Memento Mori Iron Coin - Memento Vivere Reminder Token



There is a long history of Memento Mori reminders, including coins. We have added our own spin on the concept and included a new reverse side, “Memento Vivere” which translates to “remember that you have to live.” We believe there is a beautiful balance between accepting mortality and embracing life.

Memento mori (Latin: "Remember that you have to die.") is the medieval Latin Christian theory and practice of reflection on mortality. Especially as a means of considering the vanity of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits.

Memento vivere (Latin: "Remember you have to live.") Know that your time is short in the grand scheme of things. So have fun while you are here.

  • Solid Iron coin
  • 1" (2.5 cm) diameter
  • 1/2 ounce, or 15 grams of solid 99.9% iron
  • blackened and waxed to prevent rusting so it can be carried daily

Coin design by Michael Shantz, engraved by Woody Maringer. Learn more about our artists.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
A Coin To Remember Them By

A coin to remember them by, a coin on the altar, a coin of such craftsmanship, a coin that will never falter.

Simon K.
Unique little reminder to value each day

Beautiful little coin. I carry it with me most days and enjoy having it as a reminder, as well as something to fiddle with when bored or anxious about something.

Remember To Live

Great customer service!
Momento Mori coin was in great condition and packaged with great care.

The perfect gift

I have several Memento Mori coins in various metals. I carry a silver one with me every day, and I gift copper and bronze coins to folks who I think will benefit from them. I didn’t have an iron version and wanted to take a look…it’s just as beautiful as the other metals, and, like them, the material adds to the overall appeal. I love that the coins are all the same design but look so different, depending on the metal. The iron shows a lot of detail, and the black coating is cool, too!

I love seeing how different the patinas are on each! Thanks so much for your support!

Excellent product!

Very happy with the quality! also the little details in the packaging were fun. I will definitely buy other coins!

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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