EN | Three solid iron coins from the Shire, struck during a time of great turmoil. The design, metal, and denomination have all changed compared to the versions before Shire Year 1419. The lovely tree that normally graces coins of the Shire has been replaced by a large "S". The Shire Silver Shilling has been replaced by the iron 10p, the Shire Penny for the iron 1p, and the Shire Farthing for the tiny iron 1/4p. The coins are struck in scrap iron. It is unclear if the "S" on each coin stands for Shire, Sackville-Baggins, or Sharkey. The coins in this set from the world of J. R. R. Tolkien are struck from solid iron, blackened, and waxed. They measure 1 to 2.5 cm in diameter. The concept and design was inspired by occupational iron coins minted during World War II. Coin artwork by Tom Maringer, engraving by Woody Maringer. The set contains coins treated to look as if they have been handled within their world. This process is done by hand, and it is both an art and a science. Coloring and patinas will vary. No two sets are exactly the same! Coins are struck one at a time in the USA using antique machinery and traditional coining techniques. A colorful description is included with history, translations, and facts about the coins. Made in USA.
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NL | Set van drie unieke muntjes gebaseerd op The Hobbit. De set omvat: • Shire Iron 1/4p • Shire Iron 1p • Shire Iron 10p
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