”Blackbirds tend to like shiny things.” ~ The Bloody Raven
The late afternoon, last week following a visit of my Mom in the hospital I felt drained. I was at least relieved that she is doing better. The rain and the slight breeze made me feel miserable enough to form that perfect little black cloud over my head to match my black coat.
I wanted to go home, have a hot shower and bundle up with a book.
I was with a relative of mine and she offered to treat me to a quick meal before giving a lift to the Skytrain station when I noticed we were near my favorite not-so-local LCS (Local Coin store). It had the big yellow banner “Moving Sale – 25% to 50% off” I checked in my wallet $85 CAD cash. The same store Captain @thedamus had frequent successful plunders in the past. This could cheer me up and make my day worthwhile.
So I tried my luck and here’s what I got!
The BIG COIN!
Shiver me timbers, and what I spy with me unpatched eye is this lovely vintage sterling coin resting in the glass display case yet to be appreciated by any Seafaring cosplaying Captain. When asked of the price, me eye patch popped off in surprise of the wee price! “Yea gots a deal, Captain’s honor!”
After some research there is no reference to any particular ship in but a generic representation and symbol of England’s dominance in the era of the sailing ships.
With still some cash left I perused the display case to make my day more worthwhile and what I got could make the saltiest pirate smile. I’ll save that for another post.
The Total Mintage appears to be split between two makers in BU and Proof.
1977 ........ 2,312 Royal Canadian Mint BU
1977 ........ 1,887 Royal Canadian Mint Proof
1977CHI... 6,225 Valcambi Switzerland BU
1977CHI .. 5,613 Valcambi Switzerland Proof
This normally comes in a fancy plush blue case and certificate of Authenticity COA but I can make due with just the capsule. A few spots on the coin but still worth the bargain price the dealer offered me. After all, there be a Movin’ Sale and I made off like a Happy Pirate! Yo ho ho! Tis a lovely addition to my fleet.
And now for those into the colorful Banknotes
This banknote is on loan to me by Mr. Punkys Dad, tis a collector’s note and he told me he’d appreciate it’s return in the original condition and I should NOT just fold it or cram it into my purse. Thanks PD!
I hope you enjoyed this coin feature, thank you for stopping by my Blog today.
The #piratesunday tag is the scurvy scheme of Captain @stokjockey for #steemsilvergold and #ssg-community pirates to proudly showcase their shiny booty and plunder for all to see. Landlubbers welcomed to participate and be a Pirate at heart so Open yer Chests an’ show us what booty yea got!
“Et lux in tenebris to serve laboro, sum sicarius” “I work in the shadows to serve the Light, I am an Assassin”