BrianRxm Coins in Movies  
Thanks to DVD technology, it is now possible to "freeze" frames on an old movie.
From 1934 to 1960, the US Treasury department did not allow real money to be shown in
books and films.
There was an exception in the law for books and catalogs, if the pictures were for
"numismatic purposes".
Films made during that period usually used imitations.
The coins shown here are sometimes film "props".
They are designed to look larger than real coins for cameras.
Real rare or ancient coins were not usually used as they were expensive and could be
lost or misplaced on film sets.
It is only a coincidence that actor Walter Huston appeared in several of these films.