PIECES OF EIGHT
One of the most internationally accepted coins
Pieces of Eight, as said by Long John Silver's pet parrot, is a coin also known as the Spanish Dollar.
Spanish name is: Real de a ocho, Dólar, Peso duro, Peso fuerte or Peso. It is a silver coin of approximately 38 mm (1.5 in) diameter worth eight Spanish reales. It was minted in the Spanish Empire following a monetary reform in 1497 with content 25.563 g = 0.822 oz t fine silver. It was widely used as the first international currency because of its uniformity in standard and milling characteristics. Some countries countermarked the Spanish dollar so it could be used as their local currency.
Gold was also used for coins, such as the Doubloon, Guinea and Sovereign. Other forms of accumulated wealth, popular with pirates, kings and queens, was and is precious gemstones, diamonds, rubies and emeralds.
Abraham Gray - Ships carpenter
Ben Gunn - Marooned pirate
Billy Bones - Former mate of Captain Flint
Black Dog - Pirate
Blind Pew - Pirate
Captain Alexander Smollett - Hispaniola captain
Captain Joseph Flint - Deceased pirate, owner of buried treasure chest and map
Dick Johnson - Is a young pirate with a Bible
Doctor David Livesey - Medical man and magistrate
George Merry - A mutinous pirate
Hispaniola - The sailing ship hired for the adventure
Jim Hawkins - Cabin boy
Job Anderson - Ship's boatswain
John Hunter - Squire Trelawney's manservant
Israel Hands - Ship's coxwain, mate of Captain Flint
Richard Joyce - Valet to Squire Trelawney
Tom Morgan - Pirate friend of Captain Flint
Tom Redruth - Gamekeeper
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