This Leather Bag of Pieces of Eight calls to mind the nine pieces of eight discussed in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. Long tied to the lore of piracy, "pieces of eight" were manufactured in the Americas and transported in bulk back to Spain, making them a very tempting target for seagoing pirates. Some pirates were among the richest people in the world. Because the pieces of eight were widely used in Europe, the Americas, and the Far East, it became the first world currency by the late 18th century. Many existing currencies, such as the Canadian Dollar, United States dollar, and the Chinese Yuan, were initially based on the Spanish dollar and other 8-reales coins. Our collection contains 8 different coins, a perfect gift for the pirate in your world.