British India rupees and President Monroe prop coins
The 1950 MGM film "Kim" shows some unusual prop coins substituting for British Indian rupees.
who becomes a government agent in the border area between India and Afghanistan.
Kim is a young British boy living in late 1800's British India.
He has a friend "Red Beard".
2. Red Beard and Kim on horseback
A local leader brings a chest with some silver coins to pay associates.
3. Hassan Bey has a money chest
No, it is not him.
4. Hassan Bey brings the chest to pay a spy
5. The chest contains something else besides fruit
The coins are supposed to be British India rupees.
The prop coins appear to be the size of US silver dollars.
6. Los Angeles Rubber Stamp Company - Motion Picture Prop Coin - Monroe Doctrine
Aluminum, 35mm, 3.87gm
President James Monroe facing half left
COMPLIMENTS OF / LOS ANGELES RUBBER STAMP CO.
Los Angeles city emblem with flag, bear, eagle, castle, lion
MONROE DOCTRONE (sic) CENTENNIAL 1923
STADIUM, LOS ANGELES. CALIF.
CITY OF LOS ANGELES / FOUNDED 1781
This token was manufactured by the Los Angeles Rubber Stamp Company to be handed out at the:
Los Angeles Monroe Doctrine Centennial Exposition which was held in 1923.
They were then sold to motion picture companies for use as prop coins.
The token misspells the word "doctrine" with "doctrone".
7. A British India rupee, Queen Victoria 1882
Errol Flynn as Mahbub Ali the Red Beard
Dean Stockwell as Kim
Paul Lukas as Lama
Robert Douglas as Colonel Creighton
Writers: Leon Gordon, Helen Deutsch, Rudyard Kipling (novel)