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Mardi Gras History: The Origin of the Doubloon - GoNOLA.com


Jan 17, 2012 ... The Mardi Gras doubloon is one of the oldest and most cherished throws of Carnival, originating at the Krewe of Rex parade in the 1950s.

History of Doubloons | Doubloon coins | What are Doubloons


This is the only time in the doubloons' parade history that the date has not been engraved making them one of the most sought after and extremely valuable ...

NMAH | Legendary Coins & Currency: Brasher Doubloon, 1787


The Brasher Doubloon is one of the most enigmatic coins in American numismatic history. We know when it was minted, who minted it, and approximately how ...

Pieces of Eight and Doubloons - Pirates of the Caribbean, in Fact ...


There is often confusion about what constitutes a doubloon. Doubloon comes from the Spanish Doblón which means to double; thus a doubloon is a coin of ...

Mardi Gras doubloons: The Times-Picayune covers 175 years of ...


Jan 29, 2012 ... Doubloons are an enduring symbol of Carnival. ... Mardi Gras doubloons: The Times-Picayune covers 175 years of New Orleans history.

NOLA Doubloon | New Orleans History and Heritage Tours


NOLA Doubloon is both a tour operator for historical tours in New Orleans and a forum for celebrating, discussing and tracking the city's cultural assets.

The Rich History of Mardi Gras's Cheap Trinkets


Feb 20, 2004 ... The goodies, or "throws," consist of necklaces of plastic beads, coins called doubloons and stamped with krewes' logos and parade themes, ...

Doubloon | Define Doubloon at Dictionary.com


Historical Examples. He brought the wine and seven sequins, the change for the doubloon I had given him. The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques ...

History of Mardi Gras Doubloons | eHow


History of Mardi Gras Doubloons. Mardi Gras doubloons are one of the treasures thrown from floats during the Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans. The tradition ...

The UNIQUE 1787 Brasher Doubloon | Kagin's


Apr 17, 2008 ... The 1787 Brasher Doubloon is an impressive example of early .... And in the real world, the history of how a mere seven of these coins have ...

The doubloon was a two-escudo or 32-real gold coin; weighing 6.867 grams ( 0.218 troy ounces) in 1537, and 6.766 grams from 1728, of .92 fine gold (22-carat  ... More »
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History of the Spanish Doubloon - Northwest Territorial Mint


he Spanish Doubloon was a seven-gram (.225 Troy-ounce) gold coin minted in Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish settlement of Nueva Grenada (present-day ...

Doubloon Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles ...


Get information, facts, and pictures about Doubloon at Encyclopedia.com. Make research ... Dictionary of American History The Concise Oxford... The Oxford ...

Mardi Gras Beads & Throws | Mardi Gras New Orleans


In the Bacchus parade, the King's float throws doubloons with the image of the celebrity king on one side of the doubloon. If you're lucky enough to catch one, ...