Shire Post Mint has officially licensed with Middle-earth Enterprises to make in-world coinage from the realms of The Hobbit™ and The Lord of the Rings™.
Shire Post is perhaps best known in fandom for the in-world fantasy coinage made for George R.R. Martin’s A GAME OF THRONES. Shire Post is a traditional workshop located in the central United States, using antique coining presses, solid metals, and hand-engraved dies to create very authentic “ancient” coinage by doing them the old way.
Shire Post plans to make coinage for various realms and cultures of Middle-earth. Realms will include such places as: The Shire, The Blue Mountains, Rivendell, Gondor, Rohan, Lake-town, Old Dale, New Dale, Erebor, Khazad-dûm, Lórien, Hollin, Mordor, The Woodland Realm, Isengard, Harad, and more!
These will be the coins the characters use… as when Frodo has to pay the exorbitant sum of twelve silver pennies for Bill the Pony in Bree… as well as coinage that might have been found in the Troll Hoard, and, of course, inSmaug’s Hoard.
Shire Post will be working with a stable of talented artists to create new content and new visions of the world of Middle-earth, taking inspiration directly from the books by J.R.R. Tolkien. Shire Post’s stated intent is to be as true as humanly possible to Tolkien’s vision and the story in the books.