Origin: These three examples of 18th century currency originate from lots acquired by History Hoard from private collections, and have all been thoroughly inspected for authenticity by our team.
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The truth behind the legends of the sea.
In the 1700's, the world's oceans were a mess.
European empires had gotten massive, and were harvesting the resources of the New World. Naturally, they also had massive ships to take home their loot.
Enter the pirates.
They came from many different countries—the most famous were English, French, Spanish, or Chinese.
Either way, they shared a common goal: to plunder their way into immense wealth.
This collection is a snapshot of the loot pillaged by these pirates—Spanish, French, and even Chinese coins were all fair game.
French ships under attack from Barbary pirates.
The History of Piracy:
Maritime piracy has a long and storied past, first documented in accounts from the 14th century BC in which "Sea Peoples" terrorized the Mediterranean. Geographic features such as straits, canals, and other land based constraints have always created ideal targets for attacks by such marauders, who raided and pillaged unfortunate ships with a lust for fortune.
Piracy hit its peak globally from the mid 1600's to about 1726, a period dubbed the Golden Age of Piracy. During this time, pirates terrorized the seas of the Caribbean, Europe, the Indian Ocean, and West Africa with unprecedented fervor. These unruly conditions facilitated the rise of such famous names such as Blackbeard, Calico Jack, Captain Kidd, and many others, turning the already perilous high seas into a battleground.
Your order will include:
- Coins from:
- France (1600 - 1726)
- Spain (1600 - 1726)
- Qing Dynasty China (1796 - 1820)
- Acrylic display case
- Cloth pouch to prevent scratches
- Six detail cards, with relevant information about your unique coins
- Certificate of Authenticity
History Hoard relics are guaranteed authentic and have a 100% money back policy. Read more about the History Hoard Promise.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Your Certificate of Authenticity is more than just a piece of paper—it's a promise to you.
When you buy from History Hoard, you can rest assured that each of your new relics has been thoroughly inspected under the careful eyes of an antiquities specialist. Only items that are 100% certain to be authentic get sent to our customers.
Plus, we take great care to source our relics from only vetted antiquities experts, who are also committed to providing genuine and ethically sourced relics.
Check out this video to see the most basic things we look for when authenticating coins:
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Actually, many relics are able to be owned by anyone.
Typically, museums only want to display items that are either very rare or incredibly well preserved. This leaves many items that don't make the cut, and these are able to be owned by individuals.
While the items we sell aren't "museum grade," they still carry with them the same amount of history and uniqueness. Each relic was still hand made by a person, hundreds or even thousands of years ago.
One of our core values is not to damage or alter any of the artifacts we sell.
History needs to be preserved—after all, there is a limited amount of it that survives—but it is also something to be shared with the masses. For this reason, we put our relics in sturdy display cases that are safe to handle, but are mindful that someday the relic may need to be taken out again.
No glue or resin holds the items in place. Instead, we're developed our own method for holding the relics securely in their displays using pressure alone. In fact, any of our relics can be removed in their original condition by simply opening the display case.
You can find our complete FAQ section here.