The Legend of
Coin in a Log
A friendly town near Gwynedd, North Wales, hidden in the forest is one of mankind's most enchanting gifts: a “Wishing Tree” created by hammering a Coin in a Log of nearby felled timber. Beauty displayed in a centuries old tradition of latent allure.
It is from these 18th Century Gwynedd beliefs, a hammered Coin in a Log, could rid a person of an illness. Pulling such a wishing coin out of the log, would garner affliction to that ill-fated soul. This tradition blossomed into merely piercing the bark, leaving a driven coin in the wood and a wish may be granted.
The wishing tree, lined with coins, creates a sense of magic; an offering to those who yearn for something more.
Although a Coin in a Log “wishing tree” may just be folklore, instilling your own coin can vivify and embolden your extraordinary
story in an unforeseeable future.