This fantasy immersive, in-world coinage from The Hobbit was struck to honor the 100 year anniversary of Bard the Bowman slaying Smaug the Terrible. These coins are struck using antique equipment to better represent the fantasy era of The Hobbit.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Coins are struck one at a time in the USA using antique machinery and traditional coining techniques.
- Coin will be delivered with a certificate of authenticity and a plastic sleeve cover.
- Obverse: Shows Bard just as he is about to release the Black Arrow as Smaug flies overhead.
- Reverse: A scene in the rebuilt town of Dale with the mountain Erebor in the distance.
- Guaranteed by the Shire Post Mint.
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This Silver round is fantasy immersive to the world of The Hobbit, and made to match the minting technology of the time. The Daler round depicts the "famousest" bow-shot in all of fantasy literature, Bard the Bowman slew Smaug the Terrible in the ruins of Laketown in the year 2941 of the third age. For this deed, Bard was accorded a 1/14 share of the hoard of Smaug in Silver, and with it, he rebuilt the town of Dale. One hundred years later, in the year 21 of the Fourth Age of Middle-earth, this one troy ounce .999 fine Silver “Daler” (pronounced like “dollar) was struck to honor the centennial of DOS (Death Of Smaug).
The dies for this piece were hand-engraved by the late Greg Franck-Weiby and he considered them his masterwork, spending some 340 hours on the task. Just 100 pieces were struck from the original master dies, which are now in a museum collection. But transfer hubs were taken from the originals, and new dies prepared that are faithful to the original in almost every detail. These coins have been struck using die-set #3.
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