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Elfish Tengwar Coin 2 by ce-e-vel Elfish Tengwar Coin 2 by ce-e-vel
I designed this coin to showcase Elfish (tengwar) runes. The text reads: "but my dreams did not leave me, nor the fates long deceive me and the winter gave way to the spring". It is from a longer poem I wrote in 2002.

The metaphor of despair being replaced by hope can be found on the coin with images of winter to spring, new moon to full moon, and night to day.

More images of this coin can be seen at
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The coin is two inches in diameter. It is made of solid copper with 18 karat gold highlights.

The name of this coin is "Dawning Hope - Sea of Nectar edition". It was named after one of the features found on the moon: Mare Nectaris. Of all the lunar seas, only the Sea of Nectar could capture the fire and royalty embodied in copper and gold.
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nelord7000 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
This kinda reminds me of the Obama campain symbol for the top image.
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designtypegeek Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
That is amazing. I don't even know how a person makes their own coins.
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ce-e-vel Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Thanks, it takes a lot of work. I have been doing it for a while now, but it still takes me forever to create each design.
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ScottieDoctor Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. My God.

This is amazing.
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CharissaKlassen Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
But my dreams did not leave me, nor the fates long deceive me, and the winter gave way to the spring"
"dan ely nín u-awarthant nin, ly-pidyr u-dholthant him chin nín , a rhiw dannar aen an ethuil"
("but dreams my no-forsook me, time-sayers no-concealed continuously eyes my, and winter (made) fall (they) to spring")
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ce-e-vel Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Thanks for the translation. Is that Sindarin?
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CharissaKlassen Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
na, mellon echadad bithlir wain
it is, love-i fashioning word-lines new

ceno liriath nin! : [link]
look poem my! :la:
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gollumsalterego Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Wonderful wonderful.
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SeptemberDawn Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
amazing what you can do. do you do this for yourself, as a hobby or with purpose into selling?:D amazing, ocne more.
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ce-e-vel Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Thanks! The answer is all three. I started out just wanting to make coins, but quickly saw how expensive it was and knew that if I did not sell them, I would soon go broke. So, I sell them, but my primary motivation is artistic expression and the sheer joy of having an idea that I can later hold in my hand.
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SeptemberDawn Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
and how much would a coin cost and wieght?
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ce-e-vel Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
My coins sell for between $7 and $11 each, but they have gone for over $50 each in auctions. The ones that sold for more were mostly limited and special editions. The coins weigh between 1 and 2 ounces. I know this because I ship them out myself and I have to input the weight for each package.
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LordWobbler Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If Elves would use coins... they'd look like this!
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ce-e-vel Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Thanks, that is what I was going for.
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Devilry Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Wow, amazing! Do you etch this or what technique do you use?
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Damned-at-birtH Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's... It's absolutely perfect!
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Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your deviation has been featured in my journal this week. [link] :hug:
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ce-e-vel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Thanks, I'm honored!
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Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome.:hug:
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ToraMutsagama Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic, but you should know that the link you provided doesn't work.
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ce-e-vel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Thanks for telling me. This is the first time that I have ever submitted anything to this site, so I am still learning my way around.
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ToraMutsagama Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem~. Your coins are very nice.
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