Shire Post Mint, a small company that specializes in creating licensed fantasy coins (including fandoms such as the Kingkiller Chronicle, Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings), has just launched a new Kickstarter project that will bring currency from Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn series to life.
The Mists rule the night.
The Lord Ruler owns the world.
Once, a hero arose to save the world. A young man with a mysterious heritage courageously challenged the darkness that strangled the land.
For a thousand years since, the world has been a wasteland of ash and mist ruled by the immortal emperor known as the Lord Ruler. Every revolt has failed miserably.
Yet somehow, hope survives. Hope that dares to dream of ending the empire and even the Lord Ruler himself. A new kind of uprising is being planned, one built around the ultimate caper, one that depends on the cunning of a brilliant criminal mastermind and the determination of an unlikely heroine, a street urchin who must learn to master Allomancy, the power of a Mistborn.
– synopsis courtesy of Goodreads, The Final Empire
Including an incredible system of magic that draws off of the use of metal, along with developed characters in an astounding world that features dark rulers, gods, and interesting political tensions, Sanderson can be considered to be a master of high fantasy. Although Sanderson provides the smallest of details, there’s nothing better than having a real-life object that resembles something in a fantasy world, and Shire Post Mint has done exactly that with their Mistborn coins.
Categorized into eras, the first series includes The Final Empire, The Well of Ascension and The Hero of Ages and is referred to as Era One. The second series is referred to as Era Two and consists of: The Alloy of Law, Shadows of Self, The Bands of Mourning and The Lost Metal (which is in production). Shire Post Mint’s latest Kickstarter is bringing currency from both eras to life in incredible detail and the results are absolutely stunning.
Based on the two main forms of currency from both eras, which are set in different cities within the world of Scadrial, Shire Post Mint has created Boxings and Clips from Era One (set in The Final Empire) and Era Two (set in Elendel). Designed by Issac Stewart, inked by Ben McSweeny, and crafted by Shire Post Mint, these coins are spot-on representations of the currency described in the Mistborn series and were approved by Sanderson himself.
Picturing images described in Sanderson’s Mistborn series, these coins are crafted with incredible care, which can be seen in the sheer amount of detail used to describe them in the Kickstarter itself. Including quotes and descriptions from the book, these hand engraved coins are a must-purchase item for fans of Sanderson’s work and are designed to be as authentic to the series as possible.
The Kickstarter itself features a number of cool tiers that will allow you to pick up coins from both eras. From single coins to a leather bag full of coins, and even a special limited tier that features a Boxing flown to near space in a weather balloon, you won’t want to miss this Kickstarter, which runs from Thursday, September 28 to Saturday, October 28.
You can check out Shire Post Mint’s Kickstarter and some of the awesome stretch goals they have in store, including different versions of the coins, here.
*Featured Image Credit: Shire Post Mint