Spanish Town parade mints special doubloon

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The organizers of the Spanish Town Parade have a little something extra up their sleeve this year. A Doubloon minted especial for Spanish Town.

This is the first time they've ever had a special doubloon made.

It's says Flamingo Dynasty, which is this year's theme. Only 250 were made and they were given to a select group of people.

However, that could change soon.

"We are hoping next year to only mint these which are the heavy ones, but to see if the crews are interested in purchasing the lighter weight ones," says Mary Jane Marcantel, parade goer.

The lighter doubloon will actually be able to be thrown in the parade. By the way, organizers say they've expecting an epic crowd thanks to the weather.

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