Okay, every now and then there’s an innovation in numismatics that truly bamboozles me. This world coin has (believe it) friction/odor tech (better known as “scratch and sniff”). Now I like the smell of money well enough but this is one step beyond and this coin actually emits the smell of gunpowder and smoke when the image of the ship is rubbed! That’s getting into the buccaneer spirit! And it’s appropriate considering that the English carrack, the “Mary Rose,” saw service from 1510 until her sinking on July 18th of 1545 during an engagement with the Spanish Armada. Apparently the crew forgot to close the lower decks gun ports as she heeled to in a breeze causing her to fill with water drowning all but 35 of her undisciplined crew! If you’re a collector of world coins and have an affinity for buccaneers, privateers, or ships then this world coin would make an extraordinary addition to your world coin collection.