Maritime Supply Co

I'VE COME SO FAR Quote - Brass Coin Necklace


Part of our 2021 Motivation collection.

Hand-crafted from start to finish, this stamped coin features the phrase “I’ve come so far I think I can run on just a little bit longer.”

This is a phrase said frequently by Dr. Dean Thompson of Presbyterian College, most often when he is encouraging his students to persevere through a writing assignment, an academic semester, or even through life itself. The quote is originally attributed to Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith, a Black gospel singer from Rolling Forks, Mississippi who rose to American musical fame late in her singing career. The quote can be found embedded in the liner notes of her 1984 LP, “I Am Bound for Canaan Land,” and reads as follows: “As she likes to sing, ‘I’ve come so far, I believe I can run on some more.’”

Whatever race you may be running, we hope that this phrase reminds you to look back on all the progress you’ve made so far and encourages you to continue on towards your goal, however small or large, short-term or ongoing. Remain steadfast, and stay the course!

  • Coin pendant is 1" in diameter.

Purchase this coin as a keychain instead of a necklace here.

If you are unsure about which chain length to order, please read our suggestions on the FAQ page.

Please note: All our brass pendants are raw brass, meaning they are not electroplated and will develop a beautiful patina over time. We recommend polishing it with a soft cloth to help keep your pendant's original shine if you prefer the bright metal look.


All of our customers are part of our crew, and we take care of our own. If you have any issues with your order, we will do everything we can to fix the problem.

“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” ~Henry Ford


Here at Maritime, we work hard to create an ethical work environment. With such a small staff, it is crucial that everyone feel valued and heard in the role they play in company structure. Our price points directly reflect the amount of effort, creativity, and hard work that go into each piece, and proceeds contribute to a living wage for our team.


Your purchase helps provide clean water in developing countries! We give 10% of our net profits to help dig wells in India and Africa. Learn more about SFA’s Water of Life Initiative here.

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Amazing Quality!! Love This Necklace!!

I absolutely love this necklace. I just finished a year and half long battle with cancer and unfortunately I will have a few challenges for the rest of my life as a result. When I saw what was written, it spoke to me. It's a great reminder that I've come so far in the past year and half but the worst is over. And even though I have life changing challenges, I can still keep going. I can definitely run on just a little bit longer.

Donald O.
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High quality, thought provoking

When I order an item from MSC I know I will get a product that is well made and of the highest quality. I purchased this item for a friend that is working very hard to reach a goal. When I gave it to her she was genuinely touched as it came at a time when she needed a boost.

Missy K.
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My son loves it! LOVE Maritime Supply Co.!

Excellent experience. My son is half way through college, studying Mechanical Engineering, and last year was rough between classes, and Covid (no lacrosse and no fun to be found) and I am so proud of him for toughing it out. The person that packed the medal is AWESOME! He (I wish I could remember his name) even had hand written a note, "GO MARK!" on the included packing slip along with my note and it just made my son's day!!! Excellent quality on all of the purchase I have made from Maritime Supply, will be starting my Christmas shopping soon and will start here! -Missy K.