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From Shire Post Mint, these new brass coins are made to emulate gold coins. We'd like to raise enough money to do some sets in 22k gold
From Shire Post Mint, these new brass coins are made to emulate gold coins. We'd like to raise enough money to do some sets in 22k gold
From Shire Post Mint, these new brass coins are made to emulate gold coins. We'd like to raise enough money to do some sets in 22k gold
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Game of Thrones Westeros "Golden Dragon" coins

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Hi Folks,

I guess some of you know us, and some of you are new. Welcome! We are Shire Post Mint, the makers of fantasy coins for Fantasy worlds, such as our licensed coin lines from George R.R. Martin's "Game of Thrones" (A Song of Ice and Fire). We are also making limited edition coins for Patrick Rothfuss'  "Kingkiller Chronicles", and we have signed an agreement with the Bandersnatch Group to make in-world coins based on Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series, as well as many other coins..!

A lot of you may remember this guy...

The Iron Coin of the Faceless Man
The Iron Coin of the Faceless Man
Faceless Man in hard plastic sleeve with printed insert
Faceless Man in hard plastic sleeve with printed insert

We are currently rolling out the new Game of Thrones "Dragons of Westeros" brass Dragon coins! These are about the size and weight of the old $10 gold piece, about 1-1/16" diameter and weighing 14 grams in brass. The actual gold ones will be more like 16.9 grams of 22k gold such that they contain exactly 1/2 troy ounce. Both types will be officially released at WorldCon, down in San Antonio, Texas, at the end of August. 

Jaehaerys Targaryen, designed and engraved by Arion the Wanderer of An Tir:

Daemon Blackfyre, designed and engraved by Joe Paonessa: 

... and, of course, Joffrey Baratheon, designed and engraved by Joe Paonessa:

The dragon set, sleeved and in protective windowed envelope.
The dragon set, sleeved and in protective windowed envelope.
Dragon set in sleeve with insert, front side
Dragon set in sleeve with insert, front side
Dragon set in sleeve, reverse side with graphics
Dragon set in sleeve, reverse side with graphics
Dragon set, folded insert opened to scroll about the three kings
Dragon set, folded insert opened to scroll about the three kings
Dragon Set with Faceless Man
Dragon Set with Faceless Man

We all know that the Dragon coins in Game of Thrones are gold, but here in the real world, real gold is a just little expensive!

We have sets of three Dragons (Jaehearys Targaryen, Daemon Blackfyre, and Joffrey Baratheon), but they're all in brass, made to emulate the color of gold. What we would like to do is make them in real gold too, but the initial costs are a little bit up there, and that's where your pledges can make a difference! 

You know you want to see what the real thing would look like as well as we do... 

Oh, and for a special few, we also have a limited number of "Me and My Dragon" t-shirt as part of the rewards, so if you're curious, they look like this. The pen and ink drawing was done for me by artist James Yale, now retired. The little boy is my son Woody (now 32!) and the sword is one of my custom pieces, so this design is close to our hearts here!  

Risks and challenges

The initial cost for buying gold is high, to say the least, but once we have finished pieces in hand, we don't think finding buyers will be a problem. We have the master dies used for striking the brass. Specially hobbed dies for striking the real gold ones will have specific markings on each side, making them easy to tell apart from the brass if you know what to look for. The finished pieces will each contain 1/2 troy ounce of gold. We have been doing this for twelve years now, and we have the technical side of this process well in hand, we just need to invest in the proper materials, and we'll be golden... (pun intended).

Thanks for listening!

Tom

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    One of the new eighth pressing of the now-famous 'Iron coin of the Faceless Man' which will also release at WorldCon. Be one of the first to get this new edition... die #2, (including the "h" in "morghulis")... done in 'coin registration' (meaning that you flip it head over heels to view the reverse side... 'medal registration' would mean flipping side to side to view the reverse).

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    One Westeros brass Dragon coin of Daemon Blackfyre, and our Thanks and acknowledgement on a special page on our website: shirepost.com

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    One Westeros brass Dragon coin of Jaehaerys I Targaryen, (the "good king") and our Thanks and acknowledgement on a special page on our website: shirepost.com

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    ONE IRON FACELESS MAN, and ONE JOFFREY BRASS DRAGON. One of the new eighth pressing of the 'Iron coin of the Faceless Man' AND one of the Westeros brass Dragon coin of Joffrey Baratheon, and our Thanks and acknowledgement on a special page on our website: shirepost.com

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    ONE IRON FACELESS MAN, and ONE JAEHAERYS BRASS DRAGON. One of the new eighth pressing of the 'Iron coin of the Faceless Man' AND one of the Westeros brass Dragon coin of Jaehaerys I Targaryen, and, as ever, our Thanks and acknowledgement on a special page on our website: shirepost.com

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    ONE IRON FACELESS MAN, and ONE DAEMON BLACKFYRE BRASS DRAGON. One of the new eighth pressing of the 'Iron coin of the Faceless Man' AND one of the Westeros brass Dragon coin of Daemon Blackfyre, plus our Thanks and acknowledgement on a special page on our website: shirepost.com

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    Full set of three different Westeros brass Dragon coins, one Daemon Blackfyre, one Jaehaerys Targaryen, and one Joffrey Baratheon, packaged together in a 5x7 hard plastic display sleeve with printed folded insert. Plus of course our thanks and acknowledgement on a special page on our website: shirepost.com

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    SET OF THREE DRAGONS, PLUS ONE FACELESS MAN.... Full set of three different Westeros brass Dragon coins, one Daemon Blackfyre, one Jaehaerys Targaryen, and one Joffrey Baratheon, packaged together in a 5x7 hard plastic display sleeve with printed folded insert. PLUS. One Iron coin of the Faceless Man, 8th pressing, as descibed above. And of course our thanks and acknowledgement on a special page on our website: shirepost.com

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    Two full sets of three Westeros brass Dragon coins, one to keep and one to give away. Each set contains: one Daemon Blackfyre, one Jaehaerys Targaryen, and one Joffrey Baratheon, Plus, one "Me and My Dragon" T-shirt!!!
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    One full set of three Westeros brass Dragon coins, PLUS: ONE Joffrey Baratheon real-gold Dragon coin, struck in real 22k gold on specially prepared dies with special markings, each coin containing 1/2 troy ounce of fine gold. PLUS the ME AND MY DRAGON T-shirt (size of your choice) PLUS the 8th pressing Iron Coin of the Faceless Man. And finally, as ever, our deepest thanks and acknowledgement on a special page on our website: shirepost.com

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    One full set of three Westeros brass Dragon coins, one Daemon Blackfyre, one Jaehaerys Targaryen, and one Joffrey Baratheon. PLUS one full set of the same three Westeros "Gold" Dragon coins, struck in real 22k gold with special markings, each coin containing 1/2 troy ounce of fine gold. PLUS the ME AND MY DRAGON T-shirt (size of your choice) PLUS the 8th pressing Iron Coin of the Faceless Man. And finally, as ever, our deepest thanks and acknowledgement on a special page on our website: shirepost.com

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