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.
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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.