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Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Reminder Brass Coin

Sale price$17.00

Solid Brass Coin

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 Brass coin
  • 1" (2.5 cm) diameter 
  • 3.4mm thick
  • .035lbs / 16 gram

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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Thomas Y.
Silver memento mori

Great coin, gift, reminder piece. May order more. I like the brass best.

Jerry B.
Great Conversation Piece

Excellent heavy coin.
It would be interesting if you offered a service to engrave the edge similar to the Presidential Coin Series. Date of purchase and the initials of the buyer or name of a loved one for example


Excellent feeling in the hand, great weight and quality, and a super satisfying ring when flipped

Daniel T.
Love the coin. Love the service even more.

Coin does what is intended and helps to keep me focused on the important things in life. They shine up pretty easily.

Had some issues involving shipping and it got resolved quickly. I really appreciate the personalize service you get from purchasing from a small business.

Plan to get more.

Joseph R.
Great coin

Was looking for a cool unique coin. Found this. It’s awesome and pretty cheap

Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Reminder Brass Coin | Shire Post Mint Gifts
Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Reminder Brass Coin Sale price$17.00