The Silverbug community on Reddit has inspired one of the most beautiful round programs available right now. Introduced originally with designs inspired by the silverbug fairy, a new 8-round series is in production by North American Mint featuring a common theme focusing on Silverbug Island. Right now, the 2016 1 oz Silverbug Antique Finish Kraken Round has arrived on Silver.com for purchase.
- Just 2,000 rounds available in this finish.
- Second release of the Welcome to Silverbug Island series.
- Arrives in individual flips for protection.
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Image of the kraken on the obverse.
- Common design theme on the reverse.
- Features an antique finish.
Each of the 2016 1 oz Silverbug Kraken Rounds in this product listing on Silver.com has an antique finish. Usually found on coins with decades of exposure to the elements and human handling, modern technology allows mints to give new coins an antique finish. In this case, antique finishes add depth and subtle character to the design.
The kraken was a mythical beast that has been rumored to prowl the depths of the seas since ancient times. However, most popular recordings in human history date back to the 13th century when Norse sailors, predominantly Vikings, encountered this mythical creature on treks between the coasts of Norway and Greenland.
On the obverse of each round you’ll notice the image of a massive kraken as the beast emerges from the water to destroy a passing vessel. Its tentacles engulf the entirety of the ship, and even grasp at an open chest of silver coins in the foreground.
The reverse of the silver round has the common design elements of the Welcome to Silverbug Island series. The image of a pirate galleon is featured on the shore of an island of coins. Engravings include “Welcome to Silverbug Island” and “1 Troy Oz .999 Fine Silver.”
These silver rounds, and all Silverbug rounds, are designed by the members of the Silverbug community and struck by the North American Mint of Rochester, New York.
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