Financials

booty

Treasure.


bounty

Reward or payment, usually from a government, for the capture of a criminal, specifically a pirate.


coffer

A chest in which treasure is usually kept.


doubloon

A Spanish gold coin.


King's Shilling

Given to recruits of the Royal Navy in the 18th century, “to take a King’s Shilling” was to enter service as a sailor or soldier. There is a legend that says recruiters would slip a coin into their victim’s drink to con them into accepting service. Glass-bottomed tankards were designed to allow the drinker to see if a coin was in the bottom before they accepted a drink.


loot

Stolen goods; money.


motherload

The largest amount of booty discovered.


pieces of eight

Spanish silver coins worth one peso or eight reales, sometimes literally cut into eight pieces, each worth one real.


plunder

To take booty; rob.


real

Formerly a Spanish coin and monetary unit.