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1968 Coin Mardi Gras Krewe Of Iris "that's What I Like About The South" For Sale

1968 Coin Mardi Gras Krewe Of Iris

1968 coin Mardi Gras Krewe of Iris "That's What I like about the South!"

This item is a rare 1968 Mardi Gras doubloon, or coin, from the famous New Orleans Krewe of Iris. The coin is gold color and depicts the goddess Iris on one side and on the other a Riverboat on the Missisipi with the words “That’s what I like about the South”. Some signs of wear on the goddess side of the coin and the rim is a little rough. Condition should be considered good to very good.

Coins or doubloons are made of aluminum, 1 1/2 inch or dollar size. Nice item to add to your collection.

*** CONDITION OF DOUBLOON OR COIN MAKES A ( BIG ) DIFFERENCE AND ADDS TO ITS VALUE ***

Founded in 1917, the Krewe of Iris is the oldest and the largest of all female Carnival Krewes in New Orleans. Named for the Goddess of the Rainbow, Messenger to the Gods, it maintains a global membership of over 900 active riders.

The organization's inaugural tableau ball was celebrated in 1949 and was the first such event to ever be televised.

First parading in 1959, the Krewe continues to strictly follow the traditional Carnival parading customs, wearing white gloves and full-length Carnival masks.

Our goddess has been kind to us, to this date the organization has never cancelled a parade due to inclement weather.

For the collectors outside of the New Orleans area, who are not familiar with the Mardi Gras doubloon-coin-token or medal as some collectors may call them, they were first made in 1960 by a die-maker by the name of H.Alvin Sharpe. Since then they have been sought after and collected all over the world, for their many themes, gods, sports, movie star and famous people, etc. The front of each doubloon has the Krewe ( Club ) name and the back has the theme for that year on it. Most of these doubloon-coins are ( 1 1/2 inch or dollar size ) and are made in different type medals, such as aluminum, bronze, antique bronze, oxidize, heavy multi colors, dual colors, and some in .999 silver. The aluminums come in different colors, silver aluminum, gold, green, purple, red, blue etc. Some of the aluminum doubloons are thrown from Mardi Gras floats during their annual parade during the Mardi Gras season in the New Orleans area. Others are made to give to special friends at the parade or during their annual ball as a favor. These doubloon-coins are becoming very scarce and hard to find, as they are in demand by collectors all over the world. Hope this helps in describing what a Mardi Gras doubloon is all about

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