The Hobbit™ Set #7 - The Shire Four Silver Sixpences


THE SHIRE™ Silver Sixpences

  • Each coin is 2.4 grams (1/4 troy ounce) of solid .900 silver

  • .8 in (2 cm) diameter

Four Sixpences from The Shire struck in 1/14 troy ounce of .90 pure silver. 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. 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 7 reviews
Steven K.

The Hobbit™ Set #7 - The Shire Four Silver Sixpences

Zdenek K.

Professionally minted coins, very nice and fully integrated in a Tolkien’s world

Richard C.
Just right.

Beautiful pieces, much enjoyed

Rebecca S.
What LOTR fans can't live without Shire coins?!

Fun gift for a friend. Love the detail. We love all the different trees!

Luke E.
A little disappointed

I ordered the Pony purse which was supposed to include a mix of silver coins but I ended up getting just 2 of the 5 coins advertised. I received no shillings or two-shillings and no white hand of Saruman. Instead I received 17 sixpences and 3 ravens of old dale (same size coins). One of the six-pences was badly struck or miss struck. The coins are very thin too. They don't have much weight to them at all. Some of the copper and brass coins are better but overall I am disappointed.

That being said the designs and engravings are obviously great. The art and design work is top notch. I just wish they were a little more generous with the metal at least in the copper coins and the selection of coins in the purse seems lazy. I feel like whoever was putting it together just threw in 20 of the nearest smallest silver coins on hand. I'm not even sure it adds up to 12 shillings.

Assuming the ravens are equivalent to 6pence (they're struck from the same size silver coin blanks) that's 20 silver coins = 10 shillings. Plus the copper and brass coins (2x3p + 2x2p + 8x1p + 4x1/2p = 20p) equals 11 shillings and 8pence. The card that comes with the set says it "equals 12 shillings, plus a little extra for a night's stay and a meal or two." What gives?

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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