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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 ...

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, ...

Material Culture- Doubloons | History of Colonial Latin America


Sep 25, 2015 ... The doubloon is also often portrayed in popular culture as the stereotypical currency of pirates, but the actual history is far deeper and more ...

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.

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 ...

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


Pieces of Eight and Doubloons -- Reales and Escudos. During the Golden Age of Piracy, Spain minted coins in silver and gold. The silver coins were known as ...

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 ...

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, ...

Mardi Gras Doubloons | eBay


Find great deals on eBay for Mardi Gras Doubloons in Modern 1960-1990 Mardi Gras Items ... History:New Orleans History Tokens Doubloons are anodized so .

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 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.