The Don’t Tread on Me 1 oz Poured Silver Ingot gives you a way to buy a quality block of silver and express yourself at the same time. This would make a great gift for a conservative relative or anyone who is a history buff. Struck from .999 fine silver, this ingot has a rustic look from it being poured.
- Made of 1 troy ounce of silver
- Hand-poured for a rustic look
- Detailed Don’t Tread On Me design
- Made by hand so each ingot is unique
The Don’t Tread on Me first appeared on a flag designed by politician Christopher Gadsden in 1775 during the American Revolution. He got the idea for using a rattlesnake from Benjamin Franklin when earlier in 1775 he published an essay where he suggested the rattlesnake would make a good symbol for the American spirit. Gadsden’s design is a timber rattlesnake against a yellow background and the words ‘DONT TREAD ON ME’. Later versions of the flag added an apostrophe in ‘don’t’. Some conservative groups have adopted the flag as their symbol as they think it speaks of smaller government or against government overreach.
Pouring metals give the bars or ingots a rustic unfinished look as opposed to minted bars and ingots which are polished. The use of this technique seems appropriate for the subject matter as it is easy to imagine that ingots in the 1700s would be more commonly hand-poured and would look exactly like this.
The obverse of the ingot has a detailed design of a rattlesnake, coiled and ready to strike. Below the snake is ‘DON’T TREAD ON ME’. The finish of the ingot has a kind of brushed look to it.
On the reverse of the ingot is ‘ANONYMOUS POURS’ below which is ‘999 1 OZT’ for .999 fine silver 1 troy ounce.
The Don’t Tread On Me 1 oz Poured Silver Ingot is an excellent choice for purchasing some silver. The design makes it a great gift for the conservative or historian in your family. Get yours today.