Jack Sparrow's Pirate Beads is one of Captain Jack Sparrow's many trinkets. Made out of an ancient Burmese coin woven into Moroccan beads, this trinket appeared tied on Jack's bandana in the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films (also known as the Pirates trilogy), where it played a fairly prominent role in At World's End as one of the nine "pieces of eight". Among other appearances, Jack's trinket appears in the 2006 revamp of the original Disneyland attraction and other various media.


According to the "Inside the Brethren Court" feature in the At World's End DVD, the Moroccan beads came from a French lady of questionable reputation. The coin is an ancient one from Siam, one of the first two bits he ever pirated.



The Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy


Jack wearing his pirate beads.

The pirate beads first appeared as one of Jack Sparrow's many trinkets in The Curse of the Black Pearl, first seen when Jack took off his hat and saluted to three pirate corpses hanging off the coast of Port Royal. For the majority of the films, Jack's trinket is always seen draping over his forehead, if not covered by a hat.

The item's importance wasn't shown until At World's End, where it was revealed that Jack Sparrow held one of the nine pieces of eight used to bind Calypso into human form. By the end of the parley between the Brethren Court and the East India Trading Company, Hector Barbossa sliced Jack's piece of eight and had his pet monkey retrieved it. Barbossa placed the item with the other pieces of eight, where they were burned in the incantation to release Calypso.

Video games

Kingdom Hearts II

The trinket can be seen worn on Jack's bandana in the game.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow

The trinket can be seen worn on Jack's bandana in the game.

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game

The trinket can be seen worn on Jack's bandana in the game. Unlike the film series, Jack's trinket appears in the levels based on the fourth movie, On Stranger Tides.

Disney Parks

Pirates of the Caribbean

In the 2006 refurbishment of the attraction, Jack Sparrow can be seen wearing the trinket in three scenes: once near the magistrate-dunking sequence (though he also wears his hat), next seen hiding from the "Pooped Pirate" in a barrel, and last seen when Jack finds treasure at the ending of the ride.


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