The Kraken Privateer 2 oz Silver Round highlights the monster of the seas that terrorized so many ships in the days of pirates and exploration. At least that is what the stories say. This round looks great made with 2 ounces of .999 fine silver. The pirate in your life would love this as a gift.
- Made of 2 Troy ounces of .999 fine silver
- Obverse has a skull inside a ship’s helm with rope draped around it
- The reverse has the image of a ship being attacked by the Kraken
The obverse side of the round has the image of a skull inside of a ship’s helm. Rope is draped around this steering wheel. At the top of the round is ‘NO PREY NO PAY’ which sounds like a pirate creed. If you aren’t preying on other boats then you are getting the riches. At the bottom of the round is “2 oz FINE SILVER .999’.
On the reverse of this round is the harrowing scene of a ship being attacked by the Kraken as evidenced by the many tentacles that are grabbing for the ship or sailors. The detail is so great you can see the pockmarks in the sails and the suction cups on the tentacles of the monster.
The Kraken was the monster sailors would talk about in hushed tones. This monster could drag entire ships down to an early grave. Sailors would share their brushes with a death warning others to be wary of this beast. Apparently, encounters with this beast were so numerous that sailors would put warnings on maps, “Here there be monsters”. One place where there seem to be a number of encounters was off the coast of Norway. The monster was described as a giant man-eating octopus. It is believed that these stories stemmed from encounters with giant octopus which can reach 40-50 feet in length.
Buy this Privateer The Kraken 2 oz Silver Round and you take home some quality silver and a round that tells a story and hearkens to a time when sailors worried they would sail right off the map but perhaps that was better than the creatures they could encounter on the map.