GASPARILLA PIRATE FESTIVAL
Medal sponsored and issued by Ye Gasparilla Krewe, private organization staging annual Pirate Festival in cooperation with city authorities. It is used as "throw" piece, i.e. tossed to crowds by "pirates" and other participants. Apparently 1954 was first year of issue, some representing Golden Anniversary of festival, that medal being dated "1904-1954." Pieces struck beginning 1955 bear no date.
Photos courtesy of Robert Mayer
Obv. In center is a Pirate; above around Gasparilla Pirate Festival; below Tampa
Rev. In center is a Pirate Ship; above Tampa; below For a Golden Future
HK-720 Gilt, scalloped edge. 38mm.
Photos courtesy of Jonathan Brecher
Obv. In center is a Pirate; above around Gasparilla's Golden Jubilee; below Tampa
Rev. In center is a Pirate Ship; above, around 50 Years of Pirate Pageantry; below 1904-1954 / Feb. 8
HK-720a Gilt, scalloped edge. 38mm.HK-718 to HK-719 HK-721 to HK-723