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29 Jun 2022

Pirates from The Elemental Mint 2016

Coins | Mike

Hi everyone. Hope all is well with everyone. Well I have been going through inventory. I came across this complete set of Privateers. This series was done in 2016 and my friend Long strider pointed them out to me. Now as a kid I was fascinated with Pirates and there treasure so when I saw this I decided to buy them. They came out one at a time. There are seven in the set. Now all these coins are two ounces and made of .9999 silver with high relief.They are 40.7 m and 6.87 m thick. Now on top of all that they are all high relief and the detail is remarkably done well. They tell some of the stories that sailors and pirates told while they sailed. We have all herd of the Mermaid or Siren singing her beautiful music as the ships went by trying to lure the ships. Walking the plank. An oldie but goodie I think I have seen that in many movies. The one who put him on the plank was of course the Capitian. And we all know about the great white whale. I mean they covered some of the basis we know about Pirates. The one I did not know was the serpent. Otherwise know as the Frankin. This goes back to the days of the Viking lore as they conquered country after country.And what it comes down to is Davey Jones Locker. When the mighty ship is sunk. All hands lost the Capitan is on all the obverses. The most dangerous was the storm. Today ships have been found with billions of dollars it gold and silver. Some were transporting it others were stealing it. They are still searched for today. And being found. Now when I bought these they were very reasonable. I mean in the 56.00 range. Searching the net I found some companies offering to buy these from you. Why? I have seen certain ones selling for 165.00. I usually do not put prices in my blog. Other searches showed companies selling two or three. The mintages I believe did not go over 60,000. Another drawing factor. Now my childhood fun is treasure and it continues today . Many of you have metal detectors and use them. Believe me there out there. The shows of these professional divers looking for these ships and there treasure I find very interesting. The research and the original investment is very interesting. One show they had found a Spanish Gallion bringing gold and silver back to Spain . After a hurricane in North Carolina the ship they found was gone. They found It one hundred miles up the east coast. People have found gold on these beaches after storms. The water was not deep. The obverse says it all . No Pray No Pay. That's the way it was. And the Capitan would only trust a certain few. But the clues and years of research has rewarded the collecting community for years. The S.S. Republic. One of the richest and the El Cazador come to mind. You can buy these coins on line but make sure there certified. British and the United States sought out these pirates and tried to stop them. That's how much damage they did to commerce. It was a very important time in our history. We were rich in precious metals. And they came from all over the world for it. France,Spain ,Vikings. Many others looked to transport there gold and silver to the east coast banks to there home land. Believe me when I say there are still many ships unfound. I enjoyed this set and I'm glad I could share it to you. There all MS. But the thrill of it is in the hunt!! I hoped you enjoyed this blog as a set that at first was not well known. Its a quality set that describes life on the high seas. Its also enjoyable . Thanks for your time. And if you get the bug like i did enjoy it. Pirates were part of our life. Played a major part in our history even today it continues. Especially today I can only dream of finding treasure but the collecting part of it is also important.

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15 Jun 2022

The Queen And Her Coins.

Coins | Mike

Hi those who are still here. I'm not well but I want to put up a blog. There have been many coins with Her Majesty The Queen. I have some. I have the one with the four images of her since she became Queen. Now if I was better this would be. She is probably the most respected woman in the world. With the loss of her husband she has not been doing well. I can tell you when she became Queen but you can look that up. She has been I believe fair to all. Especially all the charity's she has donated to. Political all she has been is pro- active. She meets with the Prime Minister and the House of commons.She is supposed to be a figurehead but she's involved with all. At her age after being sick I have the most respect for this woman . Her coins are stunning. I have more but there away. She is on every piece of currency. Keeping the Monarchy alive has been difficult but she endures. If you get a chance look at her coins.I love the one with the horse and unicorn.Read the part of owernship. I found that to be very different!.

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