Pirate Treasure

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  1. Buffaloknight

    Buffaloknight Active Member

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    I have been stacking silver as I like the whole concept of amassing treasure, similar to pirate tales...

    I saw this on an auction site, and it resembles fair dinkum pirate treasure. I was wondering if any silver stacker know where I can purchase silver ingots similar to the one below. I have searched the entire seven seas of the internet and cannot find any....

    https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels...sh-ingot-treasure-shipwreck-carlos-iii-8x4-cm
    Spainish Silver ingot Carlos III.jpg
    https://auction.catawiki.com/kavels...sh-ingot-treasure-shipwreck-carlos-iii-8x4-cm
     
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    spannermonkey Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I don't like the toning on it
    Has it been XRF tested ?
     
  3. Buffaloknight

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    No, an XRF would be interesting. Its from 1759, it would undoubtedly contain significant impurities. The question remains, does anyone know where to purchase such items.
     
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    Thank you gentlemen.
     
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    l***g Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Well I think it’s booty
     
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    I see someone bought that with 320 EUR (winning bid) and I'm also wondering whether it's genuine.

    "Pirate treasure" or not, it sure looks old. Or a good craftsman was playing around and overstamped it. Added some wear to it...
     
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    Closest thing I have to pirate treasure is one of these 1-Ounce-Scull-Crossbone-Prospectors-Hand-Poured-Silver-Bar.jpg
     
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    Cute!
     
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    Hi
    I would like to see some sources for this. To my understanding, burying/hiding valuables was a common practice in times of war/imminent danger. In that time usually hollow spaces in building would have been used.
     
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    Huh! The bar from OP is from a wreck. But looking at it now with my new glasses.. My guess it's a fake
     
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    serial Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I have a couple of gilt dragon coins that can be had for a fair price, with full certification from museum
    P_20200515_204336_vHDR_Onb.jpg P_20200515_204425_vHDR_Onb.jpg
     
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    museum pieces not easy to come by, double headed eagle bar
     
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    I know a guy that thought he found cannonballs in a cave in arizona, ended up being big balls of silver. From the Spaniards I presume but not pirates haha.
     
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    Sounds like an Indiana Jones experience in a remote area. These are rarer nowadays, because of the ferocious globalization that spreads everywhere.

    Was it a big find? I suppose he had to "donate" the metalic meatballs to ze government.
     
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    There was 7 or 8 I think he said but hes a gold miner so he already knew better than to report it.
    He still has them last I knew, recasted into bars by now probably haha. Hes no idiot.
    I just saw the pics of it.

    There is still alot to be found in AZ and Nevada both.
     
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