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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doubloon(noun)

    a former Spanish gold coin


  1. doubloon(Noun)

    A former Spanish gold coin, also used in its American colonies.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Doubloon(adj)

    a Spanish gold coin, no longer issued, varying in value at different times from over fifteen dollars to about five. See Doblon in Sup

    Etymology: [F. doublon, Sp. doblon. See Double, a., and cf. Dupion.]


  1. Doubloon

    The doubloon, was a two-escudo or 32-reales gold coin, weighing 6.77 grams. Doubloons were minted in Spain, Mexico, Peru, and Nueva Granada. The term was first used to describe the golden excelente either because of its value of two ducats or because of the double portrait of Ferdinand and Isabella. Doubloons marked "2 S" are equivalent to $4 in US gold coins and were traded in that manner. Small 1/2 Escudo coins have no value on them but were worth a Spanish Milled Dollar in trade. In Spain, doubloons were current up to the middle of the 19th century. Isabella II of Spain replaced an escudo-based coinage with decimal reales in 1859, and replaced the 6.77 gram doblón with a new heavier doblón worth 100 reales and weighing 8.3771 grams. The last Spanish doubloons were minted in 1849. After their independence, the former Spanish colonies Mexico, Peru and Nueva Granada continued to mint doubloons. Doubloons have also been minted in Portuguese colonies, where they went by the name dobrão, with the same meaning. In Europe the doubloon became the model for several other gold coins, including the French Louis d'or, the Italian doppia, the Swiss duplone, the Northern German pistole, and the Prussian Friedrich d'or.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Doubloon

    dub-loon′, n. an obsolete Spanish gold coin double the value of a pistole—varying from 33s. in 1772 to 20s. 8d. in 1848. [Sp. doblon.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. doubloon

    A Spanish gold coin, value 16 dollars: £3, 3s. to £3, 6s. English.

Editors Contribution

  1. doubloon

    Bubloons is a Hindi word which means bable ka dudh(breastfeeding) Definition of bubloons : According to Abhijeet Tiwari "By bubloons we mean bubloons in the strict sense of the world but the whole of material, milk, etc"

    Submitted by Satyamtiwari864 on January 30, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of doubloon in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of doubloon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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