For your consideration is this very cool doubloon. One side is marked Mardi Gras Tho I work hard for money I often wonder why? Cause the things I really want seems money will never buy. H. Alvin Sharpe Money. Other side has what I think is a very detailed trolley car and go first glass. The case has various marks and the number 68 which I believe is 1968 and would make sense because the earlier ones are not dated like the newer ones. The actual coin measures just shy of 1 and 1/2 inches across. It could benefit from a light cleaning. The case is missing a staple and discolored as shown. I am unsure of the metal.
Info on doubloons:
But when the doubloons were first introduced to the festivities in the 1960s, Sharp didn’t know if the idea would go over too well, so he left the date off of the coins. 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 souvenirs. The doubloon is one of the most enduring symbols of Mardi Gras. These highly detailed, brightly-colored coins are thrown from the floats and many have become collector items. Doubloons are stamped with the different carnival club logo on one side and the parade’s theme on the other, so that no two clubs have doubloons that are exactly alike, and each year they are different, too. They are minted in various colors, and from different materials, like aluminum, silver, bronze and now plastic.