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Elfish Tengwar Coin 3 by ce-e-vel Elfish Tengwar Coin 3 by ce-e-vel
The name of this coin is "Dawning Hope - Midgard edition". Midgard is the Nordic word meaning "middle earth" or just "earth". The reason that the world we live in is called "middle earth" by the Scandinavians is that it lies between Asgard (heaven) and Utgard (hell).

Of the different editions of this coin, this was intended to be the most common version, or the earthly version. Most of the other editions were named after features on the moon such as:

The Sea of Tranquility - gold on silver (nickel)
The Sea of Nectar - gold on copper
The Sea of Crisis - white nickel on black nickel
The Sea of Clouds - pearly white on gold with glass accents
The Lake of Dreams - gold on black nickel with glass accents

My intention in the overall naming of the different editions is that this is an Elfish coin and that the Elves had a great fondness for the moon.

The elfish writing, also known as tengwar, can be translated as:

"But my dreams did not leave me, nor the fates long deceive me, and the winter gave way to the spring"

This coin was intended for people who feel that hope is far away. It is a reminder that night turns to day, the dark moon becomes full again, and winter turns to spring.

More information can be found at [link]
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CassandrasColours Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How large are most of the coins you make? These are amazing I'm just wondering how much detail you are able to use. (:
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ce-e-vel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Thanks! These ones are two inches in diameter.
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CassandrasColours Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

That's pretty awesome I was expecting them to be a bit bigger.

Do you make them for people as well obviously being paid..? Because that is pretty cool, I've never met somene who does this before.

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ce-e-vel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
I'm not sure what you mean by making them for people. I don't do commissions, but I do make multiple copies, which I sell and give away. Usually several hundred are stamped at a time.
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CassandrasColours Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaw damn. But okay.
That's still really cool.
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EmmaFlorian Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student General Artist
this is AMAZING!
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ce-e-vel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Thanks! I haven't made any of these in a while, so I probably need to make more.
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EmmaFlorian Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
well its so awesome! i think you should!
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ce-e-vel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
OK, I will. However, probably not right away because I just sunk $5000 into making dwarf coins and elfish tie clips, so my wallet hurts right now.
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EmmaFlorian Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student General Artist
yeah im broke too
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chrisbouchard Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful. I collect coins and am in love with Tolkien's tengwar. I looked at the site you linked, but I don't see this coin on there. I would love to own one if it were for sale.
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ce-e-vel Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
I'm sorry, those coins are currently sold out. However, I will probably remint them in the not too distant future. I'm glad that you like them.
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CharissaKlassen Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
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")

i ithil u-darthatha nu vor uir
"the moon u-will-dwell under darkness forever"
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wfreder Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
loooove it
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Ghost-Apple Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Wow, this is an amazing coin. I can just feel the emotion in it! The words are inspiring, and calming. Awesome job. c:
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ce-e-vel Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Thanks! This was the very first coin that I designed and made.
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Ghost-Apple Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Welcome! You have done wonderful things with this talent of yours! C:
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ce-e-vel Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
That really is one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me.
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Ghost-Apple Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
:hug:
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