Fourth issue in this exciting series...
This stunning Set of three coins is dedicated to the Pirates of Barbados and to one of the most feared pirates - Blackbeard. The coins are plated in 24Kt Gold, have a Proof quality and come in an authentic treasure chest with a sack full of real coins, along with the Certificate of Authenticity in the look of a treasure map. Limited mintage of 15.000 pieces worldwide!
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Availability date: 07/27/2017
Piracy is an act of robbery or criminal violence by ship- or boat-borne attackers upon another ship or a coastal area, typically with the goal of stealing cargo and other valuable items or properties. Those who engage in acts of piracy are called pirates. The earliest documented instances of piracy were in the 14th century BC, when the Sea Peoples, a group of ocean raiders, attacked the ships of the Aegean and Mediterranean civilizations. Narrow channels which funnel shipping into predictable routes have long created opportunities for piracy, as well as for privateering and commerce raiding. Historic examples include the waters of Gibraltar, the Strait of Malacca, Madagascar, the Gulf of Aden, and the English Channel, whose geographic strictures facilitated pirate attacks. A land-based parallel is the ambushing of travelers by bandits and brigands in highways and mountain passes. Privateering uses similar methods to piracy, but the captain acts under orders of the state authorizing the capture of merchant ships belonging to an enemy nation, making it a legitimate form of war-like activity by non-state actors.
The reverse of the coins depicts three different Pirate designs. Blackbeard, a pirate vessel and a classic treasure chest. On the bottom of the reverse of the coins, the inscription: “2018” – the year of issue. On top of the coins, respectively, the inscriptions: “BLACKBEARD”, “PIRATE’S GOLD” and “QUEEN ANNE’S REVENGE” – the names of the coins. The obverse of the coins feature the Barbados Coat of Arms and the inscriptions: “BARBADOS” – the issuing country and “TWENTY FIVE CENTS” – the face value.