Independent mint, Shire Post, have announced a range of licensed Middle-earth based coins via Kickstarter.
Shire Post, which formerly produced unlicensed Middle-earth coinage for the Shire, has been granted a licence from Middle-earth Enterprises to produce a new range of coins. The coins on offer include a Shire farthing, a penny from Rohan, and a silver Shire sixpence. With a target of $8,000, they have already smashed through their target and have so far realised over $50,000 in funding – this means that these coins will definitely become a reality and promise to deliver them by Christmas for the first 300 backers.
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Shaun is the current Chair of The Tolkien Society. Elected in 2013, Shaun regularly speaks about adaptations of Tolkien’s works whilst passionately believing the Society needs to reach out to new audiences. In his spare time can be found in the cinema, playing video games and Lego, or on Twitter.