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I've picked up some more gold coins for my prop treasure stash.
The latest addition is a set of 100 replica Spanish doubloons from Leib Games. It retails for $38.98 on Amazon, but the listing has a perpetual 15% off coupon that brings the final price down to $33.14. I'm pretty sure Leib Games aren't the actual manufacturer, since they appear to be a game distributor.
The coins are brass plated, die-struck zinc and 1.18" in diameter, just a smidge smaller than a US fifty cent piece. The set includes a faux-suede pouch with a sateen drawstring. Nothing fancy, but it does the job.
The coins are great. They have a good heft, one of the main attractions of metal over plastic coins. As you can see below, they're appreciably larger than the Beverly Oaks replica doubloons
, which are around the size of a quarter. The detail of the die struck design is notably cruder on the larger coins.
All and all, I prefer the Leib Games coins to the Beverly Oaks doubloons. Weirdly, the larger coins are actually slightly cheaper on a per piece basis. That said, they're still expensive. Even at a discounted $33 a pop you're laying out some significant scratch to get a few hundred coins.
To be honest, I bought this set because I had a $10 Amazon Gift Card burning a hole in my pocket. As nice as these coins are I don't see myself buying more without another gift card to defray the cost.
Up next, we'll go beyond replica doubloons to a set of surprisingly affordable fantasy coins.