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Golden Dragons From the Shire

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At worldcon this year, Tom Maringer and his bawdy band of coinsmiths debuted three new coins, the first "golden" dragons from Shire Post Mint.

They even did a video about it:




These dragon coins bear the likenesses of Jaehaerys I Targaryen (the Old King), the pretender Daemon I Blackfyre, and Joffrey I Baratheon.

(No, silly, they're not made of real gold.  If they were, they would be considerably more expensive.  They look good, though; bright and shiny with a nice heft to them.  And if there is enough demand, Shire Post Mint might even do a short run in real gold for collectors willing to pay the price.)

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( 8 comments )
Colty Harrison
Oct. 1st, 2013 06:40 pm (UTC)
That video
Was bizarre.
sourbillytipton
Oct. 1st, 2013 08:22 pm (UTC)
Re: That video
I concur.
Jacob Finlay
Oct. 1st, 2013 09:02 pm (UTC)
Daemon Blackfyre?
I can't really understand why daemon is on one, surely the Targaryens would have commanded his image taken off all royal coins when he went rogue?
Theo Nash
Oct. 2nd, 2013 12:04 am (UTC)
Re: Daemon Blackfyre?
It's a plot point in one of the Dunk and Egg stories that Blackfyre supporters minted their own coins bearing Daemon's name and likeness.
Sam Hope
Oct. 3rd, 2013 03:42 am (UTC)
Re: Daemon Blackfyre?
they kind of did. Ser Uthor tells his squire that it is treason to be caught using such coins in The Mystery Knight
AThingOfThrones
Oct. 2nd, 2013 12:11 am (UTC)
Real Gold
Tom has posted some photos of real gold versions of these. He said there were 4 each of Daemon and Joffrey and 8 of Jaehaerys minted in real gold.

They aren't cheap.

I got a set of 3 regular ones, they're pretty neat!
walneto
Oct. 2nd, 2013 09:46 am (UTC)
With this much gold I could...take acting lessons. (joke)
ngkos
Oct. 5th, 2013 11:40 am (UTC)
Hmmmm
American accent... :D
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