In the Silver Shield Collection, the beauty of silver and other precious metals collide with the history of natural resource exploitation that occurred across the globe over the last 500 years. Silver and gold are extremely valuable, but to the victors go the spoils. Countless wars have been waged in the name of securing resources, and silver was not immune. Right now, 1 oz Silver Pieces of Eight Shield Rounds are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you housed inside of protective flips or tubes of 20 rounds!
- Available in the Silver Shield Collection!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Obverse imagery highlights the deadly struggle to control natural resources.
- Reverse features the original Silver Shield common design theme.
Each of the 1 oz Silver Pieces of Eight Shield Rounds you can purchase in this product listing comes inside of an individual protective plastic flip. Should you choose to purchase the silver rounds in multiples, they are available in tubes of 20 rounds a piece. This design is one of the original options in the Silver Shield Collection of rounds.
On the obverse face of the 1 oz Silver Pieces of Eight Shield Round, you’ll find a rich design with various important symbols. There is a human skull in the center with eight swords driven into the background behind it. There is an Aztec-themed border below the bottom half and an engraving of “Praedatum in Mundo” above.
The inscription in Latin translates into English as “A Predatory World,” and highlights the combative nature of mankind against the natural world around it as well as against fellow humans. For the better part of the last 500 years, various colonial powers circled the globe in search of natural resources with little concern about the indigenous tribes and civilizations that owned those resources.
The Spanish Empire of the 15th and 16th centuries is a prime example of this cavalier nature. The Conquistadors had a particularly devastating impact on Central and South America. These soldiers and explorers arrived in a land with indigenous empires and vast natural resources. Through war, exploitation, and disease, the Spanish devastated local empires such as the Aztec Empire which once controlled large swaths of modern Mexico.
On the reverse of the 1 oz Silver Pieces of Eight Shield Round is the original Silver Shield Round. It features a sun with waves of flame surrounded by eight points bursting from the center of the sun itself.
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