Review: Pirate Doubloons

Rating: ★★★★☆
Northwest Territorial Mint
www.nwtmin.com

The problem with having a pocketfull of doubloons is twofold:

1) They’re quite rare
and 2) They’re so bloody expensive.

That’s why almost to the pirate, any of us who want to walk around in our finery with a little jingle in our pockets must settle for some sort of replica. Generally these repicas are either cheap-ass plastic (great for giving away to kids, but pretty unconvincing to anyone over six), or the higher quality metal variety. To my knowledge, most all the metal coins on the market are made from a basic soft metal, then coated with the appropriate gold or silver shine. Generally speaking they serve just fine, but now and then you might want something a tad nicer. Continue reading