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Memento Mori /Memento Vivere Coin

Memento Mori /Memento Vivere Coin

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  • Material: pure copper
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There is an interesting dichotomy between understanding of one's mortality, and understanding that you have to live life.

Memento mori (Latin: "Remember that you have to die.") is the medieval Latin Christian theory and practice of reflection on mortality. Especially as a means of considering the vanity of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits.

Memento vivere (Latin: "Remember you have to live.") Know that your time is short in the grand scheme of things. So have fun while you are here.

This coin is about 1/2 ounce, or 15 grams of bullion grade pure copper.

NOTE—Each order comes packed with a handwritten envelope straight from Shire Post Mint. We will make this out to whomever is on the SHIPPING ADDRESS. If you are giving this as a gift and would like a different name on the envelope, please add a note with the recipient's name as you complete your order.

Check out our Instagram for behind-the-scenes shots of the making of this and other coins: @shirepostmint

Original artwork for the coin by Michael Shantz
Instagram: @grimjob69


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