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Old 01-01-2017, 12:19 PM
silenus silenus is offline
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Let us also not forget that gold was not that common even back in the day. Most coins were silver, and a pirate's treasure chest would be predominantly filled with Ag, not Au. That's gotta save you what, a pound or two?