Antique Fire Engine Coin Tribute To Chief Leo Rose 130th Anniversary Coin Gold For Sale
David Crokett Steam Engine Fire Company 1841 which is the oldest continues operating Active Volunteer.
This coin was produced during Mardi Gras 1971 which was paying tribute to Chief Leo Rose.
His image is on the Obverse side, and the logo for the organization on the rear features the Antique Steam fire engine.
It was struck on a 15 gauge piece of aluminum, anodized gold and was produced only for this event.
Doubloons were never made available for sale to the public..
This is a great coin to enhance any coin or Mardi Gras collection.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THEMARDI GRAS First introduced as a Mardi Gras favor in the 1890's, doubloons were popular until the 1960'swhen theywere re-introducedby the late H. Alvin Sharpe in the form of anodized aluminum coins. Available only from riders of the individual Mardi Gras Parade Krewes, doubloon popularityimmediately became popular as an easy way to share the unique historical excitement of various Mardi Gras Parades with absent friends and family, whether local or afar. Only available as Limited Strike Edition Coins, doubloon dyes are always destroyed upon completion of each year's mint and can never reproduced. Standard-Mint Mardi Gras Doubloons measure approximately 1.5" in diameter (slightly smaller than the U.S. Silver Dollar) with a thickness varying from 8 to 15 gauge and come in a vast variety of colors. Mardi Gras Doubloons typically features the Krewe insignia and year of inception on one side. Thereverse typically features the current year and Theme, which, chosen and strictly guarded in secrecy up to several years in advance, is always unique amongst both Krewe and Date. In lieu of the Krewe's Theme, some Mardi Gras Doubloons mayfeature a portrait of the Krewe's current Royalty.
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Antique Fire Engine Coin Tribute To Chief Leo Rose 130th Anniversary Coin Gold: $8