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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 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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Thanks! These ones are two inches in diameter.
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CassandrasColours 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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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 Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaw damn. But okay.
That's still really cool.
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emmafloflo Nov 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is AMAZING!
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:iconce-e-vel:
Thanks! I haven't made any of these in a while, so I probably need to make more.
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emmafloflo Nov 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
well its so awesome! i think you should!
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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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emmafloflo Nov 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yeah im broke too
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