas buenas, muchas gracias por estas monedas
To put it simply, Shire Post Mint coins are "true" coins: it's not that they are "believable as" but that they ARE 6d, a shilling, a two-shilling piece from the Shire. As I said in a previous review (the Gondor 1d), silver takes the die strike like no other metal; and this is proven abundantly in the three silver specimens in this Deluxe Set. (No lack of any merit against the Tuppence is implied!)
I've been an amateur numismatist all my life. I especially enjoy historical research into the lore of holed coins. My personal favorite, until I had the Shire 6d holed for wearing, was a Victoria Jubilee Head shilling (1887, .925 silver). It had genealogical associations as well as being a superb coin strike.
The Shire sixpence is equally elegant in design and superb in strike -- as are SPM "Hobbit" and "LOTR" coins consistently. With this holed sixpence I like to think that my roots are even deeper in the Shire now, a place of peace and abundance. I feel privileged to display Shire Post Mint artwork so personally.
I just love these coins, true in spirit to the books that inspired them, and beautifully made. Add in fast service and cool packaging, and you will be glad you bought them!
The fine leaf details on these coins are lovely. I love having a little bit of silver among my hoard of copper, brass, and bits of iron. Although I love all 4 in this set, the Two Shilling’s reverse with its 4 trees’ roots entwined really catches my eye.