The folks at American Gods (thank you Fremantle Media) have teamed up with the virtuosos at The Shire Post Mint to create for you - Mad Sweeney's Lucky Coin
"I take 'em from the Hoard. You just have to hold it in your mind and you can take whatever you want from it. The sun's treasure. You can keep whatever's precious to you."
This coin seems to possess power beyond mortal understanding. It looks and feels just like an authentic celtic gold piece, and is mistakenly given to Shadow Moon by the leprechaun Mad Sweeney after a brutal fight between the two at Jack’s Crocodile Bar.
–Mad Sweeney to Shadow Moon
- solid brass coin
- .9" (23mm) diameter
- 9 grams weight
- struck on a spherical blank to create an irregular cracked edge. Due to the nature of this process, edges will vary.
- design approved by Neil Gaiman
Shire Post Mint went through extensive research to infuse this coin design with ancient lore and meaningful symbology. The sun face is based on depictions of the Celtic god Belenus. The mistletoe on the bottom right is a nod to Baldr, the Norse sun god who was killed with mistletoe. The horse and wheel together call Belenus. The other surrounding elements are the sun, stars, and moon as depicted on ancient Celtic coins.
FROM OUR FRIENDS AT SHIRE: We attempt to replicate the look and feel of an ancient coin by using historically significant symbols, extending the design to the edge of the coin, engraving the design by hand, using a spherical blank that cracks during striking, and antiquing the coin. We hope you love the final product as much as we do.
The product is treated to look as if it has been handled and circulated. This process is done by hand, and it is both an art and a science, coloring and patinas will vary. No two are exactly the same! Coins are struck one at a time in the USA using antique machinery and traditional coining techniques. A colorful description is included with history and facts about the coin.