From the popular Fort Knox branded candy line, these are milk chocolate medallions wrapped in gold foil that features the front and back style of a 1960s US half dollar. Each box contains 20 individually wrapped coins. Each coin is 2.04oz ( 58g ) and these are big - almost 4 inches in diameter. A fun gift and a tasty treat.
According to Wikipedia, as a Christmas tradition, the chocolate coin giving was thought to be started by the deeds of Saint Nicholas. He was the bishop of Myra in Lycia, which is now considered Turkey. Although there isn’t any written documentation, many legends speak of his kindness to children. He was said to be an incredibly shy person and wanted to give money to the poor children of Myra without them knowing about it. One night he climbed on a roof and threw a purse of money down a chimney, which landed in a pair of stockings that a little girl had hung up to dry. Every year Saint Nicholas would keep giving coins or money to the children of Myra.