Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Reminder Coin in solid 999 silver by Shire Post Mint
Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Reminder Coin in solid 999 silver by Shire Post Mint
Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Reminder Coin in solid 999 silver by Shire Post Mint
Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Reminder Coin in 999 silver by Shire Post Mint - edge stamp
Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Reminder Coin in solid copper and black iron by Shire Post Mint

Memento Mori Silver Coin - Memento Vivere Reminder Token

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 Silver coin
  • 1/2 Troy ounce or 16 grams of bullion grade pure.
  • 1" (2.5 cm) diameter
  • It is stamped on the bottom edge with (999 FS) meaning (99.9% Fine Silver)
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Also available in copper and iron:

Memento Mori / Memento Vivere Reminder Coin Memento Mori Iron Coin - Memento Vivere Reminder Token

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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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews

Memento Mori Silver Coin - Memento Vivere Reminder Token


The moon is mysterious and beautiful thing to see. This medallion is really delightful to see and hold. I think silver is the perfect medium for this casting. A little luxury to look at. Outstanding job, it makes me super happy!

Cool stuff

Got it for my wife for Valentine's day. Holds its value better than flowers. She loved it!

A coin for the (end of) ages.

8 sides for Saturn, the slow elder Governor of the great cycles of life, and in this case the greatest cycle, that concluded by Death itself. But Saturn’s dark clouds always portend the possibility of rebirth as they imply that which they obscure: the Sun that lies beyond, the everlasting life and light that we yearn for. With this coin as well, born of silver, of the Moon realms, a vision of vast, reflective pools in which we ourselves envision all that we might lose to the inevitable tide of Death, both at the end of our bodily life, and within each day, with every small death that accompanies the consistent and indifferent impermanence of this world. But, Lo! We find that this coin, as a constant reminder and companion, serves to turn these inevitabilities into inspiration! We find ourselves gaining ground, in spite of that which we face. We find solace and comfort that our lives are bookended and brief, and so we seize the day and worry not for the ‘morrow!

A real piece of treasure

The coin I ordered was simply something extraordinary. Not only is it pleasing to hold it in your hand and look at, it really feels like your personal piece of treasure! I'll make sure to keep an eye on these great designs in case I need a memorable gift for someone important.
Not to mention, the packaging was personalized as well... Wax-sealed letter with my name on it, I was amazed how it wasn't "just a parcel" but an experience that was delivered.

Thank you!