Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Reminder Niobium Coin, Purple and Gold


Niobium 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.

  • Niobium coin
  • 1" (2.5 cm) diameter 
  • 3.4mm thick
  • .036lbs / 16.3 grams

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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Erin G.
Still waiting

I have not received my coin yet.. can you tell me where it is?

Robert S.
Great work!

It was purchased for my brother-from-another-mother who lost his original one, and he said he liked this one even more! Thank you!

I'm glad he liked it!

Jason F.
Cool, Unique Coin

I love the color patterns of the niobium purple finish. The coin has a nice heft and the octagonal shape makes it stand out. It's almost the perfect size and weight for rolling over the knuckles.

elisa S.
Amazing items

Love the packaging and love the items arrived fast and safe. Definitely will recommend to my friends.

travis r.

Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Reminder Niobium Coin, Purple and Gold

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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