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Note: Silver has been going up fast (estimated 200% in value over the next two years) so I'm going to be forced to raise my silver prices soon. Hurry and take advantage of this now while it's still here. The cost for this coin alone on Amazon right now as exceeded the $65 mark (feel free to check) so I can't hold this price for long.
WATCH THE VIDEO OF THIS RING BEING MADE!
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Note: The primary first photo shows the "Obverse" side out and will be made this way by default unless instructed otherwise. If you want to see the flames on the outside, be sure to indicate so in your "notes to seller". Thank you!
Grade: Mint Condition
Metal Content: 1 Troy Ounce
Purity: .999 Pure Silver (Purest Form Possible)
Manufacturer: Golden State Mint
Coin Thickness: 3.2 mm (before folding)
Coin Diameter: 39.3 mm (before folding)
- US Sizes 4-18
- Feel free to let me know if you prefer a straight wall or rounded fat tire wall look in your order if you desire.
- Choose which side you would like on the outside (obverse (swords) or reverse (flames) side out). If you don't indicate, I will make it just as seen here.
- Obverse: Depicts a pirate with the words Praedatum in Mundo which translates into "A Predatory World".
- Reverse: Shows Flames along with the purity and weight of the (8) 1/8 oz pure Silver pieces of the 1 oz Silver round.
- Hand Crafted to fit any size thumb or finger. Just indicate what size you need.
- Comfort Fit Siding
- Available in .999 Mirror Polished Finish, Antiqued Patina Finish, 14K Gold or 24k Gold Plating
- Shipped in beautiful Ring Box (perfect particularly if being purchased as a gift)
- High Quality, High Detail, Fast Turn Around Times!
- Includes our Lifetime Guarantee**
Silver Shield Pieces of Eight | A World of Plunder | 1 troy oz BU .999 Fine Silver
Avast Ye Lads & Lassies! Plunder the coffers of SDBullion with these stunning Pieces of Eight: the first Silver Bullion coin commemorating both the original Spanish Pieces of Eight silver coins, and Pirate lore!
The new Silver Shield Pieces of Eight physically represents the deadly history of silver. Praedatum In Mundo translates into “A Predatory World” that defines the struggle of man against nature to extract this rare, precious metal, but also violent clash of civilizations to control the treasure of the world.
The ocean and sky in the background of the Silver Shield Pieces of Eight represent the treacherous seas that would claim many a men in search of this glorious treasure. Explorers sought to find new trading routes with Asia soon discovered the new world and all of it’s riches.
The Silver Shield Pieces of Eight has an Aztec inspired lower border that represents the powerful Native American empires that arose long before European discovery. The Aztecs, Mayans and Incas as well as many more Native American tribes conquered the Americas and spread their power throughout the Western Hemisphere. That is until another predatory power came to the new world...
The Spanish Conquistadors brought Christianity, brutal tactics and most importantly disease to conquer the indigenous populations and steal their natural wealth. Perhaps the most brutal example of the dangers and deaths associated with silver, is the legendary Cerro de Potosí mine in Bolivia. The Potosí mine was known as the mountain “made of silver” or the “mountain that eats men”. Since the Spanish first forced indigenous populations to mine the mountain, an estimated 8 million souls have died mining silver out of that one mountain. It is said that with the amount of silver taken from Potosí, the Spanish could have built a bridge of silver back to Spain. Local legends also say that they could build a second bridge back to the new world from the bones of the men that perished in the mining of that silver.
Despite and estimated 33 million Indigenous People and African slaves that worked the Potosí mine over the past 500 years, she is still yielding silver today. At over 15,000 feet above sea level, young boys as young as 14 years old work all day in medieval conditions hauling rock on their backs or breaking the rock with hammer and iron chisel. To think that even today, these boys risk their lives to work in brutal conditions in the dark for $14 a day is amazing. Everyday, they face almost certain death from either the dangers of the job, or if they are lucky enough to get to their 40’s, they will certainly face numerous lung diseases associated with this dangerous job.
As powerful as the Spanish Empire was, soon other colonial powers sought to dominate the nature and their fellow man. The eight swords of the Silver Shield Pieces of Eight represent the 8 great colonial powers that fought countless wars in dominating the world. Spain, England, France, Portugal, Denmark, Netherlands, The United States and Belgium all fought in foreign lands for the natural resources of other poorer people. This colonial warmongering continues to this day with the resource wars in the Middle East and Asia.
And no matter how powerful any one nation or empire is, on the open sea they were all subject to yet another predatory power, the Pirate. Despite the very bad reputation of the pirates, they actually had a very egalitarian code among them. It gives us a strong example of a true democracy that would put modern American democracy to shame. Pirates not only directly voted for their captain, but they also had the power to depose their captain at any time. Pirates also had a worker’s comp program that stated that if any pirate should become a cripple or lose a limb in service that they would receive 800 Pieces of Eight from the common stock.
The Silver Shield Pieces of Eight was styled after the original Spanish Dollar or Eight Reales coin. Like the original Spanish Dollar, the twin pillars of Hercules are adorned with the early manifest destiny motto of the Spanish Empire, PLVS VLTR, or "further beyond". These adorned pillars are also the reason why we have the dollar sign ($) today. For many years of the early American history, the Spanish Dollar was used as an official currency of the new colonies.
The Spanish influence on the American monetary system is still evident today. The original Spanish Dollar was a one ounce silver coin was valued at eight reales. This "piece of eight” could be fractioned into halves (four reales) or quarters (two reales) much as we do with modern dollars. These "pieces of eight” were also why the stock market traded stocks for hundreds of years measured in 1/8 until the decimalization in 2001.
Like the original Spanish Dollar, the only way to cut the Pieces of Eight into it’s eight pieces, is a lot of effort and strong tools. Unlike the original Spanish Dollar, Silver Shield Pieces of Eight has a unique reverse that shows the purity and weight of the (8) 1/8 oz pure silver pieces of the 1 ounce pure silver strike. If you do manage to cut this into eighths, each piece of eight would have a unique colonial power sword on the obverse.
Dead men tell no tales, and neither will ye unless ye smartly secure the motherload before she sails away!
**Our "Satisfaction Guarantee" If you are not happy with your ring right off the bat, send it back to me "NO QUESTIONS ASKED" and you'll be refunded in full minus shipping expense or you can choose to get a replacement or put the money towards a completely different coin ring. You have 3 days from time of first receiving your coin ring to contact us via email if you want to take me up on this guarantee. I want my customers to be happy with their purchase and won't make you keep your purchase if you don't like what you get. Buyer is responsible for all shipping costs.
**Our "Lifetime Guarantee" insures a lifetime of pride in craftsmanship quality for the life of the buyer. If for any reason the coins Patina fades over it's life time, just return it to me and I'll re-patina it and polish it out again free of charge. Buyer pays for all shipping costs. This does not apply to plating services. All plating services are guaranteed for 1 full year against fading due to normal wear. However if you damage your coin, scratch it, or other that isn't covered, you can always contact me anytime and i'll be happy to re-apply what you purchased for a very nominal cost. I'm very easy to work with and 90% of all my work and orders are nearly all by word of mouth and I want to keep it that way.
**FREE RING: Buy Five (5) Rings (any rings from my ETSY store) and get a 6th Ring FREE! The free ring must be valued at or below the lowest cost of the five rings you purchased. Another way to look at this FREEBIE OFFER is to pick 6 rings you really love and the lowest priced one of the 6 is free simply as a thank you for your business.
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Thank you for your patronage by shopping with Patriot Coin Ring.
Michael D Baker, Master Craftsman
Patriot Coin Ring
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1-3 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Yes, excluding Russia and certain regions of Africa at this time.
I LOVE MAKING CUSTOMIZED RINGS! Yes, we "specialize" in making nearly any kind of ring according to our customer's specifications. Simply message me here and I'll provide a quote based on the requirements of your custom-designed ring(s).
While there are some very tough rings that can put up with a lot of abuse like Titanium or Tungsten, all jewelry regardless of price requires some common sense TLC and in most cases it should be a habit to remove your ring prior to taking a shower, washing your hands, using hand sanitizer or lotion, swimming or while working that requires heavy hand to machinery contact or anything that would simply be abrasive. If you have any concerns, simply ask about your specific ring and ask about our hyposealer which is an additional protective coating that can be applied to help protect and prevent oxydation.
Because I actually hand make these rings myself, I can often offer them in all sizes including extremely small to very large ie. US Sizes 1-25 and as fine-tuned as much as a quarter of a size on most rings. If you don't see the size you require, please message me. I often can still do it for you!
Yes, all rings $40 or more automatically are shipped in a beautiful ring box FREE OF CHARGE!
If you need a ring box for something less expensive, just let me know and I'll still do it for free 😍
If you are looking to buy rings, services or our precious metal plating in bulk, contact me before making your purchase, and let's discuss what you have. In many cases, I do offer discounted pricing to customers with bulk item requests.
Yes, anyone with an honorable discharge DD214 or active duty card as well as any first responders (firefighters, officers, medical field) that can provide proof (ie. an ID with the same name as the person purchasing the item) will receive 15% OFF the regular price. If an item is already on sale, I don't consolidate discounts and coupons so we would just look for the discount that gives you the largest savings and I thank you for your service!
The prices in the ad are based on plating a basic ring however I do plate many different items (not just jewelry). The very first thing is to contact me direct and provide a photo(s) preferably next to a dollar bill for size comparison. I don't charge my customers until "AFTER" the job is completed so PAY NOTHING UPFRONT! Simply contact me for my address, instructions and a quote.
Yes, all the time! In fact, other than all kinds of costume jewelry, antiques, and more I'm contracted by many companies for all kinds of crazy things like drone parts, car parts, emblems, medallions, electronic parts, and so much more! Our Gold plating services extend far beyond just rings, bracelets, necklaces, watches, and pendants. Further, I plate in Vermeil or Gold Filled as well making our plating up to 8x times thicker than standard gold plating. Message me here and let's just chat a bit about what you have and get you a custom quote today. I typically answer in just a matter of a couple of hours in most cases.
May 31, 2022
Love it!!! Just as advertised. The quality is in the detail. Plus, the purchase helps our wounded warriors. I will continue purchasing no matter the product!!
May 7, 2022
Superb customer service. Michael was helpful throughout. This ring is well crafted. It’s much better in person than the pictures and the narrative is rich with deep meaning. I couldn’t be more pleased with the complete product, service and delivery. I had recently purchased a ring from different vendor on Esty. This previous vendor took 6 weeks to deliver the wrong size. Additionally, this previous vendor had a bad attitude when discussing the return and resizing. In the end, even after him trying to persuade me, I just took my refund because I wouldn’t support a vendor like that. I couldn’t be more pleased with my purchase on many levels. Supporting a veteran and someone that donates to multiple charities gives me great feeling of brotherhood and personal satisfaction.
Jan 21, 2022
The quality is absolutely amazing—- and I mean spectacular!!! The customer service is top notch! I have chatted with the shop owner numerous times prior to ordering and all of my questions/inquiries were answered right away! Very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly!! Customer service at this rate is no longer the norm these days ... so much respect for Michael and crew!!
Jul 20, 2021
This ring is wonderful. Size was accurate and craftsmanship is top notch. Great customer service too.
Apr 17, 2021
Beautiful piece! I will have to come back and get another for myself!