|X#1 The iron
13.50g 28mm an ancient Crown of Morgoth. Minted during the first age of Middle Earth, during the
reign of Melkor (named Morgouth, "The Enemy" by the Elfs) in Angband
some 5,000 years ago. The 28mm is struck
in pure iron and found buried in the North Farthing of The Shire in SR 1402.
Obverse: Iron crown of Melkor. Reverse: Dragon hunched over castle wall or
spouting flames above the battlements of Thangorodrium. Mintage:
900 pieces. These coins were issued by Melkour as a medium of exchange for
his slaves and minions, for purposes of gambling, purchases of weapons, and
rot-gut liquor. This coin also exists in 6.20g silver (Mintage: 120 pieces),
6.20g niobium, purple toned (Mintage: 36 pieces) and 11.00g in .900 Gold
(Mintage: 3 pieces). The silver coin were also holed to be used as pendants.