Australian Golden Age of Piracy Silver Coin Set by Perth Mint

January 6, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Australian Golden Age of Piracy Silver Coin SetUnique collector silver coins depicting notorious rogues of the Golden Age of Piracy were launched Monday by The Perth Mint of Australia.

The limited minted, five-coin set features the infamous pirates: Black Bart, Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Henry Morgan and Calico Jack.

Each coin is proof, struck in 99.9 percent silver, contains one full ounce of silver, weighs 31.135 grams and has a diameter of 40.60 millimeters. The silver dollars are also issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. The set has a worldwide mintage of just 1,500.

In addition to portraying a historic pirate and inscripted name, the coin reverses bear the "P" mint mark, denoting The Perth Mint. The obverse of each features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the year 2009.

The Mint provided the following brief design descriptions:

Pirate Black Bart
The image of the infamous Welsh pirate is accompanied by coloured imagery of gold and silver coins and a diamond-encrusted gold cross.

Pirate Blackbeard
An image of the most fearsome English pirate ever is accompanied by coloured imagery of a treasure chest on a hideaway beach.

Pirate William Kidd
The image of the dishonourable Scottish privateer is accompanied by coloured images of a treasure map and a flintlock pistol.

Pirate Henry Morgan
The image of the belligerent Welsh buccaneer is accompanied by coloured imagery of a rum bottle, a treasure chest and barrels.

Pirate Calico Jack
The image of the English pirate most famous for the women in his crew is accompanied by a coloured image of a pirate flag.

Pricing and order information

The five-coin silver pirate set will vary slightly depending on the daily price of silver. The set is currently priced at:

  • $375.00 (AUS)
  • $264.79 (US)

For more information or to place online orders, visit the The Perth Mint product page:

The Golden Age of Piracy Five-Coin Silver Set

The coins are also available through the Mint’s many distributors.

Large coin images courtesy of The Perth Mint follow:

Obverse of Australian Silver Pirate Coins
Australian Black Bart Pirate Silver Coin Reverse
Australian Blackbeard Pirate Silver Coin Reverse
Australian William Kidd Pirate Silver Coin Reverse
Australian Henry Morgan Pirate Silver Coin Reverse
Australian Calico Jack Pirate Silver Coin Reverse

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