You may be surprised to know that the owner of possibly the largest collection of Mississippi Mardi Gras doubloons resides here in Biloxi, Miss. Matthew Comstock, born and raised here on the coast, remembers his first Mardi Gras parade and the unmistakable sound of handfuls of doubloons hitting the ground after being tossed from a carnival float. And that’s where his hobby started. Matt’s fascination with doubloons began as a child on the parade route and continues today on the doubloon-collecting circuit. As popular parade throws come and go, one thing is certain for Matt. Doubloons evoke memories of childhood fun. They are every bit a part of cultural heritage as they are of Matthew’s prized collection.
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