The Hobbit™ Set #5 - The Shire Four Pennies


THE SHIRE™ Pennies

  • Each coin is 2.8 grams of solid copper

  • .83 in (2.1 cm) diameter

Four Pennies in pure copper from The Shire. 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. The most common coin found in the pocket of a fairly well-to-do Hobbit, it features a tree and the words “One Penny of the Shire, Abode of the Hobbits.” On the reverse, the four directions and quarters of The Shire and “Shire Year,” the date, and “Michel Delving,” the de facto capital of The Shire. Coin text is inscribed in Tengwar.



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 11 reviews
Durgan D.M.

The Hobbit™ Set #5 - The Shire Four Pennies

Forrest Y.
little jewels of middle earth

absolutely love them

Ben M.
Perfect product

Longtime buyer — These coins are perfect, included as part of a project for my kids; they added an unrivaled degree of authenticity. Will definitely purchase from Shire Post Mint again.

Alan G.

Very fun, thank you!

J. B.

These are such incredible little pieces of work, and the presentation/packaging goes above and beyond. I love how each one in the set I got has a slightly different patina.

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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