This skull follows a strong tradition of highly collectable stores of silver within the bullion industry. Some coins only ultimately hold value in the form of the gold, silver, or platinum they contain. However, collectable bullion pieces with limited production tend to gain value over time. After they stop being produced, these unique products become prized for their interesting, novel design, as well as their rarity and collectability.
- Struck with 16.075 Oz fine Silver.
- Shipped in the original collector’s box.
- Limited edition– only 555 struck.
- Obverse design: Textured skull design.
- Reverse design: The intricate crest of Palau
Much of the value of this silver item comes from the unique cultural imagery and history it offers. The small island nation of Palau recognizes this skull as a government-backed form of payment in the amount of $25. Naturally, only a foolish investor would ever part with this piece for a mere $25 in goods or services. However, the support of Palau’s government for this silver skull makes it a special conversation piece. Reviews of this coin often note its amazingly realistic look. This is largely a result of the “smartminting” technology employed by the mint behind the Palau Silver Big Pirate Skull. This method of design allows manufacturers to design coins with extremely intricate and often textured appearances. For this pirate skull, smartminting technology gives it an almost hyperrealistic look. Clearly, the high silver content of this skull is another implicit reason it functions as a solid store of value. 16.075 ounces of fine silver makes it one of the larger silver bullion items offered here at Hero Bullion. Typically, some investors stray away from larger coins (and skulls!) because they make it difficult to liquidate quickly when necessary. However, the long-term collectable value of the Big Pirate Skull is one reason bullion enthusiasts are likely to see its size as a feature– rather than a bug. Only 555 of these large silver skulls have been minted, making them a guaranteed hot commodity in years to come. It remains unlikely that this particular piece will ever be introduced into circulation again. Collectors that miss out on this opportunity might be willing to pay a premium for one of these Palau Silver Skulls in the future. With an artistic silver product this unique, making sure that your bullion comes shipped without blemishes or scuffs is extremely important to us. In addition to the original display case, the 2018 Palau ½ Kilo Silver Big Pirate Skull comes shipped by Hero Bullion in a protective case, as well as careful bubble wrapping. Bullion collectors are likely to immediately see the massive collectable potential of this unique cultural store of silver. Its intricate design, as well as its low mintage, is likely to make it a valuable collectible in years to come.