Spanish gold doubloon and silver pieces of eight be the currency that you hear about in pirate stories most often. Doubloon be worth 16 pieces of eight. The Silver 8 reales coin be worth a common man wages for a month. So a 1 reale coin would be worth half a weeks wages, which is way too much to pay for small daily items like food and drink. During the 1400 to 1600 they used a bronze coin. There is not much written about this Nummus or low value coin. These be the most affordable pirate coins you will find. Comes in a protective plastic case.