Without question, the creature that many ancient seafarers feared the most was the Kraken. Considered by many to be a mythical beast, the Kraken certainly struck fear in the hearts and minds of countless seafarers in the ancient world and even up until the 18th century among sailors in the Caribbean. Today, you’ll find this beast roaming the obverse of the 1 oz Intaglio Mint The Kraken Silver Round available to you from JM Bullion.
- Available to you inside of protective packaging!
- From the Cryptozoology Collection of Intaglio Mint!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- A Kraken attacks a merchant ship on the round’s obverse.
- The Intaglio Mint logo appears on the reverse.
Tales of the Kraken originated in the late 13th century in Scandinavia. The seafaring people of Greenland, Norway, and Iceland recount tales of a cephalopod-like sea monster capable of devouring entire ships whole and killing the entire crew. The beast was believed to live in the depths of the North Atlantic between the European coasts of Scandinavia and the Arctic islands of Greenway and Iceland.
All of these 1 oz Intaglio Mint The Kraken Silver Rounds are available to you inside of protective packaging and come from the Cryptozoology Collection. The term cryptozoology refers to what is known as a pseudoscience that seeks to prove the existence of animals believed to be impossible or mythical in nature, such as the Kraken, bigfoot, and the chupacabra.
On the obverse of 1 oz Intaglio Mint The Kraken Silver Rounds is the image of a massive Kraken emerging from the waters to wrap its tentacles around a merchant ship and drag it down to the depths. If you look closely, you’ll notice a small raft of crew members hoping to escape the clutches of the beast.
Initial accounts of the Kraken in the North Atlantic are attributed by modern-day scholars to a number of cases of misidentification. In the cases where sailors actually encountered a beast, many believe it was sightings of the real-life giant squid species that can grow to 40 or 50 feet in length. Others suggest that the volcanic activity deep beneath the sea of the North Atlantic led to bubbles through gas discharge and dramatic changes in water currents, which sailors may have interpreted as the Kraken emerging.
The reverse of 1 oz The Kraken Silver Rounds from Intaglio Mint includes the mint logo. The capital letter “I” is featured in the center and includes a beaded ring around it with the name “Intaglio Mint.”
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