He was known by many names, but it was his pirate name that lived on in infamy long after he was dead. The man who arrived in the West Indies as Edward Thatch Jr., went on to leave his life of naval service behind to become one of historys most fearsome pirates. Blackbeard sails again with the release of the 5 oz Antique Blackbeard Silver Round, available today from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a capsulefeaturing a double-sided, signed Certificate of Authenticity.
- Mintage limited to just 500!
- 2nd version of the Blackbeard Silver Round.
- Individual rounds ship in resealable plastic bags.
- Contains 5 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Obverse features the image of Blackbeard.
- Reverse bears the flag from his ship the Queen Annes Revenge.
- Created by Julie Lindquist of Anonymous Mint.
- Antique finish.
Remembered through the ages as Blackbeard, the worlds most famous pirate was born in Bristol, England in 1680 as Edward Teach. He arrived in Jamaica as a member of the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Windsor and was known as Edward Thatch Jr.
From 1706 to 1716, it is believed Teach served as a sailor or privateer for the British during Queen Annes War. He eventually joined the crew of Benjamin Hornigold on the Bahamian island of New Providence. After serving with Hornigold for a year, Blackbeard set out on his own aboard a captured French merchant vessel he renamed Queen Annes Revenge.
On the obverse of the 5 oz Antique Blackbeard Silver Round is the memorable image of Blackbeard with canon fuses weaved into his long, thick black beard. He would light the fuses in the course of battle to frighten his enemies, and was believed to have captured 40 ships between 1717 and 1718.
The reverse of each Blackbeard Silver Round depicts the flag from the Queen Annes Revenge. Blackbeards flag featured the image of a skeleton toasting a drink to the devil. Also included was a spear piercing a heart. It has been said that the mere sight of Blackbeards flag above the Queen Annes Revenge was enough to convince some ships to surrender.
Anonymous Mint is a private company in the United States responsible for a variety of exciting new silver round series, including the 1 oz and 5 oz Antique Blackbeard Silver Round. Each one is the creation of Julie Lindquist, and features an antique patina that adds warmth and subtle depth to the design features of the coin.
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