” Blackbirds tend to like Shiny Things” ~ The Bloody Raven
The belated Christmas package arriving exactly one month after holidays from Nyssacat373 aka Dr.Who from the Discord silver pouring Chats and Instagram community, continues to shower me with surprises from his shiny collection of treasures. He may have intentionally left the documentation and COAs of the previous gift as a pretext for adding this next surprise.
He knows my modus operandi and that I am on the clear mission of Pirate Theme Collecting so premiums be damned when the right piece comes along. For those with tender ears/eyeballs I apologize for my use of the expletive.
Captain Nyssacat373 had anticipated me matching the Black Flag series Perth Mint coins to these fabulous banknotes. I have already done that with the Queen Anne’s Revenge of Captain Edward Teach on a prior past post.
I am not certain how many coins the Perth Mint would be producing for the Black Flag series, but this Antigua Barbuda series covers 30 famous sailing ships.
With the anticipated Issue of the next Perth Mint Black sails coin I would certainly look for the corresponding Antigua & Barbuda banknote note.
I ‘ve also come across a clue to the Maker of these banknotes from Apmex’s product specifications. They list the purity of these notes as 0.958 rather than 0.999. The Royal Mint exclusively produces this purity as ‘Britannia Silver” so a mystery has been solved on who minted these products.
This Goldback is one sided, the back is simply the reverse of the front. A film of 1/1000th troy ounce of gold is applied between two layers of polyester for handling and durability.
With the passing of the Utah Legal Tender act of 2011, The Utah Precious Metals Association was formed in 2012 from the “Citizens for Sound Money”.
Their website has a wonderfully detailed of this grass roots organization, it’s history, background and mission for the purpose of this form of currency.
According to Goldback.com , this note has legal tender status in the State of Utah yet barterable outside anywhere else in the US.
And as far as I'm concerned, Canada too. I should stack a few more of these.
Who can’t forget this prime examples of Economic History, an actual 100,000 Mark banknote from the Wiemar Republic, Circa Feb 1st 1923. In August of that same year the Republic issued the 1,000,000 Mark banknote. Then in short order the 10,000,000 and 20,000,000 Mark notes followed in September.
More examples of Wiemar banknotes here.
It is a reminder that Fiat currencies do not end well with Governments printing cash into a worthlessness existence. Is it not that reason enough why many of us are here to get into assets and ideals that will carry us through a coming Economic crisis?
Captain Nyssacat373 understands the role of Precious metals in economics. His addition of this historical Wiemar banknote makes an interesting counterpoint or contrast from the 100 Dollar Antigua & Barbuda and the One Utah Goldback notes. Now if I can painlessly explain to him how the role of Crypto currencies can complement Precious metal stacking as part of an Off the Grid portfolio. 🤔
An old-world styled hanky for the modern-day minded Pirate. To wipe off my bloody sword? No. To hold up as a white flag? Heavens no. To blow my dainty big nose? Maybe, but too good for that. You may see this as an appropriate background in my coin photography.
There you have it. All and all, a Christmas booty of fine Pirate cheer. Thank you, Captain Nyssacat373 you are so generous a soul and may the Trade Winds always favor you right passage to a hold full of treasures.
And a belated Merry Christmas to you Sir! ☠ ⚔ ⚓
The #piratesunday tag is the scurvy scheme of Captain @stokjockey for #silvergoldstackers pirates to proudly showcase their shiny booty and plunder for all to see. Landlubbers arrrh…welcomed to participate and be a Pirate at heart so open yer treasure chests an’ show us what booty yea got!
“Et lux in tenebris to serve laboro, sum sicarius” “I work in the shadows to serve the Light, I am an Assassin”
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