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I wanted to start a new thread to let people ask questions about the coins that I am making under license with George. The idea is to create coins just as they might be if they were to fall from Westeros through an interdimensional portal into your hand. I've been doing coins for GOT since 2003, when George's books were still rather obscure and HBO had never heard of them.

This post will be edited from time to time as new items are added and the list below is updated. The date of the most recent revision will be at the bottom.

Here's a list of the types that have been issued so far giving their weight, the type and fineness of the metal or alloy, the registration of the obverse to the reverse, the mintage, and the year(s) made. "Medal" registration means that you flip the coin side to side to read the reverse... like it would be on a medal. "Coin" registration means that you flip the coin heads over heels to see the other side, so the reverse is upside down with respect to the obverse, typical on real-world ciurculating coinage

Name coin var? weight metal registration mintage year

Torrhen Stark Silver stag type 1 2.4g .900 Ag Medal 100 2003
Torrhen Stark Silver stag type 2 3.1g .999 Ag Coin 90 2012
Torrhen Stark Copper Penny type 1 3.1g .950 Cu Medal 250 2003
Torrhen Stark Copper Penny type 2 2.5g .997 Cu Medal 100 2008
Torrhen Stark Copper Penny type 3 2.5g .997 Cu Coin 450 2012
Torrhen Stark Silver stag type 2 3.1g .999 Ag Coin 200 3/2013
Torrhen Stark Copper Penny type 3 2.1g .997 Cu Coin 520 3/2013

Torrhen Stark Silver stag type 2 3.1g .999 Ag Coin 150 2/2014

Torrhen Stark Copper Penny type 3 2.1g .997 Cu Coin 310 5/2014
Torrhen Stark Silver stag type 2 3.1g .999 Ag Coin 150 5/2014

Aerys II Targaryen Silver stag type 1 2.4g .900 Ag Medal 100 2003
Aerys II Targaryen Silver stag type 2 3.1g .999 Ag Coin 100 2012
Aerys II Targaryen Silver stag type 3 3.1g .999 Ag Medal 150 2/2013

Aegon I Targaryen Silver stag type 1 2.4g .900 Ag Medal 200 2003-8
Aegon I Targaryen Silver stag type 2 3.1g .999 Ag Coin 100 2012
Aegon I Targaryen Silver stag type 3 3.1g .999 Ag Medal 150 2/2013

Aegon I Targaryen Silver stag type 3 3.1g .999 Ag Medal 150 5/2014

Walder Frey ty1 Copper Penny 2.5g 999Cu medal 435 8/2013
Walder Frey ty2 Copper Penny 3.1g 950Cu medal 960 3/2014

Doran Martell Copper Star ty1 9.0 g 999Cu medal 610 3/2014

Balon Greyjoy Silver Kraken (stag) 3.1g .999 Ag Coin 210 2012
Iron Islands copper penny 2.1g .999 Cu Coin 460 2012
Blue Kraken (ltd. Ed. Presentation) 3.5g .997 Nb Coin 20 2012
Balon Greyjoy Silver Kraken (stag, ty2) 3.1g .999 Ag Medal 150 2/2013
Balon Greyjoy Copper Star ty1 9g .999 Cu Coin 530 2012

Balon Greyjoy Copper Star ty1 9g .999 Cu Coin 440 3/2014

THE PEACH Brothel token type 1 2.4g .900 Ag Medal 100 2003
THE PEACH Brothel token type 2 3.1g .999 Ag Coin 100 2012
THE PEACH Brothel token type 3 3.1g .999 Ag Medal 100 2/2013

THE PEACH Brothel toke type 3 3.1g .999 Ag Medal 100 2/ 2014
THE PEACH Brothel toke type 3 3.1g .999 Ag Medal 110 5/2014

Robert Baratheon copper star type 1 17g .997 Cu Coin 460 2003-8
Robert Baratheon copper star type 2 9g .997 Cu Coin 287 2012
Robert Baratheon copper star type 3 9g .997 Cu 90ccw 500 2012

Robert Baratheon copper star type 3 9g .997 Cu ??? 1020 5/2014

Eddard Stark half-stag (pfennig) ty1 1.6g .999Ag Medal 260 2011
Eddard Stark half-stag (pfennig) ty2 1.6g .999Ag Coin 314 2012
Eddard Stark half-stag (pfennig) ty3 1.6g .999Ag Medal 200 3/2013
--- Dies Destroyed ---

Eddard Stark FULL-stag Die #2 ty1 3.2g .999Ag Medal 450 10/2013

Eddard Stark Half-groat die2, ty1 5g .999Cu Coin 320 10/2013
Eddard Stark Half-groat die2, ty2 5g .999Cu Medal 525 2/2014
Eddard Stark Half-groat die2, ty2 5g .999Cu Medal 2,900 4/2014
Eddard Stark FULL-stag Die #2 ty1 3.2g .999Ag Medal 150 4/2014

Dothraki copper wire Pul ty1 1.5g .997 Cu medal 41 2003
Dothraki copper wire Pul ty2 1.5g .997 Cu coin 325 2007
Dothraki copper Pul ty3 1.5+g .997 Cu medal 420 2012
Dothraki Full armband copper Puli, 24+g .997 Cu medal 46 3/2013
Dothraki silver wire Dengi ty1 1.7g .925 Ag medal 72 2003
Dothraki silver wire Dengi ty2 1.7g .925 Ag coin 60 2007
Dothraki silver Denga, ty3, 1.7+g .925 Ag medal 195 2012
Dothraki Full armband silver Denga, 24+g .925 Ag medal 26 3/2013

Faceless Man token 1st pressing 6g .999 Fe brown Medal 400 2010

Faceless Man GEOCOIN 1st pr. 36g .999 Cu bright Medal 80 2010
Faceless Man token 2nd pressing 5.6g .999 Fe gray coin 210 2011
Faceless Man token 3rd pressing 5.6g .999 Fe black Medal 539 2012
Faceless Man token 4th pressing 5.6g .999 Fe black Coin 1,576 2012
Faceless Man token 5th pressing 5.6g .999 Fe black Medal 888 2012
----Die #1 Retired--- new dies created for 6th pressing, continue w/ Die#2
Faceless Man token 6th pressing 5.6g .999 Fe circ Medal 3,000 2012
Faceless Man token drilled-brass 6th 5.6g .70Cu, 30Zn Medal 200 Jan 2013
Faceless Man token 7th pressing 5.6g .999 Fe circ Medal 4,000 2013
Faceless Man token 8th pressing 5.6g .999 Fe circ coin 6,278 7/2013
Faceless Man token 8th pressing 5.9g .999 Nb anodized coin 123 7/2013
Faceless Man token 8th pressing 13g .999 Fe bright coin 53 7/2013
Faceless Man token 8+th pressing 5.6g .999 Fe circ coin 4,274 10/2013

----Die #2 Retired--- new dies created for 9th pressing, continue w/ Die#3

Faceless Man token 9th pressing 8g .999 Ag bright coin 260 2/2014
Faceless Man token 9th pressing 6g 70Cu, 30Zn bright coin 260 2/2014
Faceless Man token 9th pressing 5.6g .999 Fe circ coin 13,880 3/2014

Tommen III Lannister silver moon, only pressing 22g, .999Ag, Medal 70 2012
----Dies Destroyed---
Tommen II Lannister silver moon, 1st pressing, 22g, .999Ag, Coin 50 1/2013

Tommen II Lannister silver moon, 2nd pressing, 22g, .999Ag, medal 40 10/2013

Tommen II Lannister silver moon, 2nd pressing, 22g, .999Ag, medal 60 5/2014

Jaeherys I Targaryen Golden Dragon, 1st pr, 14g, .80Cu, .20Zn, Medal, 1,300 6/2013
Joffrey Baratheon Golden Dragon, 1st pr, 14g, .80Cu, .20Zn, Medal, 1,300 6/2013
Daemon Blackfyre Golden Dragon, 1st pr, 14g, .80Cu, .20Zn, Medal, 2,500 7/2013
Jaeherys I Targ. 22k Gold Dragon, 1st pr, 16g, .916Au, .084Ag, Medal, 8, 9/2013

Jaeherys I Targ. Golden Dragon, 1st pr, 14g, .80Cu, .20Zn, Medal, 1,200 2/2014
Joffrey Barath. 22k Gold Dragon, 1st pr, 16g, .916Au, .084Ag, Medal, 4, 9/2013

Joffrey Barath. Golden Dragon, 1st pr, 14g, .80Cu, .20Zn, Medal, 1,200 2/2014
Daemon Blackfyre 22k Gold Dragon, 1st pr, 16g, .916Au, .084Ag,, Medal, 4, 9/2013

Garth XII Gardener "Hand" Ty1 5.6g, .70Cu, .30Zn Medal 10,000 6/2014

Honor of Volantis Ty1 3.8g, .70Cu, .30Zn coin 380 8/2014

Rickard Stark ty1 1/2p brass 1.5g 70Cu, .30Zn Coin 10,000 5/2014
Doran Martell ty1 1/2p brass 1.5g 70Cu, .30Zn Coin 10,000 5/2014
Quellon Greyjoy ty1 1/2p brass 1.5g 70Cu, .30Zn Coin 10,000 5/2014
Aegon V Targaryen ty1 1/2p brass 1.5g 70Cu, .30Zn Coin 10,000 5/2014
Loren Lannister ty1 1/2p brass 1.5g 70Cu, .30Zn Coin 10,000 5/2014
Tommen Baratheon ty1 1/2p brass 1.5g 70Cu, .30Zn Coin 10,000 5/2014

Rickard Stark ty2 1/2p brass 1.5g 70Cu, .30Zn medal 1,000 5/2014
Doran Martell ty2 1/2p brass 1.5g 70Cu, .30Zn medal 1,000 5/2014
Quellon Greyjoy ty2 1/2p brass 1.5g 70Cu, .30Zn medal 1,000 5/2014
Aegon V Targaryen ty2 1/2p brass 1.5g 70Cu, .30Zn medal 1,000 5/2014
Loren Lannister ty2 1/2p brass 1.5g 70Cu, .30Zn medal 1,000 5/2014
Tommen Baratheon ty2 1/2p brass 1.5g 70Cu, .30Zn medal 1,000 5/2014

(latest update: Sept 3, 2014)

Have fun!
Tom Maringer
Shire Post Mint
Springdale, Arkansas

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Hi, I've seen photos of your coins and I really like them. Haven't purchased any because I don't necessarily collect coins but I might at some point in the future.

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Collecting coins from a world of fantasy is not quite the same as ordinary coin collecting.

But I'm also asking for ideas for new coins. There are many MANY coins that COULD exist in this world, hundreds at least... but it makes sense to choose only those that have some particularly interesting about them, either as an object or via a connection to the story. Currently on the short list of projects are a silver "moon" of Dorne, a silver stag of the Iron Islands, a silver moon of Casterly Rock, and at least one gold dragon.

What else would be cool?

Have fun! Tom

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As I was saddened with the death of one of the members of your coin making company. The artist? I was happy to have purchase one of his designs. I purchased 3 of his Eddard Stark pfennigs, and they are quite beautiful and authentic to the period and look. One was specially made into a pendant for me too! They sit next to my collection of GRRM books!

My thought is if Eddard had some minted as him as Hand of the King. Wouldn't Tywin have some also when he was reigning as hand during the Mad King?

Or how about coins for each of the kingdoms when they were separate before Aegons conquest?

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Yes I'm sad that Greg Franck-Weiby has passed on. His artistry and knowledge will be hard to live up to. But life goes on! Yes there are a vast number of possible coins that could exist in George's world. Each of the kingdoms would have had coins before the conquest. And indeed after the conquest it would be normal for the provinces to continue mint coin in the name of their lord, though never to show him wearing a crown! So the Torrhen Stark stag shows him with crown, as king. But Eddard's pfennig shows him bare-headed, as Warden. Such coin would have been used to pay tithe to the crown. The crown has the option to just spend them as they are, or (in the case of a beheaded rebel warden) they'd likely melt them down to restrike them.

Torrhen is the only pre-conquest coin I've done so far, but many are possible. An engraver and friend of mine and Greg's, Joe Paonessa, has undertaken a new one. It seems that Balon Greyjoy declared independance and himself as Lord of the Iron Islands after Robert's death. Everyone knows it's expensive to keep an army in the field, so they have to go with coin. Balon apparently had been saving up a lot of silver that was supposed to be sent to the crown and never quite got out of his treasuries... so he had his mint boys drag out an IRON ISLANDS kraken die from the old days and knocked out a new die for himself as king, with crown! While the army was getting itself ready to debark, the mint was working in shifts 24/7 to get enough coin made to support them.

So many possibilities!

Have fun! Tom

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Faceless Man gone viral?

After taking almost two years to sell the first 500 of the Faceless Man iron coins, the second 500 have sold in only about two weeks! I have been packing and shipping just as fast as I possibly can! It looks like a large number of denizens of a forum primarily about handmade knives, the "Usual Suspect Network" have adopted the Faceless Man as their mascot and challenge coin! I was forced to cancel a number of roll orders in order to keep enough singles on hand. The good news is that I am currently rolling and punching and preparing blanks towards the upcoming 4th pressing which I hope will take place within the next couple of weeks. I am aiming to make about 600 coins in this batch.

I am still offering the same direct paypal deal to the members of this forum... singles are $10 each with free shipping in US, ($1 extra per coin outside). When rolls again become available they will be $60 for a roll of 12 coins. You can email me directly: maringer at arkansas dot net

Have fun! Tom

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Collecting coins from a world of fantasy is not quite the same as ordinary coin collecting. But I'm also asking for ideas for new coins. There are many MANY coins that COULD exist in this world, hundreds at least... but it makes sense to choose only those that have some particularly interesting about them, either as an object or via a connection to the story. Currently on the short list of projects are a silver "moon" of Dorne, a silver stag of the Iron Islands, a silver moon of Casterly Rock, and at least one gold dragon. What else would be cool? Have fun! Tom

Yeah definitely a golden dragon, but you should also do the coin from the Mystery Knight where Daemon Blackfyre I had coins minted.

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Well you might get a few more people wanting to order iron coins in a few week's time.

A Summer Isles coin?

A Kraken coin? Once you declare yourself a king you need to start using your own currency. Can't be having Joffs or Bob's head on the coins being used in the Iron Islands.

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....... you should also do the coin from the Mystery Knight where Daemon Blackfyre I had coins minted.

Okay you're like the fourth person that's mentioned this, but I don't remember anything about it. Do you have any references to this period? Which book is it in? Is there a wiki page on it? It sounds interesting though. Insurrectionary coins often have an unique flavor because of the emergency nature of the event. The minters would be under extreme pressure to get coins out FAST because the ruler is chomping at the bit to spend money (and rebels seldom get credit from ironmongers). So the coins might have interesting features dictated by conditions and time-constraints.

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I haven't read it I've just listened to the audiobook but its where Dunk couldn't read but he felt the coin and knew it didn't spell a Targaryen king. In the mystery knight http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Blackfyre_Rebellion Theres mention of it in the first paragraph after War

Okay! Thanks for that reference. Anybody recall or have at hand any other details about the coin? Size? Metal? Worth?

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I just bought a Faceless Man coin. Valar Morghulis. :drool:

Also, how long will delivery to the UK take?

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Okay! Thanks for that reference. Anybody recall or have at hand any other details about the coin? Size? Metal? Worth?

Look at the coins before taking them. Here, tell me what you see." The dragon spun

through the air. Will tried to catch it, but it bounced off his fingers and fell to the ground. He

had to get down on his knees to find it. When he did, he turned it over twice before saying,

"This one's good, m'lord. There's a dragon on the one side and a king on t'other

The face on the coin was young, clean-shaved, handsome.

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Hi Zappotack:

Oh excellent! Yes that helps immensely! Thank you!

Buster:

Typically it's just a four or five days, but if the customs people decide to be interested in it for some reason it can be delayed as much as two weeks. Fingers crossed!

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I bought the Faceless Man coin and the Eddard Silver half stag. Got them both today, and they're fantastc! I hope you'll let us know when the rolls become available again because I'd love to take advantage of that and buy more!

Thanks for making these I will definitely buy more in the future!

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I bought the Faceless Man coin and the Eddard Silver half stag. Got them both today, and they're fantastc! I hope you'll let us know when the rolls become available again because I'd love to take advantage of that and buy more!

Thanks for making these I will definitely buy more in the future!

Your'e very welcome good ser! The fourth pressing of the Faceless Man iron coin is well underway. Rolls of a dozen will again be available to ship on Friday June 1, a week from today. Pre-orders are now being accepted for delivery beginning then!

I'm very interested to hear any stories about people using these coins or meeting others with them. Also, the finish may seem rough when new, but that's because they're heavily waxed. Rubbing with fingers or a dry cloth will buff the wax and you'll see the smooth metal underneath. A bit of oil will take the wax entirely off if you wish... all depends what you want it to look and feel like. Ideally this is a pocket piece that is carried constantly and will grow in beauty with wear. I wanted to make the rolls "archival" so that if somebody decides to tuck one back in a safe for fifty years, it will still look the same when it comes out... so that's why the wax is so heavy on them.

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Just placed my 2nd order. I was very pleased with the first few coins I ordered and since you now have more of the types that were sold out earlier this year I just had to get them. Also picked up a couple extras as gifts for friends.

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Will you make a different faceless men coin to represent the one in the show if its different?

Or do your rights not extend to the HBO show?

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