Picture 23.5.

This is a Mardi Gras doubloon, struck in 1967 to advertise car 453 as the Streetcar Named Desire.  Around the rim of the obverse is lettered “Louisiana Tourist Development Commission”, and below the picture of car 453, it says “The streetcar / named Desire / New Orleans / 1967”.  On the reverse are the words “Where in the world such vacation variety? / Louisiana! That's where”.  The token is 1.5 inches (38 mm) in diameter.  Mardi Gras doubloons are thrown by the handful from the floats in Mardi Gras parades, along with beads and other trinkets, to the people lining the streets.  “Throw me something, Mister!”

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