The kraken was the most fearsome mythical creature of the ancient world. Poseidon himself often didnt strike the same level of fear in the hearts of sailors as the kraken, for the beast would mercilessly destroy ships and sailors in the most gruesome manner possible. Today, the 2016 1 oz Silverbug Island Antique Finish Kraken Round is available for purchase from JM Bullion.
- Only 2,000 rounds are availablein this finish!
- 2nd release of the Welcome to Silverbug Island series of rounds.
- Contains 1 oz of .999 pure silver.
- Features the kraken design on the obverse.
- Common Welcome to Silverbug Island theme on the reverse.
- Designed by the Silverbug community.
- Privately struck at the North American Mint.
- Features an antique finish.
The first record written record of the kraken came from Viking lore, and not that of the ancient world. Viking sailors traveling between the coast of Norway and Greenland feared a gruesome death via kraken attack. The beasts were rumored to be as much as 40 to 50 feet in length, and could destroy any ship of the day.
Each of the 2016 1 oz Silverbug Island Kraken Rounds in this product listing features an antique finish. Usually a feature of coins and rounds in circulation for decades, modern techniques allow mints to give new products an antique finish that adds warm, subtle tones to the design field of the coin.
The obverse of these silver rounds bears the image of a kraken attacking a galleon. The massive ship is no match for the beast, whose body alone is the size of the ship. In the foreground of the design, you can see the kraken multitasking as one of its tentacles reaches out to capture a floating chest of silver coins.
On the reverse of the coin is the Welcome to Silverbug Island design. Featured on all coins in the series, it depicts a pirate ship run aground on an island of silver coins. Engravings include the phrase Welcome to Silverbug Island above the design and the rounds weight, purity, and metal content below.
North American Mint strikes all Silverbug rounds for the community on Reddit, and offers them in BU and proof versions in addition to these antique finish rounds.
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