You Know You’ve Made it When…

…you are the coin of someone’s realm.

From the eBay description for this item:

“This is a Mardi Gras doubloon that pays tribute to Billy Crystal the famous comedian. Every year the Krewe of Bacchus has a celebrity guest. The coins are always the color of wine as Bacchus is the God of Wine I believe. They don’t scan well but are very nice when you see them. I have a number of different celebrities on these coins. You may want to try to collect all of them.


For those of you who dont know, Mardi Gras doubloons are brightly colored aluminum coins about the size of a silver dollar. They are 1 1/2 inches in diameter. They were thrown by Krewe members from Mardi Gras floats. Doubloons usually have the symbol of the Krewe on the front along with the date the Krewe was organized, the back side usually has the theme for that years parade as well as the date. Each Krewe may have a number of different doubloons for each years parade. Usually the silver ones are the most common, followed by a range of colors from red to gold. Some Krewes mint real bronze, silver and even gold doubloons, however these are very rare and seldom put up for sale. Many Mardi Gras doubloons are fairly rare outside of New Orleans, and many are rare even in the city. They make great inexpensive yet unique collectibles or gifts.”

Wouldn’t Jodie’s daughter be proud?


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