In the first six silver round issues of the American Western Skulls Collection, the designs focused on lawmen and the indigenous tribal members who fought back against the loss of their land to invading settlers. The seventh release in the collection turns more toward popular figures with a different background in the Wild West. Today, 1 oz Antique American Western Skulls Gambler Silver Rounds are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Round arrives inside of a protective plastic capsule with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- 7th issue in the American Western Skulls Collection!
- Limited mintage of only 250 rounds!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Obverse depicts the image of a risky gambler.
- Reverse side of the rounds features the common fried eagle design in the collection.
- Unique serial numbers on the edge!
- Antique version.
Gambling was a staple of recreation in the Wild West. Almost as soon as small mining towns or industrial towns popped up on the map, you could rest assured that gambling was soon to follow. Most bars and saloons had gambling tables, and during the 25-year period prior to the Civil War, the expansion of towns along the Mississippi River from New Orleans up to St. Louis resulted in increased popularity of riverboat casinos.
All 1 oz Antique American Western Skulls Gambler Silver Rounds are available with a protective capsule and feature a Certificate of Authenticity. Each individual round has its own serial number engraved on the edge which is reflected on the included COA. These antique rounds in the collection have a rustic appearance with matte visuals that mimic the appearance of ancient coinage.
On the obverse of Antique American Western Skulls Gambler Silver Rounds, youll find the image of a gambler. Wearing a top hat and smoking a long cigarette, this gambler is risking his life in more ways than one. The average gambler in the Wild West was more than a slick card player, he was also good with a gun. Disagreements over hands and accusations of cheating often resulted in shootouts to defend ones honor.
The design includes two black aces and two black eights, the so-called Dead mans hand held by Wild Bill Hickok when he was shot dead at a saloon. Hickok famously refused to sit with his back to the door, and for good reason. The one time he did he was holding aces and eights as a gunslinger came in from behind and shot him dead.
The reverse of 1 oz Antique American Western Skulls Gambler Silver Rounds includes the fried eagle. In keeping with the deathly theme of the collection, this take on the heraldic eagle uses a fried bird with no feathers in place of the typical American bald eagle.
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