Tales of sirens on the high seas date back as far as ancient Greek mythology. In the famous ODYSSEY by Homer, the alluring and melodious songs of the Sirens were so irresistibly sweet that sailors couldnt help but sail toward the noise. In the end, their boats crashed upon the rocks which the sirens were perched. The result was often a gruesome death.
On the reverse side of the 2oz Elemetal Mint Siren ultra high relief silver round is the image of a beautiful siren upon a rock in the foreground, with a hapless ship full of sailors upon the high seas turning toward her beautiful sounds. The rolling waves and the ominous clouds in the background hint at the impending doom facing the sailors.
The obverse side of the round uses the common design on all Privateer Series rounds. In the centre is a human skull, which serves as the focal point of a boats helm that is wrapped in rope. Around the design are the engravings ‘No Prey, No Pay’, and the weight, metal content, and purity of the round.
- Contains 2 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Obverse: Features a skull over a ship’s wheel, reminiscent of the Jolly Roger, with the weight and purity.
- Reverse: Displays a Siren, a mythological mermaid-like creature endowed with beauty and an enchanting voice.