Chocolate coin

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A wrapped chocolate coin in the form of a British farthing
The same coin, unwrapped.
Wrapped chocolate coins mimicking coins of several currencies

Chocolate coins, or chocolate money, are foil covered chocolates in the shape of coins.

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As a Christmas tradition, the chocolate coin giving is said to be inspired by the deeds of Saint Nicholas in the fourth century,[1] with chocolate coins introduced some time after chocolate's introduction into Europe in the sixteenth century.

United Kingdom[edit]

In the United Kingdom chocolate coins mimic the design of real money; they are traditionally bought around Christmas and are used to decorate the Christmas tree and to fill the stockings of children. When children visit a friend or relative they are allowed to find and take chocolates from the tree as a treat. A variant of this is that chocolate coins are hidden somewhere in the house for children to find, often in the form of a treasure trail.[2]

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