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Coins In Movies - The Great Sinner (1949) Gregory Peck And German Thalers

 
 
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 Posted 05/16/2019  9:39 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add willieboyd2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
"The Great Sinner" is a 1949 film set around 1860 at the Wiesbaden casino in Germany.

Gregory Peck meets Ava Gardner and she introduces him to gambling.

"The Great Sinner" - Gregory Peck

At one point he puts two coins on the roulette table:

"The Great Sinner" - Coins on the table

The coin showing is a Germany Prussia Vereinsthaler of King Friedrich Wilhelm IV minted 1857 to 1861.

Another scene with a vereinsthaler obverse and three coin reverses:


The coin reverses shown are not the reverses of vereinsthalers but are reverses of German States post 1871 unification 3 mark coins.

Naturally, I just had to get a Vereinsthaler:

Germany Prussia Vereinsthaler 1860
Silver, 34 mm, 18.52 gm, Berlin mint 'A'
Obverse: FRIEDR. WILHELM IV KOENIG V. PREUSSEN
Reverse: EIN VEREINSTHALER XXX EIN PFUND FEIN 1860

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 Posted 05/17/2019  04:43 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good screencap!

Yesterday I was watching a rerun of Angela Lansbury's 'Murder She Wrote' and there was a scene set in (a rather unconvincing) London. A typical Cockney low-life character was seen handing over an envelope of money to a loan shark - inside could clearly be seen 50 notes with the portrait of Christopher Wren (introduced in 1981) alongside Britannia reverse 1 notes (withdrawn in 1960). Obviously the Hollywood Studio had only a limited selection of British currency!
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Very interesting!


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