Brasher Doubloon

Brash·​er Doubloon | \ ˈbrashə(r)- \
variants: or Brasher doubloon

Definition of Brasher Doubloon

: a gold coin of the weight of a doubloon struck in New York City in 1787

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History and Etymology for Brasher Doubloon

after Ephraim Brasher or Brashear, 18th century American goldsmith who struck it

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“Brasher Doubloon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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