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About

The coin makers of Shire Post Mint bring you solid metal coins from the thousands of years of history before the Targaryen dynasty in Westeros. With this new series of coins, we are also releasing Coin Maps of Westeros with multiple options, including an extremely limited edition of 50 wood and glowing resin maps signed by the legendary author George R. R. Martin himself.

Coins arranged in a historical timeline of oldest to most recent
Coins arranged in a historical timeline of oldest to most recent

Learn about the history of Westeros through this unique coin collection

Coins available as singles and in Coin Maps with 4 options
Coins available as singles and in Coin Maps with 4 options
Prototyping the wood and glowing resin Coin Map
Prototyping the wood and glowing resin Coin Map

 PRESS: please contact: sales@shirepost.com, click here for images and press release 

We are Shire Post Mint. We are a family-run business based in the Ozarks of Arkansas, USA founded in 2003. We make all of our coins in our workshop. We specialize in creating officially licensed solid metal coins from literary series like  A Game of Thrones™, The Lord of the Rings™, Mistborn Coins™, The Wheel of Time™, The Kingkiller Chronicle™, The Demon Cycle™, Conan® the Barbarian, and John Carter of Mars™. 

We have been working with George R.R. Martin since 2003 to create authentic coins from Westeros and Essos. To date, we have crafted over 40 unique coins from A Song of Ice and Fire. You can find these previously released designs as Add-ons, in certain reward tiers, or on our website.   

The Maringer Family: Woody (engraver, Mintmaster, spin coin engineer), Peggy (keeps the business running, bookkeeping, artist), Tom (founder, Mintmaster, musician), Helen (CEO, photographer, amateur publisher). Not pictured: Chris Kelsey (minting, shipping, packaging... all the things!)
The Maringer Family: Woody (engraver, Mintmaster, spin coin engineer), Peggy (keeps the business running, bookkeeping, artist), Tom (founder, Mintmaster, musician), Helen (CEO, photographer, amateur publisher). Not pictured: Chris Kelsey (minting, shipping, packaging... all the things!)
Coins arranged in a historical timeline of oldest to most recent
Coins arranged in a historical timeline of oldest to most recent

These coins will be made in solid metals like bronze, copper, iron, nickel, and brass. The designs are hand-engraved in steel and stamped using antique machinery. 

Prototypes finished
Prototypes finished

Coin of the First Men

  • solid bronze
  • rune meaning "wealth"
  • one-sided design
  • .25" (.6 cm) diameter

This tiny coin was found in one of the less inhabited Stepstones. Maesters presume that the coin was dropped during the First Men’s journey over what was once the land bridge between Essos and Westeros. The First Men were known to have cattle and bronze weapons during their journey into Westeros. The First Men spent thousands of years populating Westeros and creating hundreds of kingdoms across the land. The other side of this coin may have had a design at one point but it seems to have worn away with time.

Coin of the First Men concept art by Maggie Ivy. Coin design inspired by the earliest known coins and features modified Anglo-Saxon rune known to mean "wealth".

Kings of Salt and Rock

  • solid iron
  • dual portrait of Salt King and Rock King with kraken
  •  stylized Iron Island and kraken border
  • .9" (2.3 cm) diameter

The oldest surviving records at the Citadel reveal that each of the Iron Islands was once a separate kingdom, ruled by not one but two kings, a rock king and a salt king. The rock king ruled the island itself. The salt king commanded at sea. 

Kings of Salt and Rock concept art by Ellen Barkin.

Artys Arryn Star

  • solid nickel silver
  • Artys Arryn wearing falcon wing warhelm and text text “Mountain. Vale. Artys Arryn” 
  • inverted Seven-Pointed Star surrounded by seven phases of the moon
  • .8" (2 cm) diameter

Prior to his coronation as the first King of Mountain and Vale, Ser Artys Arryn, called the Falcon Knight, was an Andal knight who defeated the First Men of the Vale in the Battle of the Seven Stars. On his shield he bore the moon-and-falcon and a pair of falcon’s wings decorated his silver warhelm, earning him the nickname of the Falcon Knight. He later built the Gates of the Moon. The Andals were devout to the Faith of the Seven and spread the religion throughout the Seven Kingdoms.

Artys Arryn Silver Star concept art by Maggie Ivy.

Garth VII Gardener Goldenhand

  • solid brass
  • hand holding acorn and oak leaves
  • stylized oak tree
  • .7" (1.8 cm) diameter

Garth VII Gardener, also known as Garth Goldenhand, was a King of the Reach. He is considered the greatest Gardener King in the history of the Reach, for his deeds both in war and in peace. He became king at twelve and had reigned for eighty-one years when he died. This period became known as the Golden Reign, and was when the Reach truly flowered. The oak leaves and tree represent the Oakenseat, the he ancestral throne of the Gardener kings.

Garth VII Gardener Goldenhand concept art by Ellen Barkin.

Durran Durrandon Storm Penny

  • solid copper
  • Durran Durrandon and text "Durran" 
  • tower of Storm's End and two crowned stags
  • .8" (2 cm) diameter

A small weathered coin found on Storm’s End. It simply reads “Durran”, it is unclear which of the Storm Kings named Durran Durrandon had this coin minted in his own honor. Some theorize it was make during the reign of the legendary Durran Godsgrief who built Storm's End, though no one can be sure. This heavily worn coin features two crowned stags of the Durrandon sigil and a tower of Storm’s End. Under the portrait of a bearded man is simply the word “Durran”. 

Durran Durrandon Coin concept art by Ellen Barkin. 

Engraving in Progress
Engraving in Progress

Loreon I Lannister Gold Lion 

  • solid brass
  • Loreon Lannister and text "Lannister" 
  • lion, prey, and text "Hear Me Roar" 
  • 1" (2.5 cm) diameter

 A hefty golden coin that features Loreon Lannister donning a lion head helmet and the word “Lannister”. A lion attacking its prey is shown above the Lannister house words “Hear Me Roar”. 

The thick coin was minted by the first known Lannister King, Loreon I Lannister. He was nicknamed “Loreon the Lion” and “Loreon the Golden”.  He married a daughter of House Reyne of Castamere, making them his vassals. A fierce leader, Loreon defeated the last Hooded King of the Age of Heroes and fed the body to his lions. This coin would have been made in abundance at the time since the stone of Casterly Rock was rich with gold ore. 

Loreon Lannister Gold Lion concept art by Ellen Barkin. 

Theon Stark Coin of Winterfell

  • solid copper
  • Winterfell castle and text “Stark. Winter is Coming”  
  • Theon Stark and his initials, "T.S." 
  • 1" (2.5 cm) diameter

King Theon Stark fiercely defended the north during the Andal invasion when all other kingdoms of Westeros had lost in battle. He was known as the Hungry Wolf from his gaunt appearance and the constant state of war during his reign. A statue of Theon can be found in the crypts of Winterfell.

Theon Stark Coin concept art by Ellen Barkin.

Princess Nymeria of Dorne Coin

  • solid brass
  • Susnpear sigil of House Nymeros Martell
  • Princess Nymeria with dolphin, scaled armor, turtle-shell shield, and a spear
  • 1.15" (2.9 cm) diameter

Princess Nymeria was a Rhoynish leader who escaped Essos with many women and children when the Valyrians conquered the Rhoyne with their dragons. After years of travel, the group eventually settled in Dorne. Nymeria wed Mors Martell around 700 BC, leading to the creation of the Sunspear sigil of house Nymeros Martell that represents their union. Together, they conquered Dorne. The Sunspear castle was built after their victory. She fiercely commanded armies and ruled for years, even after the death of her first husband. 

Princess Nymeria coin concept art by Maggie Ivy.

Night’s Watch Token

  • solid copper
  • stylized crow and text "Brother. Night's Watch" 
  • sword for rangers, hammer for bulders, spade for stewards, design element to represent the Wall 
  • 1.25" (3.2 cm) diameter

Only a small number of these tokens were ever minted. They were given to the most senior brothers of the Night’s Watch and would be passed down to younger brothers for acts of courage, honor, or commitment to the order of the Night’s Watch. The small number of tokens were lost over time and the tradition faded away. From a time long past when taking the black was a great honor, steeped in valor. These non-monetary tokens were minted at Winterfell and sent to the Wall to help bolster morale and a sense of brotherhood.  Not many of these coins have survived and customs surrounding them is not clearly known.  

Night's Watch Token concept art by Maggie Ivy.

Harrenhal the Blackened 

  • solid copper
  • Harren Hoare 
  • stylized Harrenhal fortress
  • .8" (2 cm) diameter

This intricate coin was minted to celebrate the completion of the incredible fortress, Harrenhal. The largest castle in the Seven Kingdoms, it took 40 years to construct. Harren Hoare, King of the Isles and the Rivers, believed that the fortress could withstand any attack. Aegon I Targaryen began his Conquest of Westeros and the fortress fell shortly after under Balerion’s fire. It would later be known as the Burning of Harrenhal. This coin was found, blackened, in one of the deepest chambers after the Burning.

Harrenhal the Blackened concept art by Ellen Barkin.

Aegon I Targaryen Golden Dragon

  • solid brass
  • three-headed dragon sigil and text "Fire and Blood" and "Aegon Targaryen" 
  • Iron Throne with crown and text "Lord of the Seven Kingdoms" 
  • 1.15" (2.9 cm) diameter

The first Golden Dragon of the Targaryen Dynasty. Aegon's Conquest would reshape Westeros entirely. Dates of Westerosi history are categorized as "Before Conquest" and "After Conquest". Aegon together with his sister wives, Visenya and Rhaenys, subdued six of the seven Kingdoms during a two year campaign, resisted only by Dorne. Their dragons, Balerion, Vhagar and Meraxes make up the newly formed three-headed dragon sigil of House Targaryen. This coin was minted shortly after the construction of the Iron Throne. The Iron Throne was made from a thousand swords surrendered by Aegon's enemies and was assisted by Balerion's fire.

Aegon I Targaryen Gold Dragon concept art by Maggie Ivy.

Creating a prototype of the wood and resin Coin Map
Creating a prototype of the wood and resin Coin Map
Woody engraving the Martell Half-Dragon a few years ago
Woody engraving the Martell Half-Dragon a few years ago

We make our coins using antique machines and traditional coin making techniques. The designs are hand-engraved in steel, mounted into antique coin presses, and stamped one at a time into solid metals like copper and brass. Our coins are aged to look and feel like they've come straight from the pockets of your favorite characters. Because our coins are never cast or plated, they will not be damaged by heavy handling. In fact, our coins look the best when they have been handled for a while! Read more about our process. 

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During the campaign the Stretch Goal Track will fill up with Goal Tokens unlocked by backers. Along with campaign funding, backers can unlock goal tokens in new ways including posting photos of your favorite coin to social media or showing off your ASOIAF fan art and costumes. Every 3 tokens unlocks a stretch goal!  

Help us reach our stretch goals by sharing the campaign and posting photos of your ASOIAF collection!

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To purchase add-ons, you may boost your pledge at any time or simply purchase through our pledge manager when you fill out your post-campaign survey. Either way, you will select your desired add-ons through our pledge manager after the campaign ends.

Single Coins:

  •  Thick Iron Coin of the Faceless Man - $20 
  •  First Men Bronze Coin - $5
  •  Artys Arryn Star - $10
  •  Garth VII Goldenhand - $10
  •  Durran Durrandon - $10
  •  Harrenhal the Black - $10
  •  Kings of Salt and Rock Iron Coin - $12
  •  Loreon Lannister Golden Lion - $12
  •  Theon Stark Coin of Winterfell - $12
  •  Princess Nymeria of Dorne Coin - $14
  •  Aegon Targaryen Golden Dragon - $14 
  •  Night's Watch Copper Token - $20

Maps:

  •  5x7 printed map with acrylic and 6 coins - $50
  •  8x10 printed map with acrylic and 11 coins - $75
  •  11x14 map burned in wood with acrylic and 11+ coins - $200

Bulk Coins:

  •  Pre-Conquest Coins - $55 for all 11 coins in this release
  •  Small Grab Bag - $25 for 5 mystery coins in cloth bag with lion wax seal
  •  Large Grab Bag - $40 for 10 mystery coins in cloth bag with lion wax seal
  •  Master of Coin bag - $200 - All previously released ASOIAF coins (no silver) Save $94
  •  Lord of Westeros Bag - $350 - All previously released ASOIAF coins (includes silver) Save $194

Kickstarter Exclusives

  •  Torrhen Stark Golden Coin - $12
  •  Garth Gardener Copper Star - $14
  • Aegon I Targaryen Copper Star - $14

Our entire A Song of Ice and Fire collection:

Various Shire Post Mint collections:

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"Ever hear of Aragorn or Tyrion whipping out their Discover cards? No. Coinage is how you get things DONE in fantasy worlds." - Will Greenwald,  

Review of our Mistborn Coins from the 2017 Kickstarter:

We will ship all orders through the USPS with tracking.  

U.S.A. Backers: Rewards at Maester level and below will ship with USPS First Class with tracking. Rewards at the Grand Maester level and above will ship with USPS Priority with tracking. 

International backers (outside of the U.S.A.): All rewards will ship with USPS First Class with tracking. Depending on your country, you may be required to pay customs fees to receive your coins. We will not devalue or mark your reward as a gift in order to bypass customs. That could shut our shop down and no one wants that!

Special thanks to George R. R. Martin, Dylan Craig, Corey Johnson, The Order of the Greenhand, Brett Clark, Raya Golden, Jennifer C., Elio M. García Jr., and Linda Antonsson

And to all of our fans in the past, present, and future. Without you, we would not exist. You have made every coin possible. 

Risks and challenges

We have fulfilled 6 successful Kickstarters in the past. We have been making and shipping coins for 15 years so we are confident in our coin making timeline. We will be creating the coin maps in our workshop so we will have more control and give accurate updates on timing and any challenges that arise. Coin maps are a new venture for us, but prototypes have been very successful.

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    Deluxe wood map with glow in the dark blue resin replacing the water. Base set of Pre-Conquest Coins and Kickstarter Exclusive Expansion Pack will be embedded into the map. A second complete set of coins will be included so that you can handle the coins.

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