Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Reminder Coin


Solid Copper 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 Copper coin
  • 1" (2.5 cm) diameter 
  • 1/2 ounce, or 15 grams 

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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 245 reviews
A wonderful gift.

Gave this as a birthday gift. Liked very much. This and the other minted coins are great for the person that has everything.

Renee B.
Perfect 7th anniversary gift!

The traditional gift for the seventh wedding anniversary is coppper so this was perfect, especially since we were married on Halloween. We bought a matching set of coins to keep with us wherever we go. They are much heavier than I expected and are packaged beautifully. Thank you!

That's so cool! Thank you for sharing. Happy anniversary!

Jackson H.
Excellent coins

I saw the shop on Tik Tok and was interested in buy some, upon receiving them, they’re even better than I could have hoped!

So cool! I'm glad you found us!

Nicholas B.
Great product

This product was exactly what I was expecting and arrived very quickly. Solid product for the price I have other similar items of lesser quality but they do great work here. I will be puechasing other coins from only here

Thanks for the review! Very glad that our attention to detail paid off

Michael F.
Really Unique Piece

As soon as I saw this, it caught my eye. Craftsmanship is wonderful.

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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