doubloon

noun
dou·​bloon | \ ˌdə-ˈblün How to pronounce doubloon (audio) \

Definition of doubloon

: an old gold coin of Spain and Spanish America

Examples of doubloon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The doubloon is dated 1787 — 11 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed, the same year the Constitution was written, and five years before the federal mint opened in Philadelphia. BostonGlobe.com, "Bain Capital one of two possible buyers for Virgin Australia," 3 June 2020 Today, Wolfe is one of the main distributors of Mobile Mardi Gras’ doubloons. Lily Jackson | Ljackson@al.com, al, "Trading treasure: Mobile doubloon collectors rally again," 8 Mar. 2020 The first doubloon trading group started in the mid-'70s. Lily Jackson | Ljackson@al.com, al, "Trading treasure: Mobile doubloon collectors rally again," 8 Mar. 2020 Edward Wolfe searched for the Striker Mystic Society’s 1974 aluminum doubloon for years. Lily Jackson | Ljackson@al.com, al, "Trading treasure: Mobile doubloon collectors rally again," 8 Mar. 2020 This Cupid’s saucy moment in the spotlight led off the Inca soiree, and for his hale and hearty efforts he was rewarded with raucous applause and showers of doubloons. al, "Masked Observer all-in with Incas and Butterfly Maidens," 21 Feb. 2020 Overheard at National Geographic Beyond gold doubloons. National Geographic, "Is Halloween really a holiday?," 28 Oct. 2019 Not gold doubloons, but old rum bottles and crockery that workers would come across. Jonathan Levin, latimes.com, "Mystery surrounds Jeffrey Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean," 12 July 2019 The krewe threw a special doubloon featuring the late musician Pete Fountain that looks like a little gold record. Melinda Morris, NOLA.com, "Superkrewe of Orpheus rolls in New Orleans: See photos from the parade," 13 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of doubloon

1622, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for doubloon

Spanish doblón, augmentative of dobla, an old Spanish coin, from Latin dupla, feminine of duplus double — more at double

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16 Jun 2020

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“Doubloon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doubloon. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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