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Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Reminder Mokume-gane Coin

Sale price$50.00

Mokume-gane 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.

  • Mokume-gane (木目金) coin
  • 1" (2.5 cm) diameter 
  • 3.4mm thick
  • .035lbs / 15.1 grams

Mokume-gane is a Japanese metalworking procedure which produces a mixed-metal laminate with distinctive layered patterns, as well as that laminate itself. Mokume-gane translates closely to "wood grain metal" or "wood eye metal" and describes the way metal takes on the appearance of natural wood grain

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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Alex S.
Exactly what I wanted

Looks amazzzing; def will be buying from Shire Mint again.

Jean-Francois C.

Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Reminder Mokume-gane Coin


Kinda disappointed, I've never owned a Mokume-gane coin before but it does not really look like the pictures. It's thinner then the other momento mori coins and weighs less. I love the other momento mori coins from shirepost mint but this coin didn't appear to be worth 50$ USD

Part of my EDC

I have bought four of these, and I wouldn’t be surprised if I end up buying more. I love the art, the variety, and most importantly the message.

Beautiful Coin

Great quality. Amazing detail.

Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Reminder Mokume-gane Coin | Shire Post Mint Gifts
Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Reminder Mokume-gane Coin Sale price$50.00