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Memento mori - remember that you have to die

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.

  • Copper coin is about 1/2 ounce, or 30 grams of bullion grade pure copper
  • 2.5 cm diameter
  • Stainless steel keyring included

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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 25 reviews
M. R.
Love !

Love this piece - so many compliments!

Michelle S.

Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Copper Keychain

Jim B.

I love the coin. Its exactly as the pictures show on the Web page.

I would definitely recommend it to friends.

eric e.
Super fantastic!

I really love your art and your approach to it. I can feel the authenticity, care and the craftsmanship. Super thoughtful and creative! Packaging is awesome! Thanks and I have referred you to a few people and I will be a repeat customer for sure!

Lauren S.
Amazing quality

The quality of the keychain is amazing. The packaging was also amazing and a treat to open. It was an experience getting this in the mail, one I loved. Will be buying from Shire Post Mint in the future.

Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Copper Keychain
Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Copper Keychain Sale price$27.00