Shire Post Mint is doing something pretty incredible: making authentic, real-life coins from beloved fictional worlds.


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The family-run company has spent almost two decades hand-making coins and jewelry on vintage coin presses, using tools and techniques that are more than 100 years old

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Many of Shire Post’s creations are based on popular fantasy franchises and books, including Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire

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The artists at Shire Post consult closely with the authors or their estates to ensure that the coins are accurate to the setting and the creative vision

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In addition to creating familiar works, Shire Post’s involvement allows them to explore parts of each world that might not be portrayed in the books

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For example, their most recent creation is line of coins for pre-Conquest Westeros, allowing them to depict aspects of George R. R. Martin’s world prior to the events in A Game of Thrones

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How Shire Post Mint Coins Are Made

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