There is no beast from antiquity more fearsome than the fabled Kraken. Believed to live the depths of the ocean and attack ships without warning, there more than seven century’s worth of tales involving attacks by the Kraken, sparking fear in the hearts of Viking sailors in the North Atlantic and the pirates of the Caribbean alike. Right now, the 1 oz Silver Antique Kraken Round from Anonymous Mint is available for purchase on Silver.com.
- Arrives in a protective plastic capsule with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Limited mintage of just 2,000 rounds!
- Second version of Silver Kraken Rounds from Anonymous Mint!
- Features rim numbering for mintage.
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Designed by Julie Lindquist.
- Obverse features the image of a Kraken attacking a ship.
- Reverse bears the Anonymous Mint logo.
- Antique finish.
Each of these 1 oz Silver Kraken Rounds features a brilliant antique finish. This is an increasingly popular approach by mints around the globe. The process of antiquing applies a chemical treatment to the round prior to striking that gives it the appearance of age with a beautiful patina, without exposing the round to years of wear and tear.
The Kraken was first recorded in human history during the 13th century when Viking sailors in the North Atlantic recorded attacks attributed to the famed Kraken. The beast was alleged to lurk in the depths of the waters between Norway and Greenland, and was often referred to at the time as Hafguga, which means sea mist.
On the obverse of each 1 oz Silver Antique Kraken Round is the image of the massive beast as it emerges from the waters to engulf an unsuspecting Viking longboat. The sailors try in vain to fight off the beast, with some visible falling or jumping from the ship in hopes of surviving the attack.
The reverse face of the silver rounds bears the image of the Anonymous Mint logo, which bears the image of a front-facing owl holding arrows in its talons and wearing a crown containing the mint initials of “AM.”
Anonymous Mint is a small operation that creates truly unique, one-of-a-kind silver and copper products. This antique version of the Kraken round follows the successful release of a traditional proof version, and both were struck with the cooperation of the North American Mint in Rochester, New York.
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