Details about Lord Rings Coins Shire Post Hobbit LOTR mint Set 12 Rohan Bilbo BagginsLord Rings Coins Shire Post Hobbit LOTR mint Set 12 Rohan Bilbo Baggins See original listing
13 Aug, 2012 00:35:52 BST
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In total, a set of 12 beautiful coins from Middle-earth. Sadly, The Shire Post is no longer making coins - so these are rather collectible.
Really sharp set of 4 commemorative Shire Pennies made by the same ancient methods the Hobbits would have used to make coins, by the Shire Post (run by an SCA artisan in Arkansas), to tie in with the movies based on Professor J.R.R. Tolkien's master work The Lord of the Rings.
Each Penny comes from a different Shire year, 1404 through 1407, and honors a different tree that was important to the Hobbits - the Oak, the Willow, the Elm, and the Pine. The tree is featured on the front, along with elvish script that describes the coin as One Penny from the land of the Kuduk (the Elvish for Hobbits). The other side is a stylized rendering of the Four Farthings of the Shire. These are bright fresh new mint shiny bronze.
You also get a complete 4 coin set of 1404 through 1407 Haypennies. Each features a twig from the appropriate tree for each year - the Oak, the Willow, the Elm, and the Pine. The Haypennies are smaller than the Pennies, delicately and precisely engraved, and in burnished reddish mint copper. The back of each Haypenny is a stylized tribute to all four Trees of the Cycle, and the Four Quarters of the Shire.
There is a classic Shire Post coin - a 1402 Haypenny in copper with the original stylized Tree and the Four Farthings on the obverse - a delicate, well-engraved coin from the very beginnings of Shire Post coinage.
There is also a mint copper Three Pence. The Three Pence is a unique octogonal coin, featuring a number 3 on the face, and a fruited plum tree on the obverse. The plums are clearly articulated in the engraving. This is one of the classice Shire Post issues from early days. The copper Three Pence is very sharp, with deep crisp engraving.
I will also include a mint copper Foal of Rohan. This is a very rare Shire Post coin in mint copper. It was a classic in circulated copper, but only a small handfull was ever made in shiny mint copper - and I think I got most of them. Now you can win one - a coin of the heroic Rohirrim - after all, even a Horselord needs spending cash!
Lastly is a 1403 mint Shire Penny, from prior to the reformatting of the 1404 - 1407 editions of the Cycle of the Trees. A really sharply engraved Pine Tree cycle penny, beautifully mint.
This is a great set of coins to own for conversation pieces, to take gaming or to SCA events or to the Renaissance Festival of your choice. I have many other types of coins all the way up to sterling silver beauties from the Dwarves and Elves, so don't be shy - email me for pics of you like. Meanwhile, scarf these up and spend money like a Hobbit!
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