Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Reminder 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.
The product is treated to look as if it has been handled and circulated. This process is done by hand, and it is both an art and a science, coloring and patinas will vary. No two are exactly the same! Coins are struck one at a time in the USA using antique machinery and traditional coining techniques.
Note—Each order comes packed with a handwritten envelope straight from Shire Post Mint. We will make this out to whomever is on the SHIPPING ADDRESS. If you are giving this as a gift and would like a different name on the envelope, please include the recipient's name in the Special Instructions field as you complete your order.
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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.
Great quality. Amazing detail.
A beauty and a treasure, well worth it in in my eyes
The pattern of the mokume-gane amps up the funkiness of the Memento Mori / Memento Vivere coin. Definitely a buy. I wishe they would revisit their other mokume-gane products and make new ones soon.