There was never a pirate more fearsome in the Caribbean or Atlantic Ocean than one Edward Teach. Better known to generations of Westerners as Blackbeard, he was not only the most notorious pirate of the Caribbean, but by most measures he was also the most successful. Blackbeard’s treasure is now in reach with the release of the new 1 oz Antique Blackbeard Silver Round from Anonymous Mint, available from JM Bullion.
- Ships to you encapsulated with acertificate of authenticity.
- Maximum mintage set at just 3,000 rounds for distribution.
- 1 of 2 available Blackbeard Silver Rounds.
- Individual rounds ship in resealable plastic bags.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Proof, mirrored product with an antique finish.
- Obverse features the popular image of Blackbeard.
- Reverse depicts the flag flown from Blackbeard’s ship.
- Created by Julie Lindquist.
Edward Teach was originally born in Bristol, England according to modern genealogists, but is listed as having arrived in Jamaica as a member of the Royal Navy in 1706 under the name Edward Thatch Jr. Teach was originally serving aboard the HMS Windsor during Queen Anne’s War.
After jumping from Royal Navy service to piracy, the man who came to be known as Blackbeard would enjoy one of the most successful one-year periods of piracy in human history. So-named for the long, thick black beard covering his face, Blackbeard captured a French frigate he renamed Queen Anne’s Revenge, reinforced it, and armed it with 40 cannons. During his reign of terror in 1717 and 1718, he captured more than 40 enemy ships.
The Anonymous Mint’s new Blackbeard Silver Rounds revive the legend of Blackbeard with one of the most iconic depictions of the man himself. On the obverse of the 1 oz Antique Blackbeard Silver Round is the portrait image of Blackbeard with fuses tied into his beard. Blackbeard did this to intimidate crew members on the ships he attacked, often lighting the fuses before battle so they smoked and spit fire.
Reverse designs on these silver rounds recreate the appearance of Blackbeard’s flag from the Queen Anne’s Revenge. His flag depicted a skeleton toasting a drink with the devil while it speared a heart. While there are no text engravings on the obverse, this side of the round has engravings of Blackbeard’s two known names, as well as the round’s weight, metal content, and purity.
Anonymous Mint strikes these beautiful, limited edition rounds with edge lettering marking the round’s position in the mintage of 3,000. Each one is a proof, mirrored specimen with an antique finish that adds to the overall appeal and beauty of the rounds. Julie Lindquist is the coin creator behind this stunning round.
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