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Hold a piece of MIDDLE-EARTH™. We hand-engrave designs and stamp them into solid metals to make our coins. Fully funded within 2 hours!
Hold a piece of MIDDLE-EARTH™. We hand-engrave designs and stamp them into solid metals to make our unique coins.
Hold a piece of MIDDLE-EARTH™. We hand-engrave designs and stamp them into solid metals to make our unique coins.
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Coins from Middle-earth made by Shire Post Mint
Coins from Middle-earth made by Shire Post Mint

 

Shire Post Mint is excited to release our newest set of five coins from Middle-earth. Each coin design is engraved by hand. The coins are made from solid metals and are stamped one at a time on antique machinery. 

The Lord of the Rings Set #2:

  • Rivendell™Moon - made in Imladris™during the rule of Elrond Halfelven™- nickel silver
  • Lake-town™ 2-Ducat - featuring the Master of Lake-town - nickel silver
  • The Shire™ Half-Crown - featuring a Chestnut tree - brass
  • Harad™ Iron Mûmak™ - featuring an Oliphaunt™- iron
  • Red Hand of Saruman™- made near Isengard™- copper

In addition to the new set, we are releasing a 100 limited edition coins, available only at the Make/100 level:

The limited edition of 100

  • Gondor Crown in Mithril - the coronation coin of Aragorn™- Mithril (anodized niobium)

Text on the coins will be primarily be in the language of Westron™ or Sindarin™ inscribed mainly in the Tengwar™ or Angerthas scripts. The coins come from the Third Age™ of Middle-earth (TA) and the first years of the Fourth Age.

 

Shire Post Mint is a small family owned and operated private mint located in Arkansas, USA. We specialize in creating in-world coins from fictional worlds using old techniques and antique machinery. Our engraving styles range from Medieval to Modern as we strive to do justice to the author's aesthetic. We are, perhaps, best known for our licensed coins from A Game of Thrones™ and The Lord of the Rings™. We have designed and produced over 50 unique coins of Middle-earth from The Shire to Mordor™ and we will continue to design and produce more. Our mission is not just to make beautiful collectibles but to produce high quality and durable artifacts from our favorite worlds that can live in your pocket for years. 

We produce our coins through in-depth research, hand engraving designs, stamping the coins on solid metals with antique coin making machinery. Certain coins are then "circulated" to give them a well-loved look and feel.  

 

 

Gondor Crown in Mithril - edition of 100

Gondor Crown in Mithril
Gondor Crown in Mithril

Made for Aragorn's coronation as King Elessar™ and his marriage to Arwen™during the first year of the Fourth Age. Aragorn is shown on the obverse riding a horse and holding a flag of Gondor. On the flag is the White Tree of Gondor. Surrounding Aragorn, inscribed in Tengwar: "Elessar, Arwen, Gondor". On the reverse are Isildur and Anarion standing below the seven stars of the House of Elendil and holding a shield featuring the White Tree of Gondor. They stand on Andúril™, Aragorn’s sword forged from the shards of Narsil™. Below it are the seven Palantíri™ and the words "King Star" and "Year One"

This special Mithril version of the coin was produced during the great peace of Aragorn's time as king. Mithril is the rarest and most valuable resource in Middle-earth especially after the mines of Khazad-dûm™ ceased production. In a display of great unity, Men, Elves, and Dwarves contributed Mithril from their private stores so that this unique coin could be produced.

The Gondor Crown in Mithril is struck in 18 grams of pure niobium and anodized blue. This coin has been made in a limited edition of 110, with only 100 available to the public.

Rivendell Moon 

Rivendell Moon
Rivendell Moon

This crescent moon shaped coin comes from Rivendell during the rule of Elrond.  It features lovely stylized trees, stars, and waterfalls on the obverse. On the reverse, the Sindarin text, inscribed in Tengwar reads "Elrond Halfelven, Lord of Rivendell and of the Last Homely House East of the Sea, 2941". TA 2941 is the year that Thorin Oakenshield™ and Company meet Elrond at Rivendell before continuing on to The Lonely Mountain.

The Rivendell Moon is struck in 6.3 grams solid nickel silver.

Lake-town 2-Ducat

Lake-town 2-Ducat
Lake-town 2-Ducat

This coin was struck some time before the near-destruction of Lake-town, also known as Esgaroth™, by the dragon Smaug™. The coin features a lovely scene of the canals, bridges, and wooden buildings of Lake-town with the denomination "2 Ducatu". On the reverse is a portrait of the Master of Lake-town in an arrogant pose surrounded by the words "Laketown Esgaroth". As Lake-town's main industry is based in trading between Men, Elves, and Dwarves, they put both names for their city on the coin so it can be easily understood by all. 

The Lake-town 2-Ducat is struck in 13.2 grams of solid nickel silver.

Shire Half-Crown

Shire Half-Crown
Shire Half-Crown

This valuable Half-Crown is one of the largest denominations of coins from The Shire. Equal to 196 Shire Pennies, it features a lovely golden Chestnut tree. The Tengwar text on the reverse describes the denomination and reads "Shire, Abode of the Hobbits." It was minted in Shire Year 1402 or TA 3002, the year that Bilbo Baggins™ settles in Rivendell at the age of 112.

The Shire Half-Crown is struck in 4.8 grams of solid brass.

Harad Iron Mûmak

Harad Iron Mûmak
Harad Iron Mûmak

Made by the Haradrim™in Far Harad™ during their alignment with the forces of Mordor. The Tengwar inscription reads "Palan Harad" meaning Far Harad. It features a battle ready Mûmak, called an Oliphaunt by Hobbits.

The Harad Iron Mûmak is struck in 5.9 grams of solid iron.

Red Hand of Saruman

Red Hand of Saruman
Red Hand of Saruman

Minted near Isengard by Dunlending™ followers of Saruman. On the obverse is the tower of Isengard and a bird: a crow-like Crebain. Around the tower are the words "Yzan Gaarda", referring to Isengard. On the reverse, around the hand of Saruman, are the words “Hand of the Old Man” in Dunlandish, transcribed in Angerthas.

The Red Hand of Saruman is struck in 2.7 grams of solid copper.

 All reward levels of $40 and above include free worldwide shipping and any unlocked stretch goal rewards.

One Rivendell Moon - $16

  • One Rivendell Moon - your choice of metals: copper, brass, or nickel silver
  • This level has free US shipping and reduced International shipping. No stretch goal extras will be included with this level, but you will have full access to add-ons. 

The Lord of the Rings Set - $40

  • The Lord of the Rings Set #2: The newest set of 5 coins from Middle-earth.

*SOLD OUT* Early Bird - Exclusive Gondor Penny - $40

  • Our Kickstarter Exclusive Gondor Penny in Mithril made in a limited edition of 125. These are the last remaining coins from our previous Kickstarter campaign. 
  • The Lord of the Rings Set #2: The newest set of 5 coins from Middle-earth.

Both Lord of the Rings Coin Sets - $80

  • The Lord of the Rings Set #1: A set of 5 coins from Middle-earth
  • The Lord of the Rings Set #2: The newest set of 5 coins from Middle-earth. 

*SOLD OUT* Make/100 Gondor Crown in Mithril - $115

  • Gondor Crown in Mithril made in a limited edition of 110, only 100 are available to the public.
  • The Lord of the Rings Set #2: The newest set of 5 coins from Middle-earth. 

 

UNLOCKED!
UNLOCKED!

 

At $20k - A Raven Penny of New Dale for every backer of $40 and above. 

Raven Penny of New Dale
Raven Penny of New Dale

Minted in year 4 of the Fourth Age, 84 years after the death of the dragon Smaug in the city of New Dale. It commemorates the intelligent raven chief Roäc™, son of Carc™, who spoke to Thorin Oakenshield and told him of Smaug's death. On the reverse is a scene of New Dale below the Lonely Mountain. Bard the Bowman™ rebuilt Dale after it was destroyed by Smaug's attack.

The Raven Penny of New Dale is struck in 3.5 grams of solid copper.

 

At $30k - One Rivendell Copper Moon for every backer of $40 and above. 

We will be using Backerkit to send out our surveys when the campaign ends and to offer add-ons. You can overpledge for your add-ons, but you don't have to. You will simply be charged through Backerkit (they securely charge with Stripe) and your add-ons will be included with your reward. All add-ons have free shipping! Here is the starting list of Middle-earth coin add-ons with more to come later:

  • Rivendell Moon - copper, nickel silver, or brass: $16
  • The Lord of the Rings Set #2 - the newest set from Middle-earth: $40
  • Rivendell Silver Moon Necklace - pure silver coin on a 30" necklace: $50
  • The Lord of the Rings Set #1 - five coins from Middle-earth: $40
  • The Hobbit™ Set #1 - four coins from The Shire™: $25
  • Silver Daler of New Dale™ - 1 oz of pure silver: $100
  • Elvish MithrilLeaf of Spring Necklace - Green Leaf from Hollin™: $50
  • Elvish Four Leaf Set - four Leaf coins from Hollin: $95

 

Preview of Add-ons with Backerkit
Preview of Add-ons with Backerkit

 

 

            

         These coins are officially licensed by Middle-earth Enterprises:

 

©2017 “The Hobbit”, "Middle-earth", "The Shire", “The Lord of the Rings”, and the characters, events, items and places therein are trademarks of the Saul Zaentz Company dba Middle-earth Enterprises (”SZC”) and are used, under license, by Maringer Studios LLC dba Shire Post Mint. All Rights Reserved.

Risks and challenges

Our designs are all done or nearly done. We have the materials to produce all of the coins. All of our production and packaging is done by us, so we have an unparalleled turnaround time and we are prepared for large shipping orders. Not much could impede our timely fulfillment of your reward!

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    One Rivendell Moon

    One Rivendell Moon featuring Tengwar text, stylized trees, stars, and waterfalls. Your choice of metal: Nickel Silver, Brass, or Copper.

    Free US shipping and reduced International shipping.

    This level will not receive unlocked stretch goal coins but will have full access to Add-ons.

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    The Lord of the Rings Set #2

    Our newest set of 5 coins.

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    Early Bird - Exclusive Gondor Penny

    Our newest set of 5 coins and our Kickstarter Exclusive Gondor Penny in Mithril. 6 coins in total.

    The Lord of the Rings Set #2 includes the Rivendell Moon, Lake-town 2-Ducat, Shire Half-Crown, Harad Iron Mumak, and the Red Hand of Saruman.

    The small Gondor Penny in Mithril is made from blue-anodized niobium. Only 125 of these were ever made. The bulk of the coins were distributed during our previous Kickstarter. These few are the only coins left!

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    Both Lord of the Rings Coin Sets

    A starter pack for a Middle-earth collector. 10 collectible coins in total.

    The Lord of the Rings Set #1, released in 2015, includes an Elvish Fall Leaf, Axe of Durin, Brumby Penny of ROHAN™, Eye of SAURON™, and a Raven Penny of Old DALE™.

    The Lord of the Rings Set #2: our new set featuring the Rivendell Moon, Lake-town 2-Ducat, Shire Half-Crown, Harad Iron Mumak, and the Red Hand of Saruman.

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    Make/100 Gondor Crown in Mithril

    Our newest set of 5 coins and our limited edition Gondor Crown in Mithril. 6 coins in total.

    Includes a Rivendell Moon, Lake-town 2-Ducat, Shire Half-Crown, Harad Iron Mumak, and a Red Hand of Saruman.

    The rare Gondor Crown in Mithril is made from blue-anodized niobium. Only 100 will ever be available for sale.

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