Talk:Doubloon

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This should not be moved to Wiktionary. Any type of coin should be a topic for a dictionary article. Burschik 10:44, 11 Mar 2005 (UTC)

I would like to see an image of a doubloon and a Mardi Gras doubloon using {{Infobox Coin}}. --JAYMEDINC 02:31, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Pieces of eight[edit]

I understand the dubloon also referred to an 8 escudo coin, divided in equal parts, hence the pirate movie phrase... Trekphiler 09:40, 29 December 2006 (UTC)


Yes, I too thought that a doubloon was 8 escudos, not 2. Can anyone find an authoritative source for this? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.255.7.172 (talk) 06:41, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

There is (at least now) a very good piece of eight] article that answers this. 71.165.114.156 (talk) 23:24, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

And why do you think it's called a DOUBLoon? it's because it's a double escudo. The 8 thing, as mentioned above is for the 8 real piece of eight, a quarter of the original doubloon. --Svartalf (talk) 06:08, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

Popular Culture[edit]

I'm for deleting most of the Popular Culture entries, keeping only Mardi Gras, Moby-Dick and Raymond Chandler. Opinions? —Tamfang (talk) 22:19, 5 August 2012 (UTC)