Dale is the
city-kingdom and home to men who lived under the Lonely Mountain. It was
built on wooden piers over the lake; destroyed by fire started by the dragon
Smaug. It was later rebuilt under King Bard.
Dale town was
a village of men far to the north...on the running river near Erebor and the
Dwarf kingdom of Thrain. The people lived well on dairy, beekeeping, furs
and trade. They boastfully put the inscription: "Land of Milk and Honey" on
their coins. That soon came to the attention of the wily dragon Smaug, and
he swooped down the very next year and ate up the whole town.
3.10g copper, 20mm in diameter, Date: 2769 TA. Obverse: Raven of Dale
inscriptied in the strange furthork runes of that folk. Reverse: Short
cross, bee and bird in angles. Inscription: Land of milk and honey. Mintage:
pieces. This coin is also produced in .900Ag (2.50g, Mintage: 300), Titanium
anodized with pale blue color (1.90g, Mintage: 20) and Niobium anodized with
a light reddish purple color (2.40g, Mintage: 20).