Chocolate money item

Started by Henk, April 13, 2023, 09:36:24 PM

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I found this large size copy of a Dutch gold 10 Gulden coronation coin from 1898. It was issued by the Dutch chocolate manufacturer KWATTA. The name can be found on the reverse left and right of the year near the bottom. The Brand name KWATTA was in the first part of the 20th century used as a generic name for a bar of chocolate.

The piece is made of black plastic and has a gold coloured surface. Size is 70 mm. I do not know when or why it was issued. My assumption is about 1990. Certainly a piece of advertising it may have been intended for use as a coaster. Any information will be appreciated!

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That's a beautiful token, Henk. At 70mm it's quite impressive, but I can't imagine it's purpose either. When I first saw the title of your thread I thought of what I call sweet money.

Sweet money is actually a novelty and is real chocolate wrapped in foil that mimics a real coin. I'm familiar with many denominations of actual US coins both old and new issues. I had a number of them in my collection at one time but over the years have eaten most of them. ;D I never thought a Kennedy half dollar could taste so good.

Always Faithful


Chocolate coins come in a relatively thick aluminium package. The lower part is quite tight. I have always assumed that the lower part was filled with molten chocolate and the upper part was folded over the filled lower part.

I think your plastic piece may well have served to shape the packaging, by pressing it onto the aluminium. Plastic is a bit early for 1898, but Wilhelmina had a number of reign jubilees and even birthdays. The chocolate pieces may have been popular on those occasions.

Last december, Sinterklaas surprised me with a 1 euro piece of 95 mm. It was not in line with my efforts to lose weight, but I ate it anyhow. ;)

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.