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1920 S[?] Good Luck Token

 
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 Posted 12/01/2018  1:05 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Arkie to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Seems to do pretty well on ebay, better on vcoins. Not sure what's between the wishbone and horseshoe.



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 Posted 12/01/2018  2:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Anaximander to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lucky rabbit's foot. ( Not lucky for the rabbit! )
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That makes sense, thanks.
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 Posted 12/02/2018  07:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice token. Here is the Brass (link below) version with mention made of a copper version as well. There were 2 versions - copper or brass made by Nelson Enterprises.

http://tokencatalog.com/token_recor...ion_id=52932
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 Posted 12/02/2018  08:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Circus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a link to a page that covers most of the good luck tokens with the swastika on them, your version isn listed since it isn't a branded advertising type.
https://www.sageventure.com/coins/tokens.html
Here is a link with a bronze version, they are mostly from the 30's just before the American Indian good luck symbol was perverted by the 3rd Reich for their own purposes.
http://www.luckymojo.com/goodluckcoins.html
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 Posted 12/02/2018  11:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add willieboyd2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The Swami Token again!


Swami and All-Seeing Eye Good Luck Coin
Bronze, 32mm, 11.85gm

Obverse:
"Swami" or Fortune Teller wearing turban gazing into crystal ball with floating swastika.
GOOD LUCK WILL ACCOMPANY THE BEARER
Reverse:
Good luck symbols, Swastika, Heart-Key-Lock, Four-Leaf Clover, Elephant, Horseshoe, Rabbit's Foot, Wishbone
All-Seeing Eye below
THE ALL SEEING EYE / GUARDS YOU FROM EVIL

The "Swami" depicted on the coin was not a Muslim, Hindu, or Asian. He was a carnival worker who wore a turban, gazed into a crystal ball, told fortunes, and gave advice. One carnival term for such a worker was "raghead".

Some of the "swamis" made it into the movies, including this fellow:



Professor Marvel from "The Wizard of Oz"


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