The Hobbit™ Set #3 - The Shire Four Farthings


THE SHIRE™ Farthings

  • Each coin is .5 grams of solid copper

  • .4 in (1 cm) diameter

Four tiny Farthings from The Shire. These are the smallest coins a Hobbit would have. Each denomination of Shire coinage has 4 variations featuring different trees. This four tree group contains all four possible trees: pine, elm, willow, and oak. Worth just one quarter of one penny, each Farthing features a Tengwar symbol of its associated cardinal direction, a tree, “Shire Year,” and the date.

Designed and engraved by Greg Franck-Weiby. Learn more about our artists.

“The Hobbit”, “Middle-earth”, “The Shire”, “The Lord of the Rings”, and the characters, events, items and places therein are trademarks of Middle-earth Enterprises, LLC used under license by Maringer Studios LLC dba Shire Post Mint. All Rights Reserved.

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Ben M.
Amazing product

I feel fortunate to be alive during a time when we have access to such remarkable artisanship as can be found in Shire Post Mint’s coinage. The very highest quality and attention to detail. One can feel that a love of the art goes into the creation of each of these coins, which themselves supply a sense of reaching back into a world where everything that one used had been lovingly created after a similar fashion. Would definitely purchase again.

T S.

Many, many years ago I purchased a set of four SR 1401 Farthings, made of both worn brass and copper. My more recently purchased SR 1404 Farthings are all copper based and splendidly shiny as though freshly minted in Hobbiton. For such petite diminutive coins, they remain intricately detailed. These are a fantastically affordable entry level coin for every collector. Worth every penny!

Tiny Elegance

These may be the smallest coins of the Shire, but they are elegant in their simple splendor, nonetheless. Each coin has a different tree, and they are so beautifully detailed that I can almost hear the wind sighing through their boughs. I can't say enough about the exquisite packaging of these coins. Even my name, in a sort of Middle Earth calligraphy on the detailed specialty envelope complete with a Gondorian seal, makes me long for an extended vacation in Middle Earth. Beam me up, Gandalf!!!!!

Richard O.
Great little coins!

Bought these for my son and he loves them! Intricate details on these tiny little coins. Hobbit sized coins for hobbit sized hands!

Vickie W.
Surprising product

These were a magical surprise for me. The farthings are a wonderful product, well made, and will be a great present. Great workmanship and received it in a timely manner.

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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