Shire Post Mint set to build in West Fork
Springdale-based collectible coin-maker Shire Post Mint is scheduled to mark the start of construction today on its new headquarters in West Fork.
The new location will include the company’s first retail store, a manufacturing shop and offices, doubling the company’s current footprint. A ceremony to commemorate the work is private but will be available for viewing at the Shire Post Mint Facebook page.
Shire Post Mint makes licensed coins from the “Lord of the Rings” and “A Song of Fire and Ice” books as well as other coin sets and collectible items.
In 2003, Shire Post Mint’s founder, Tom Maringer, reached a deal with George R.R. Martin for the licensing of coins based on Martin’s “Game of Thrones” books that later went on to become a hit series on HBO. Shire Post Mint has been making coins full time since 2010 and today makes more than 150 different coins, sold individually or in sets, and produces about 100,000 coins annually.