A Scion Society of The Baker Street Irregulars
“The French have a very neat way of putting these things.”
– The Sign of The Four (SIGN)
The three colors (Silver, Red & Gold) of the Centurions aluminum Mardi Gras doubloons.
In 1979, a group of six Louisiana businessmen got together with a common goal – a desire to provide the people of Jefferson Parish with a carnival club which was second to none, although most would agree somewhat different from the norm. They wanted to be able to provide a beautiful presentation each year which would be dedicated to children of all ages. Thus, the Krewe of Centurions was formed. Every year, starting in 1980, the Centurions have paraded through Metairie and delighting thousands of parade goers.
For the 2000 festivities, the theme was Centurions Enjoy The Classics. Olivia Moran was the Queen and the King was Dennis McCrory.
A total of 7 different items were issued for the Centurions in 2000 – 3 different color aluminum doubloons, medals in bronze and silver, and multi-color medals (with and without loop).
OBVERSE: (Logo of the Krewe of Centurions – a Roman Centurions carrying a shield and sword in front of Roman temples and a chariot, with CENTURIONS below and the date 1979 above)
REVERSE: CENTURIONS / ENJOY THE CLASSICS / (montage of classic literary items upon a stack of 3 books, the top book is open: Sherlock Holmes, a river boat, a rocket ship, a French Musketeer, Peter Rabbit, the Raven and Moby Dick) / 2000
A – 30mm, Silver Colored Aluminum, Round
B – 30mm, Red Colored Aluminum, Round
C – 30mm, Gold Colored Aluminum, Round
D – 30mm, Bronze, Round
E – 30mm, .999 fine Silver (1 ounce), Round
F – 30mm, Cloisonne Bronze, Round
G – 30mm, Cloisonne Bronze, Round (with loop)